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Nervous System

Introduction

What are the divisions of the peripheral nervous system?

The peripheral nervous system is divided into the somatic nervous system and autonomic nervous system. The somatic nervous system has afferent and efferent divisions to receive and process sensory input from the skin, voluntary skeletal (striated) muscles, tendons, joints, eyes, tongue, nose, and ears. The autonomic, or visceral, nervous system innervates smooth muscle and glands.



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