peripheral 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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"We have discovered a pathway that accelerates myelin degradation in the peripheral nervous system and are now trying to determine whether this can also trigger myelin removal in the central nervous system," adds Claire Jacob, describing the results of on-going research in her lab.
Opioids act on the central and peripheral nervous systems. They target three types of receptors: mu, kappa, and delta receptors.
Primary Sjogren's syndrome (PSS) can have central nervous system (CNS) as well as peripheral nervous system (PNS) manifestations6.
Effects of lymphoma on the peripheral nervous system. J R Soc Med.
Patients older than 65 years and patients with central and/or peripheral nervous system involvement related to any other systemic disease were excluded from the study.
(i) Systemic autoimmune disturbances can affect both central and peripheral nervous system and they can present subacutely.
Those with mutations in one of two genes--Mecp2 or Gabrb3--in the peripheral nervous system showed more signs of anxiety and interacted with other mice less than mice that didn't have those mutations.
Peripheral nervous system stem cells can secrete nerve growth factor to aid cell growth and temporarily act as replacement cells.
It is possible to achieve this thanks to electrodes surgically implanted into the peripheral nervous system of the subject."
The peripheral nervous system is a network of 43 pairs of motor and sensory nerves that connect the brain and spinal cord to muscles and organs throughout the body.
Specifically, the researchers can now directly convert adult human blood cells to both central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) neurons as well as neurons in the peripheral nervous system (rest of the body) that are responsible for pain, temperature and itch perception.
Although there is a heavy emphasis on sport-related concussions and brain injuries there are also chapters examining numerous central and peripheral nervous system injuries that often occur in a sports setting.
Hypoxemia in COPD patients is thought to have negative effects on the peripheral nervous system as well as on many other organs.
Therefore, we have developed co-culture models of cells derived from peripheral nervous system, namely dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons and Schwann cells to investigate the putative role of glial cells in protecting neurons from manganese-induced neurodegeneration.
"Neuroanatomical Basis of Clinical Neurology" examines the somatic and autonomic components of the peripheral nervous system, emphasizing nerve entrapments and neuropathies, while describing various dysfunctions by demonstrating the neuronal interconnectivity between higher and lower autonomic centers and the mediation of visceral reflexes.
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