Usage examples for peripheral

  1. Numerous and well- known physiological researches, especially those of Mosso, show that all intellectual, and, most of all, emotional, work, produces cerebral congestion; that the brain- volume increases, and the volume of the peripheral organs diminishes. – Essay on the Creative Imagination by Th. Ribot
  2. This indicates that the trouble is not peripheral but central, and that owing to psychic disturbance, all the neurons that receive sensory impulses from a particular portion of the body are so affected by a psychic condition that they are no longer capable of receiving impulses from the periphery. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  3. The excavations are filled with loose starch grains, and bounded by cork and cambium formed in the peripheral cells. – Disease in Plants by H. Marshall Ward
  4. It may be nearer or farther, as related to one's own abode, but it has not the positive remoteness from the great centres, by force of which, for instance, Waterloo seems in a peripheral whirl of non- arrival, and Vauxhall lost somewhere in a rude borderland, and King's Cross bewildered in a roar of tormented streets beyond darkest Bloomsbury. – London Films by W.D. Howells
  5. By means of the needle attached to the recording diaphragm, indentations were made in a sheet of tin- foil stretched over the peripheral surface of the cylinder when the diaphragm was vibrated by reason of speech or other sounds. – Edison, His Life and Inventions by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
  6. At the same time the general work of the nervous system requires that its different divisions serve different purposes: 1. The peripheral divisions of the nervous system are concerned in the transmission of impulses between the surface of the body and the central system and between the central system and the active tissues. – Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools by Francis M. Walters, A.M.
  7. The great importance of this is apparent, when we reflect that in very many if not most cases of disease of the nervous system, central or peripheral electricity in an appropriate form is a useful therapeutic agent, and that moreover the great majority of functional paralytic disorders respond favorably to its influence. – The Electric Bath by George M. Schweig
  8. In general, however, these are dependent on spinal and not peripheral conditions, and no thought of any connection must be allowed to disturb the consumption of a proper amount and variety of food. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  9. The peripheral nervous system consists of thirty- one pairs of nerves, with their end- organs, branching off from the cord, and twelve pairs that have their roots in the brain. – The Mind and Its Education by George Herbert Betts
  10. But the process of nebular condensation as indicated above, implies that the remoter flocculi of nebulous matter, later in reaching the central mass, and forming its peripheral portions, will acquire, during their longer journeys towards it, greater velocities. – Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I by Herbert Spencer
  11. Again, where there are no positive indications to employ any special method of electrization, either central or local, it appears rational to give the preference to a method that is at the same time central and peripheral that admits of the application of either current with the utmost facility, and is susceptible of so many modifications that, with at best two or three tentative applications, it can be suitably adapted to almost any given case. – The Electric Bath by George M. Schweig
  12. The number of the microscopic neurones required to make up the mass of the brain, cord and peripheral nervous system is far beyond our mental grasp. – The Mind and Its Education by George Herbert Betts
  13. There is no doubt that persons who become deaf from destruction of the peripheral sense organ late in life do not lose the power of speech, and children who are stone deaf from ear disease and dumb in consequence can be trained to learn to speak by watching and imitating the movements of articulation. – The Brain and the Voice in Speech and Song by F. W. Mott
  14. Straining her peripheral vision, she saw that he was staring at the ceiling. – Undo-a-Novel-By-Joe-Hutsko by Hutsko, Joe
  15. This advance is first seen in those roads or vessels that are nearest to the chief centres of distribution; while the peripheral roads and peripheral vessels long continue in their primitive states. – Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I by Herbert Spencer
  16. The symptoms then are mainly those of peripheral neuritis with blindness. – Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology by W. G. Aitchison Robertson
  17. Occasionally it is due to nerve lesions such as peripheral neuritis, or to injuries and diseases in the region of the ankle, when the foot has been allowed to remain for long periods in the attitude of plantar- flexion. – Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. by Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson
  18. The older dualism between sensation and idea is repeated in the current dualism of peripheral and central structures and functions; the older dualism of body and soul finds a distinct echo in the current dualism of stimulus and response. – John Dewey's logical theory by Delton Thomas Howard
  19. Successive reconnoitering showed no changes in the annihilated center, but on the tenth day after the explosion a most startling observation of the peripheral region was made. – Greener Than You Think by Ward Moore