peripheral nervous system


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Related to peripheral nervous system: Somatic nervous system, autonomic nervous system, central nervous system
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Synonyms for peripheral nervous system

the section of the nervous system lying outside the brain and spinal cord

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The peripheral nervous system is made up of different types of nerves -- some are mechanical (feel pressure) and others detect temperature (heat).
Patients with diabetes mellitus, kidney, liver, and thyroid diseases, amyloidosis, chronic heart failure, malignancies, or abuse of alcohol and patients diagnosed to have peripheral nervous system diseases were not included in the study.
These regions play a critical role in receiving sensory information from the peripheral nervous system and the spinal cord, and relaying messages throughout the brain that control thinking, learning, movement, and other behaviors.
The progressive muscle weakness that accompanies this disease results from the involvement of the motor neurons of the peripheral nervous system.
This system is called the peripheral nervous system.
The first electrophysiologic study of the peripheral nervous system in neonates and young children whose mothers drank alcohol heavily during pregnancy found slower ulnar motor nerve velocity and smaller proximal and distal amplitude in 17 children exposed to more than 2 ounces of alcohol per day in utero, compared with 13 children whose mothers did not drink during pregnancy (J.
In the developing Drosophila melanogaster Peripheral Nervous System (PNS), Sensory Organ Precursors (SOPs) are specified at stereotyped positions and in precise numbers in the wing disc.
SSeCKS (src suppressed C kinase substrate) is a proposed substrate for protein kinase C that has been localized in both the central and peripheral nervous system.
Doctors suspect MacCulloch has CIDP, a condition of the peripheral nervous system, the team said.
Peripheral nervous system findings in plumbism may include wrist and foot drop especially in adults.
Another of the leads is a tachykinin splice variant that exhibits a specific activity in the peripheral nervous system.
Babbel is recovering in a Munich hospital from Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a rare inflammation of the peripheral nervous system, which has left him barely able to walk, paralysed in his arms and unable to close his eyes.
One promising prospect is Schwann cells, myelin-making cells from the peripheral nervous system (the network of nerves outside the brain and spinal cord).
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