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]
The autonomic nervous system, the cranial nerves, and the spinal nerves including their associated sensory receptors.
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Crush injuries are being employed in the studies of molecular events that participate in peripheral nerve regeneration.
The SPRINT PNS System works by implanting a thin leadwire, the MicroLead, typically under image-guidance, to target a peripheral nerve. The MicroLead is connected to a wearable device that sends small electrical pulses to the nerve for up to 60 days after which time the lead is withdrawn.
The team randomly assigned 157 adults to receive one of two options three minutes prior to the peripheral nerve block: either an injection of 1-2 mg of midazolam, or a pair of noise-canceling headphones playing Marconi Union's 'Weightless' an eight-minute song, created in collaboration with sound therapists, with carefully arranged harmonies, rhythms, and bass lines designed specifically to calm listeners down.
Given the clinical symptoms of involuntary muscle activity in the form of fasciculations, muscle aches, cramps and muscle discomfort along with the findings of repeated discharges with doublets and triplets on electromyography and complete resolution of symptoms by steroids and plasmapheresis we believe our patient was a case of peripheral nerve hyperexcitability and in particular Isaac syndrome.
The epidemiology and management of upper limb peripheral nerve injuries in modern practice.
Effects of protein energy malnutrition on peripheral nerve conduction in children.
Peripheral nerve injury is a common disease and has been a focus in neuroscience researches.
To gain further understanding of the steps to repair these nerves, ODT spoke with Karen Zaderej, chairman, CEO, and president of AxoGen, an Alachua, Fla.-based company focused on the science, development, and commercialization of technologies for peripheral nerve regeneration and repair.
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Peripheral nerve blocks provide effective postoperative analgesia for extremity surgeries [1] and have been associated with few complications [2].

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