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

Types

Types may include:2

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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References

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

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