A Better Understanding of Polio and PPS – contd page 11

Firstly, we should know a little bit about how our central nervous system (CNS) functions in order to understand the impact regarding the immediate consequences of a poliomye- litis infection and the PPS.

Here are some photographs of poliomyelitis survivors of then and now:

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The Central Nervous System (CNS)

The CNS controls the functions of vital organs of the body including functions of movement and senses:  –> thinking, feeling and action. It is responsible for processing the complex network of nerves to ensure that the organs work correctly. The CNS interprets-, stores- and responds to information received from the outside environment and within the body.