What are the two divisions of the peripheral nervous system? What are the functions of each of these divisions?

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The peripheral nervous system is divided into two major parts: the somatic nervous system and the autonomic nervous system.

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SOMATIC NERVOUS SYSTEM
contains peripheral nerves that help in body movements.
it contains efferent and afferent nerves.

Efferent nerves
takes impulses away from nervous system

Afferent nerves
brings impulses to the nervous system

AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM
controls involuntary actions such as breathing,heartbeat and digestive system.

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