Peripheral nervous system
peripheral nervous system (PNS)
Glossary of "Life (9th ed.)" by Sadava et al. (2011)
- The portion of the nervous system that transmits information to and from the central nervous system, consisting of neurons that extend or reside outside the brain or spinal cord and their supporting cells. (Contrast with central nervous system.)
- Sadava, D., Hillis, D. M., Heller, H. C. & Berenbaum, M. R. 2011. Life: The Science of Biology, 9th ed. -xliv + 1266 pp. Sinauer Associates, Inc., Sunderland.