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Peripheral Nervous System: Definition, Function & Parts

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How many types of nervous systems are in the human body?

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1. What are the two parts or divisions of the motor cells?

2. What are the types of cells in the peripheral nervous system?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Looking at what lies outside the spinal cord and brain, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the characteristics of peripheral nervous system. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the number of nervous systems in the human body as well as the two divisions of the motor cells.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Number of nervous systems in the body
  • Two divisions of the motor cells
  • Types of cells in the peripheral nervous system
  • Role of muscles and glands
  • What division of the peripheral nervous system slows the heart rate

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the system that slows the heart rate and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related peripheral nervous system lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the two divisions of the motor cells

Additional Learning

To learn more about the topics related to the peripheral nervous system, review the corresponding lesson titled Peripheral Nervous System: Definition, Function & Parts. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what the peripheral nervous system is
  • Explain the difference between the central and peripheral nervous systems
  • Identify how many cranial and spinal nerves are in the body
  • Describe the functions of the peripheral nervous system
  • Appreciate how these nerves could recover if damaged by conditions such as diabetes
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