Somatic nervous system
The somatic nervous system (SNS) is part of the peripheral nervous system. It controls voluntary body movements by skeletal muscles, and sensory input of external stimuli (e.g., touch, hearing, and sight).
The somatic nervous system processes sensory information and controls all voluntary muscular systems within the body, with the exception of reflex arcs.
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- Dorlands Medical Dictionary: somatic nervous system