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peripheral nervous system

The peripheral nervous system (PNS) is the part of the n...

wikipedia - 08 Nov 2016
The peripheral nervous system (PNS) is the part of the nervous system that consists of the nerves and ganglia outside of the brain and spinal cord. The main function of the PNS is to connect the central nervous system (CNS) to the limbs and organs, essentially serving as a communication relay going back and forth between the brain and spinal cord with the rest of the body. Unlike the CNS, the PNS is not protected by the bone of spine and skull, or by the blood–brain barrier, which leaves it ex
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Zebrafish Lab Provides Insights Into Diseases of the Nervous System

University of Virginia - 11 Jun 2018
Named after the Greek word for “glue,” glia hold together brain matter, and are key components in the development of the central and peripheral nervous systems. The cells also are important to the regeneration or repair of these systems in response to ...
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10-year-old Decatur girl battles rare neurodegenerative disorder

Herald & Review - 18 Jun 2018
“Leukodystrophies are often diagnosed after irreversible central and peripheral nervous system injury has occurred,” Waldman said. “Early recognition of these disorders is imperative to enable potential therapeutic interventions.” Singh understands the ...
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Peripheral neuropathy: The positive and negative signs

Journal Advocate - 18 Jun 2018
There are two types of symptoms associated with peripheral neuropathy: negative and positive. Negative signs are the symptoms that come on first. Negative signs occur when there is damage to the nervous system, which causes an obvious loss of function.
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How Vitamin B1 Helps Your Metabolism and Nerves

One Green Planet - 13 Jun 2018
Acetylcholine functions as an activator and inhibitor in the central nervous system as well as the peripheral nervous system. The signals it sends is what causes skeletal muscles to bend, and activates the cholinergic system, which plays a role in ...
peripheral nervous system

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

Flagstaff Business News - 18 Jun 2018
Some medical specialists recommend ordering tests of the central nervous system, peripheral nervous system, T-cell subsets and antibodies for autoimmunity, as well as studies of nose, sinus and pulmonary function. When four of seven organ systems show ...
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'Second brain' neurons keep colon moving

Science Daily - 30 May 2018
They demonstrate how this rhythmic activity generates so-called colonic migrating motor complexes to transport fecal pellets through the mouse colon. These findings identify a previously unknown pattern of neuronal activity in the peripheral nervous ...
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You Have a 'Second Brain', And We Now Know How It Makes You Poop

ScienceAlert - 29 May 2018
"These findings identify a previously unknown pattern of neuronal activity in the peripheral nervous system," explains neurophysiology Nick Spencer from Flinders University in Australia. The enteric nervous system is 'peripheral' in that it's separate ...
peripheral nervous system

Researchers discover nerve repair mechanism

Medical Xpress - 29 May 2018
Cabedo says, "Schwann cells play a very important role in the peripheral nervous system by way of a strictly regulated process of differentiation and dedifferentiation, a feature which no other nervous system cell has. This makes them very versatile ...
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Byron High School standout Coble battling rare disease

Post-Bulletin - 11 Jun 2018
Coble, a star athlete and captain for the Bears in football, basketball and track, is facing Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a rare disease with no cure that causes the body's immune system to attack the peripheral nervous system. The disease is so rare, in ...
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Eczema: Flipping the switch on itch

Science Daily - 14 Jun 2018
"Our next steps will be to build on this work, because the neurons that express NPBB can express more than one neuropeptide. Perhaps we will be able to identify another receptor involved in the link between the peripheral and central nervous system for ...
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Howard creates multi-county economic development organization

The Lewis County Herald - 18 Jun 2018
Howard is continuing his recovery from GBS, the rare disorder in which the body's immune system attacks part of the peripheral nervous system. His body was completely paralyzed at the time of his diagnosis on April 19, 2016, and his breathing was ...
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Surgical technique improves sensation, control of prosthetic limb

Science Daily - 30 May 2018
Towards this end, an advanced prosthetic limb was built at MIT and electrically linked to the patient's peripheral nervous system using electrodes placed over each AMI muscle following the amputation surgery. The researchers then compared the movement ...

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