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peripheral nervous system

noun

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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July 05, 2015
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