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What part of the nervous system is made up of the nerves that extend from the brain and spinal cord into the external limbs and other organs? [A] Peripheral nervous system [B] Central nervous system

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What part of the nervous system is made up of the nerves that extend from the brain and spinal cord into the external limbs and other organs? (A) Peripheral nervous system. (B) Central nervous system.

This question is asking us to recall parts of the human nervous system. So, to answer this question, let’s start by reviewing the organizational structure of the human nervous system. This is the human nervous system. The human nervous system has three main functions: gathering sensory information, information processing, and transmitting motor responses. These functions are accomplished by the different parts of the human nervous system, which is a highly organized integrated network of nerve cells. So the human nervous system can be divided into subdivisions, each with their own specific structural and functional characteristics.

The first division of the nervous system subdivides it into the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. The central nervous system consists of two main components: the brain and the spinal cord. The central nervous system is responsible for processing and interpreting sensory information, as well as coordinating motor responses. The peripheral nervous system refers to all of the nerves beyond the brain and the spinal cord. These nerves extend from the spinal cord all the way out to the external limbs and other organs. This helps the peripheral nervous system achieve its primary purpose of transmitting information towards and away from the central nervous system. With this information, we can now answer the question. The part of the nervous system that is made up of nerves that extend from the brain and spinal cord into the external limbs and other organs is the peripheral nervous system.

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