Peripheral nerve

Peripheral Nerves: The nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord, including the autonomic, cranial, and spinal nerves. Peripheral nerves contain non-neuronal cells and connective tissue as well as axons. The connective tissue layers include, from the outside to the inside, the epineurium, the perineurium, and the endoneurium.1


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Types of Peripheral Nerve:

  • Axillary Nerve
  • Femoral Nerve
  • Frontal Nerve
  • Inferior Maxillary Nerve
  • Intercostal Nerve
  • Lacrimal Nerve
  • Lingual Nerve
  • Marginal Mandibular Branch of the Facial Nerve
  • Median Nerve
  • Meningeal Nerve
  • Nasal Nerve
  • Obturator Nerve
  • Ophthalmic Nerve
  • Peroneal Nerve
  • Phrenic Nerve
  • Plantar Nerve
  • Radial Nerve
  • Sciatic Nerve
  • Superior Maxillary Nerve
  • Sural Nerve
  • Tibial Nerve
  • Ulnar Nerve

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  1. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)
  2. Source: NCI Thesaurus

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