peripheral nervous system

noun

Definition of peripheral nervous system

  1. :  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

1846

First Known Use of peripheral nervous system

1846


Medical Dictionary

peripheral nervous system

noun

Medical Definition of peripheral nervous system

  1. :  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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