peripheral nervous system

noun
Updated on: 12 Apr 2018

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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1846

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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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