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compare and contrast central and peripheral nervous system

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
56 years experience Psychiatry
Just that: The division of your nervous system into central & peripheral is based on anatomy, not physiology. . The brain & spinal cord make up the central; the ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Marvit
56 years experience Psychiatry
Through spinal nerve: Most peripheral nerves connect to the CNS via the spinal cord. Some through autonomic chains.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Anatomical terms: Brain, spinal cord, and cranial nerves, especially optic nerves, all start within the central system. Once outside the spinal canal these nerves are ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Kufdakis
37 years experience Internal Medicine
In a nutshell: The central nervous system consists of the brain and spinal cord. The peripheral nervous system refers to the rest of the nervous system.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
OK: Central nervous system - brain & spinal cord Peripheral nervous system - all the nerves that come out from the brain and spinal cord. Within the ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Back: Peripheral in spinal nerves from vertebrae in lower back. Pain sensation is modulated at central level.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
38 years experience Psychiatry
Both: There are conditions that only affect the central eg stroke, or peripheral or both.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
21 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Peripheral nerves...: The peripheral 'wiring schematic' begins at the nerve roots exiting the spine (at the anterior horn cell, to be specific), which then travel through a ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Some functions: These are nerves outside of brain and spinal cord, and responsible for sensation, strength, and maintenence of integrity of perspiration, peripheral b ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
38 years experience Psychiatry
Connects: Peripheral nervous system includes all the nerves that reside out of the brain and spinal cord (ie central nervous system). It sends signals to the b ... Read More
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