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central

(Essential), adjective basal, basic, capital, cardinal, chief, crucial, dominant, elemental, first, foremost, foundational, fundamental, highly important, indispensable, intrinsic, intrinsical, key, main, major, necessary, pivotal, primal, primary, principal, requisite, ruling, significant, supreme, underlying, vital

central

(Situated near center), adjective center, centric, centrical, equidistant, focal, halfway, inmost, inner, medial, median, mesial, middle, middlemost, midmost
Associated concepts: central board of appeals, central filing, centralization center of gravity doctrine
See also: basic, cardinal, federal, fundamental, important, indispensable, integral, intermediate, leading, master, material, outstanding, primary

CENTRAL. Relating to the centre, or placed in the centre; as, the central courts of the United States, are those located in the city of Washington, whose jurisdiction extends over the whole country. These are, first, the Senate of the United States, when organized to try impeachments; secondly, the Supreme Court of the United States.
     2. The government of the United States is the central government.

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1 Secondary central nervous system (CNS) involvement in DLBCL includes an isolated CNS relapse or CNS involvement with systemic disease.
The national CNS association provides a leadership platform through which Canadian CNS' influence cost-effective healthcare system change to support safe, quality care and superior outcomes.
The 2015 CNS Partnership Conference was scheduled to take place in Nashville, but it had to move because of lack of availability in the country music capital.
The I Board has, however, turned down the proposal for creation of interim additional manpower for CNS discipline saying that already 840 posts were lying vacant," Kobiraj said.
Elsewhere, a CNS is defined as a Registered Nurse (RN) who, through both practice and masterate level education, has become an expert in a clinical area of nursing (Sparacino, 2005).
One of the retained CNS editors will work in Los Angeles (where Creators is based) and another retained editor and one of the retained salespeople will work out of San Diego (where CNS was based).
The medical-surgical CNS assesses the nature of the problem and develops a comprehensive plan to get LOS in line with national norms, thus returning the service line to financial viability.
Because the CNS has a macrophage-inhibiting molecule, the myelin cleanup process doesn't proceed efficiently there, and nerve cell regeneration stalls, asserts Schwartz.
The method of delivery of a drug to the CNS has an impact on the drug's commercial potential.
Barriers to CNS practice included: lack of understanding of the role; lack of support for the research component of the role; lack of support from key stakeholders, administration and the organization; invisibility of the role; financial restraints; and the organizational culture and agenda (Bryant-Lukodius, 2010; Charbachi et al.
The agreement to rethink how companies interact and to streamline and accelerate CNS drug development was formed at the CNS Summit 2012, which took place November 15-18.
Moreover, they strengthen the concept -- until now unproved in animals -- that the fate of damaged CNS nerves rests not on growth factors alone but one the delicate balance between growth-enhancing and growth-inhibiting substances.