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What are the functions of your peripheral nervous system?

What are the functions of your peripheral nervous system?

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 brain (our senses) and receive signals from the central nervous system (motor activity) to move muscles. ...Read more

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What muscle diseases affect your peripheral nervous system?

What muscle diseases affect your peripheral nervous system?

Many: There is a whole sub-specialty area of neurology called neuromuscular disease that diagnoses and manages all the diseases that affects the peripheral nervous system. There are many diseases in this area and can cause pathology of the nerves and the muscles as well as the connection between the two. It is numerous to list them all here. ...Read more

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Can your peripheral nervous system become oversensitive following a stressful event? I feel like I can feel my clothes on my body for months now.

Can your peripheral nervous system become oversensitive following a stressful event?  I feel like I can feel my clothes on my body for months now.

YES: It is called cutaneous hyperesthesia and can be related to may underlying medical conidtions in addition to stress and anxiety- get an examination and evaluation by your physician. ...Read more

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What makes up peripheral nervous system?

What makes up peripheral nervous system?

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 plexus (one on each side of the pelvis, and one under each collarbone), which emerge as peripheral nerves into the arms & legs, terminating at the junction with an organ (such as muscle or skin). Head and neck nerves differ slightly. ...Read more

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What does the peripheral nervous system do?

Some functions: These are nerves outside of brain and spinal cord, and responsible for sensation, strength, and maintenence of integrity of perspiration, peripheral blood flow, and perception of pain. There are both somatic and autonomic nerves present. ...Read more

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What's the difference between your central and peripheral nervous system?

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 continuation from these two make up the peripheral. But they are continuous. The ''third" nervous system regulates the function of your remaining organ systems, from bowel to cardiovascular & everything in between. Maintains balance. ...Read more

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How does the peripheral nervous system connect to the centeral nervous system and vice versa?

How does the peripheral nervous system connect to the centeral nervous system and vice versa?

Through spinal nerve: Most peripheral nerves connect to the CNS via the spinal cord. Some through autonomic chains. ...Read more

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Possible peripheral nervous system disorder maybe as suggested on Health Tap. What type of Dr should I see ?

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Nervous system: Not sure what disorder u r referring to, but a Neurologist would probably be good option. ...Read more

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In a very rare disorder has a neuro come across when certain cells have attacked and killed the peripheral nervous system leaving the body to die ?

In a very rare disorder has a neuro come across when certain cells have attacked and killed the peripheral nervous system leaving the body to die ?

ALS: I believe you are talking about amyotropic lateral sclerosis - lou gherigs disease. Nerve cells in the spinal cord are affected causing muscle weakness and wasting, ultimately death, usually due to respiratory problems. ...Read more