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Peripheral Nervous System
Abbreviation PNS
UMLS ID - C0206417
Semantic Type Listed - Body System
Semantic Type Additional - Indicator, reagent or diagnostic aid
Definition - 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. (MSH)
Source -UMLS
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