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peripheral

Anatomy of, relating to, or situated near the surface of the body

peripheral

[pə′rif·ə·rəl]
(anatomy)
Pertaining to or located at or near the surface of a body or an organ.
(computer science)
(science and technology)
Remote from the center; marginal; on the periphery.

peripheral

(hardware)
(Or "peripheral device", "device") Any part of a computer other than the CPU or working memory, i.e. disks, keyboards, monitors, mice, printers, scanners, tape drives, microphones, speakers, cameras, to list just the less exotic ones.

High speed working memory, such as RAM, ROM or, in the old days, core would not normally be referred to as peripherals. The more modern term "device" is also more general in that it is used for things such as a pseudo-tty, a RAM drive, or a network adaptor.

Some argue that, since the advent of the personal computer, the motherboard, hard disk, keyboard, mouse, and monitor are all parts of the base system, and only use the term "peripheral" for optional additional components.

peripheral

Any input, output or storage device connected externally or internally to the computer's CPU, such as a monitor, keyboard, mouse, printer, hard disk, graphics tablet, scanner, joystick or paddle. Pronounced "per-if-uh-rul." See peripheral bus.
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The blink reflex: Central and Peripheric EMG Anatomy-Physiology-Clinic.
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The carbohydrate metabolism is characterized by peripheric insulin resistance, associated with hyperinsulinemia, which results in secondary diabetes mellitus.
A]t the periphery, an annular building; at the centre, a tower; this tower is pierced with wide windows that open onto the inner side of the ring; the peripheric building is divided into cells, each of which extends the whole width of the building.
On the other hand, it has been thought that these two main dialects of Estonian originally represent the same South Finnic branch, South Estonian, due to its peripheric location, better preserving a more ancient, Proto-Finnic state.
pierced with wide windows that open onto the inner side of the ring; the peripheric building is divided into cells, each of which extends the whole width of the building; they have two windows, one on the inside, corresponding to the windows of the tower; the other, on the outside, allows the light to cross the cell from one end to the other.
On the peripheric resorption of albumen in gastropods and its significance for general embryology.
This real emergency was seized upon and twisted by the ruling capitalists into revoking both the Keynesian compromise with the metropolitan lower classes and the Wilsonian promise to the peripheric "South.
Foucault explains that this spatial arrangement functions as "a machine for dissociating the see/being seen dyed: in the peripheric ring, one is totally seen, without ever seeing; in the central tower, one sees everything without ever being seen.
H&E, magnification 10x (C) Axonal degeneration in a peripheric nerve with swollen axons, axonal loss, and loss of myelin.
A peripheric vascular access was opened in all patients in the preoperative patient room before the attempt from the dorsum of the hand or antecubital area with an 18 gauge intravenous (iv) cannula; and 500-750 ml liquid calculation was made with 0.