Nerves that conduct impulses outside the brain and spinal cord i.e., outside the CNS. However, the cell bodies of PNS nerves reside in the CNS, with their lengths extending out to peripheral parts of the body.
The pathways by which the central nervous system receives sensory information from the body and sends commands to muscles. The peripheral nervous system is divided into two halves. The sensory system brings information in from the body, while the motor system sends commands out to muscles.
is defined as those nerves that lie outside the brain, brainstem or spinal cord. The PNS consists of nerve trunks made up of both afferent fibres or axons conducting sensory information to the spinal cord and brainstem and efferent fibres transmitting impulses primarily to the muscles
Consists of neurons connecting the central nervous system (the brain and the spinal cord) to the rest of the body. Sensory neurons bring information to the central nervous system from sensory receptors of the body. Motor neurons carry signals from the central nervous system to organs such as muscles and glands.
The nervous system outside of the brain and spinal cord. The peripheral nervous system has autonomic and somatic divisions. The autonomic nervous system includes the enteric, parasympathetic, and sympathetic subdivisions. The somatic nervous system includes the cranial and spinal nerves and their ganglia and the peripheral sensory receptors.
Consists of the neurons throughout the body with the exception of those in the CNS. These include the sensory neurons, which detect any sensory stimuli and alert the CNS of their presence, and motor neurons, which connect the CNS to the muscles and carry out instructions from the CNS for movement.
The peripheral nervous system (PNS) is the part of the nervous system that consists of the nerves and neurons that reside or extend outside the central nervous system--to serve the limbs and organs, for example. The peripheral nervous system is further divided into the somatic nervous system and the autonomic nervous system.
the division of the nervous system, composed of the nerves, that conveys sensory information to the central nervous system and motor commands from the central nervous system to the skeletal muscles and internal organs. (67)