Definitions for "Peripheral nervous system"
Keywords:  pns, cranial, nervous, spinal, ganglia
All nerve cells in the body that are not part of the central nervous system. The PNA includes the somatic and autonomic nervous systems. go to glossary index
The parts of the nervous system other than the brain and spinal cord; includes all the nerves that connect the CNS to receptors, muscles, organs, and glands throughout the body.
That part of the nervous system consisting of the nerves and ganglia outside the brain and spinal cord.