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what is the difference between the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system?
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Dr. Bennett Machanic answered
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 now called peripheral nerves and connect to muscle to cause contraction, and return to spinal cord, sensory nerves, to report peripheral sensations from outer world.
Answered on Oct 3, 2020
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