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peripheral nervous system

Syllabification: pe·riph·er·al nerv·ous sys·tem

Definition of peripheral nervous system in English:

noun

Anatomy
The nervous system outside the brain and spinal cord.
Example sentences
  • The nervous system is subdivided into the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system.
  • The autonomic nervous system includes parts of the central and peripheral nervous systems.
  • The primary sites of toxicity are the central and peripheral nervous systems, with particular toxicity to the cerebellum and motor cortex.

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