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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Contribution to knowledge of postnatal development of peripheral nervous system in man: study of bases and scope of systematic investigations into fibre size in peripheral nerves. Acta Psychiatry Neurol Scand Suppl 1944;33:1-206.
In some cases of traumatic injuries, a peripheral nerve (the motor and sensory nerves that connect the central nervous system to the entire body) may be injured, resulting in disrupted neurological signals and loss of normal body functions.
Konstantin Slavin, professor of neurosurgery at University of Illinois at Chicago and author of the book Peripheral Nerve Stimulation.
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Our focus in this manuscript was on analyzing the molecular events in immune/inflammatory pathways following peripheral nerve injury in detail.
Although peripheral nerve sheath tumors are uncommon in birds, they should be included in the differential diagnosis in any bird presenting with subcutaneous nodules.
Despite microsurgical advances, patients with peripheral nerve injury may experience suboptimal clinical outcomes after treatment (Hart et al., 2008).
In the Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology orthopedic surgeons treat both immediate and delayed peripheral nerves injuries, also those managed previously in other surgical centers.
Further analysis of the sonographic imaging has aided better delineation of the peripheral nerves, demonstrating that the echogenic appearance of peripheral nerves lies between that of the corresponding muscle and tendon with muscles having more hypoechoic appearance relative to peripheral nerves.

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