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central nervous system

Comprised of the brain and spinal cord, the central nervous system sends and receives all messages that control body function.


regions of the spineThe cervical area of the spine is the neck region, and contains 6 of the 23 discs in the spine.



Collagen is a body component made up of amino acids, which form together to make protein. 

CT scan

A CT scan or CAT scan is computerized axial tomography scan (CAT scan) wherein a series of X-ray images are taken from different angles and computer processed to create cross-sectional images, or slices, of the bones, blood vessels and soft tissues inside your body.