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Peripheral Nervous System

The nervous system outside of the brain and spinal cord. The peripheral nervous system has autonomic and somatic divisions. The autonomic nervous system includes the enteric, parasympathetic, and sympathetic subdivisions. The somatic nervous system includes the cranial and spinal nerves and their ganglia and the peripheral sensory receptors.

Year introduced: 1994

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Tree Number(s): A08.800

MeSH Unique ID: D017933

Entry Terms:

  • Nervous System, Peripheral
  • Nervous Systems, Peripheral
  • Peripheral Nervous Systems
  • System, Peripheral Nervous
  • Systems, Peripheral Nervous

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