Definition of Peripheral nervous system

1. Noun. The section of the nervous system lying outside the brain and spinal cord.

Exact synonyms: Systema Nervosum Periphericum
Generic synonyms: System
Group relationships: Nervous System, Systema Nervosum

Definition of Peripheral nervous system

1. Noun. (neuroanatomy) The part of the nervous system which is not the central nervous system. ¹

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Medical Definition of Peripheral nervous system

1. One of the two major divisions of the nervous system. Nerves in the PNS connect the central nervous system (CNS) with sensory organs, other organs, muscles, bloodvessels and glands. (22 May 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Peripheral Nervous System

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Literary usage of Peripheral nervous system

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Development of the Chick: An Introduction to Embryology by Frank Rattray Lillie (1908)
"THE peripheral nervous system The peripheral nervous system comprises the nerves which span between peripheral organs and the central nervous system. ..."

2. Quarterly Journal of Microscopical Science edited by Biologists Limited, The Company of. (1880)
"The peripheral nervous system in PAL;EO- and SCHIZO- ... July number of this Journal), the peripheral nervous system is dealt with very superficially only. ..."

3. Elements of the Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates by Robert Wiedersheim (1886)
"peripheral nervous system. By means of the peripheral nervous system a physiological connection is established between the periphery of the body and the ..."

4. Anatomy of the Cat by Jacob Ellsworth Reighard, Herbert Spencer Jennings (1901)
"THE peripheral nervous system. i. Cranial Nerves. Nervi cerebrales.—IN OLFAC- TORIUS.—The fasciculi of the olfactory nerves arise from the olfactory bulb ..."

5. A Laboratory Manual and Text-book of Embryology by Charles William Prentiss (1915)
"CHAPTER XII THE peripheral nervous system The nerves, ganglia and sense organs constitute the peripheral nervous system. The peripheral nerves consist of ..."

6. Organic and Functional Nervous Diseases: A Text-book of Neurology by Moses Allen Starr (1913)
"THE peripheral nervous system. TIIK peripheral nervous system is made up of the twelve crania ;iiid thirty-one spinal pairs of nerves which connect every ..."

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