A major division of the nervous system that contains nerves which connect the central nervous system (CNS) with sensory organs, other organs, muscles, blood vessels and glands. [ http://amigo.geneontology.org/amigo/term/GO:0007422 ]

Synonyms: pars peripherica systema nervosum periphericum

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Term information

database cross reference

cumbo, uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

latin term
systema nervosum periphericum [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peripheral_nervous_system FMA:TA FMA:9903 ]

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external definition

Part of nervous system in which nerves extend throughout the body outside of the brain and spinal cord.[AAO]
The peripheral nervous system (PNS) is the part of the nervous system connected to the CNS which contains cranial nerves III - XII, spinal, peripheral and autonomic nerves. (CUMBO)
Nervous structures including ganglia outside of the central nervous system. Kimmel et al, 1995.[TAO]

homology notes

(...) specific vertebrate traits within the chordate phylum such as skeletal tissues, PNS, and spectacular head and brain development, are linked to the NC (neural crest) and its derivatives.[well established][VHOG]