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What You Should Know About the Peripheral Nervous System

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  1. The central nervous system (CNS). It includes the brain and spinal cord.
  2. The peripheral nervous system (PNS). It includes all the nerves that branch out from the brain and spinal cord and extends to other parts of the body, including muscles and or...

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The PNS's primary role is to connect the CNS to the organs, limbs, and skin. The peripheral nervous system is divided into two parts:

  1. The somatic nervous system. It is responsible for carrying sensory and motor information to and from the CNS.
  2. The a...

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The somatic system is responsible for transmitting sensory information as well as voluntary movement. The system contains two major types of neurons:

  1. Motor neurons. They carry information from the brain and spinal cord to muscle fibe...

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The autonomic system controls aspects of the body that are usually not under voluntary control. The autonomic system is divided into two branches:

  1. Parasympathetic system: It helps maintain normal body functions and conserve physical resources. Once a threat is over, ...

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