Talk:Peripheral nervous system

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A picture of the human peripheral nervous system minus the central part would be an excellent addition to this article, it would also complement nicely the central nervous system article picture. Nastajus 10:05, 30 July 2006 (UTC)


What do you folks think? My plan for this article was to list the entire peripheral nervous system, that's right, every nerve, in order as it exits the central nervous system. There is one page out there for the cranial nerves. Should I reincorporate that into this page, or should I make many pages, one for the cranial nerves, one for the nerves of the neck and arm, etc.?

There are two pages which discuss the brachial plexus; this one and one entitled brachial plexus. Should both stay or one be edited?


I think you should consider moving all of this to a separate article--"Peripheral nervous system (human)" or "Peripheral nervous system (primate)", say--because there are lot of neuroanatomies besides the human and the primate, and I presume they're very different. Also, having the PNS article mostly (in terms of word count) about humans encourages a common bias, which is a handicap to people learning about biology (i.e. either they assume all animals are the same or when they learn something general to all life they don't appreciate that fact). 168... 17:15, 11 Aug 2003 (UTC)

  • I think that when someone writes up a more general article that includes all animals, then we move this to a new topic. Until then, I think the only onus is to make it clear that this page refers to humans. -- Alex.tan 00:48, 12 Aug 2003 (UTC)

arghh... just noticed that there's nothing on the nerves that lie below the belt, so to speak. All the nerves in the leg and pelvis and so on aren't named whereas those above are. Needs work. Alex.tan 08:52, 21 Sep 2004 (UTC)

I really need to know more about peripheral neuropathy of the legs. Doctors gave a poor prognosis, advised that no improvement was likely, and that physiotherapy or exercise would make no difference. Two years later wheelchair-bound patient embarked on an exercise programme and it is indeed making a considerable difference, he is standing (using a frame) independently for 15-second periods, swimming backstroke in a therapy pool, and more. Please, if anyone can add information I would appreciate it. Shelagh, in South Africa - 30 Jan 2005

Spinal and Cranial nerves[edit]

I am currently listening to psyc podcast and they the lecturer is describing the Somatic System to include the spinal and cranial nerves. should the explanation be moved to the somatic page or explanation given given in by the division of Somatic and Autonomic distinctions under Peripheral NS.


Confusing Wiki Article[edit]

Compare:

"The peripheral nervous system is divided into the somatic nervous system, the autonomic nervous system, and the sensory system.[2]"

and

"By function, the peripheral nervous system is divided into the somatic nervous system, autonomic nervous system and the enteric nervous system".

So the sensory and enteric nervous systems are the same?

The reference (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorland%27s_Medical_Dictionary_) quoted for the definition of the peripheral nervous system says something very different:

"peripheral nervous system the parts of the nervous system consisting of nerves and ganglia outside the brain and spinal cord; it has two divisions, the autonomic nervous system and the somatic nervous system."

I think the article should be deleted and replaced by the Dorland definition. RayJohnstoneRayJohnstone (talk) 02:42, 11 October 2009 (UTC)

I've tried to fix it. Enteric is included in autonomic, as the remainder of the paragraph made clear. Looie496 (talk) 13:17, 11 October 2009 (UTC)

Added a link out in see also section[edit]

I added a link out to an article that details about how the PNS nerves are able to reinnervate and what preferential motor reinnervation is. This is specific to the peripheral nervous system, which is why I put it in the see also section. Kaitlyncottrell (talk) 22:40, 23 November 2013 (UTC)Katie

Hi Kaitlyncottrell! Good job. 👍 Like Lova Falk talk 11:07, 8 December 2013 (UTC)