Human Anatomy & Physiology (9th Edition)

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Chapter 13 - The Peripheral Nervous System and Reflex Activity - Review Questions - Page 522: 13

Answer

The peripheral nervous system contains all nervous tissue outside the central nervous system. Such as the sensory receptors, the peripheral nerves (cranial or spinal), the ganglia, and motor nerve endings. The peripheral nerves transmit sensory and motor impulses, the ganglia contain cell bodies of sensory or autonomic nerve fibers, the sensory receptors receive stimuli, and the motor end plates release neurotransmitters that regulate the activity of the effectors.

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The peripheral nervous system contains all nervous tissue outside the central nervous system. Such as the sensory receptors, the peripheral nerves (cranial or spinal), the ganglia, and motor nerve endings. The peripheral nerves transmit sensory and motor impulses, the ganglia contain cell bodies of sensory or autonomic nerve fibers, the sensory receptors receive stimuli, and the motor end plates release neurotransmitters that regulate the activity of the effectors.
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