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Descriptor English: Peripheral Nervous System
Descriptor Spanish: Sistema Nervioso Periférico
Descriptor Portuguese: Sistema Nervoso Periférico
Descriptor French: Système nerveux périphérique
Entry term(s): Nervous System, Peripheral
Nervous Systems, Peripheral
Peripheral Nervous Systems
System, Peripheral Nervous
Systems, Peripheral Nervous
Tree number(s): A08.800
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017933
Scope note: 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.
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply
CH chemistry
CY cytology
DE drug effects
DG diagnostic imaging
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
IM immunology
IN injuries
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
SU surgery
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Peripheral Nerves (1966-1993)
Public MeSH Note: 94
History Note: 94
Related: Neural Pathways MeSH
DeCS ID: 31199
Unique ID: D017933
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Date Established: 1994/01/01
Date of Entry: 1993/06/30
Peripheral Nervous System - Preferred
Concept UI M0027092
Scope note 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.
Preferred term Peripheral Nervous System
Entry term(s) Nervous System, Peripheral
Nervous Systems, Peripheral
Peripheral Nervous Systems
System, Peripheral Nervous
Systems, Peripheral Nervous



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