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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