peripheral nervous system


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peripheral nervous system:

see nervous systemnervous system,
network of specialized tissue that controls actions and reactions of the body and its adjustment to the environment. Virtually all members of the animal kingdom have at least a rudimentary nervous system.
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peripheral nervous system

[pə′rif·ə·rəl ′nər·vəs ‚sis·təm]
(neuroscience)
The autonomic nervous system, the cranial nerves, and the spinal nerves including their associated sensory receptors.
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The brainstem reflex abnormalities were irrespective of the abnormalities in the peripheral nervous system.
But, up until now, no one's had the ability and required technology to actually test different drugs to find something that targets the peripheral nervous system and not the central nervous system in a patient specific, or personalized manner.
The peripheral nervous system is comprised of the cranial nerves, spinal nerves, autonomic nerves, and ganglia.
SSeCKS (src suppressed C kinase substrate) is a proposed substrate for protein kinase C that has been localized in both the central and peripheral nervous system.
Doctors suspect MacCulloch has CIDP, a condition of the peripheral nervous system, the team said.
The DAQ system is used to study the peripheral nervous system by stimulating various neural receptors and measuring the resulting response.
Peripheral nervous system findings in plumbism may include wrist and foot drop especially in adults.
Another of the leads is a tachykinin splice variant that exhibits a specific activity in the peripheral nervous system.
Babbel is recovering in a Munich hospital from Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a rare inflammation of the peripheral nervous system, which has left him barely able to walk, paralysed in his arms and unable to close his eyes.
One promising prospect is Schwann cells, myelin-making cells from the peripheral nervous system (the network of nerves outside the brain and spinal cord).
The autonomic system, a complex subset of the peripheral nervous system, controls involuntary activities, such as heart rate, temperature, and intestinal motility.
Any unilateral damage in the central or peripheral nervous system involving the motor neurons or the axons of the RLN can cause URLNP.

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