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peripheral nervous system

noun

Definition of PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM

:  the part of the nervous system that is outside the central nervous system and comprises the cranial nerves excepting the optic nerve, the spinal nerves, and the autonomic nervous system

First Known Use of PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM

1896

peripheral nervous system

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM

:  the part of the nervous system that is outside the central nervous system and comprises the cranial nerves excepting the optic nerve, the spinal nerves, and the autonomic nervous system

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