Definitions for "Peripheral nerves"
Keywords:  cranial, autonomic, spinal, nerve, cord
cranial nerves, spinal nerves, and autonomic nervous system (i.e., nerves outside the central nervous system)
The nerves of the skull and the spine.
Nerves that run to and from the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) to and from all other areas of the body. The nerves carry sensory messages (such as touch and temperature) and motor messages, which make the tissues and organs of the body carry out their functions, e.g. muscles contract for movement.