Peripheral is a directional term that describes the location of a structure as being away from the center of the body. It also refers to a structure that is situated on the edge in relation to the center of an organ or cavity.
The opposite term of peripheral is central, which denotes a structure that is positioned in the middle of the body, organ or cavity.
Synonyms: Outer, external
|Peripheral nerves, peripheral vision
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