the part of the nervous system which resides exterior to the cranium and spinal column, that being, all portions exterior to the CNS. Afferent fibers of the PNS deliver messages from the sense organs to the CNS- efferent fibers convey messages from the CNS to the glands and muscles. It is comprised of the spinal nerves, cranial nerves, and portions of the ANS.
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Mohammed Looti, PSYCHOLOGICAL SCALES (2023) PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM (PNS). Retrieved from https://scales.arabpsychology.com/terms/peripheral-nervous-system-pns/. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.31575.96163