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Structural Components of the Peripheral Nervous System

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List the structural components of the peripheral nervous system, and describe the function of each component.

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The peripheral nervous system (PNS) consists of cranial nerves that arise from the brain and spinal nerves that emerge from the spinal cord. Portions of these nerves carry nerve impulses into the central nervous system (CNS) while other portions carry impulses out of the CNS.

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The solution lists the structural components of the peripheral nervous system and describes their function.

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