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Which are the two types of peripheral nerves?

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Peripheral nerves are of two types:

(a) Cranial nerves:

  • Nerves originating from the brain are called cranial nerves. 
  • They are associated with various parts in the head. 
  • There are 12 pairs of cranial nerves.

(b) Spinal nerves:

  • Nerves originating from the spinal cord are called spinal nerves. 
  • They are associated with arms, legs, skin and some other parts of the body.
  • There are 31 pairs of spinal nerves.

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