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 (ĭ-nûr′vāt′, ĭn′ər-)
tr.v. in·ner·vat·ed, in·ner·vat·ing, in·ner·vates
1. To supply (an organ or a body part) with nerves.
2. To stimulate (a nerve, muscle, or body part) to action.

in′ner·va′tion n.
in′ner·va′tion·al (-vā′shə-nəl) adj.


vb (tr)
1. (Physiology) to supply nerves to (a bodily organ or part)
2. (Physiology) to stimulate (a bodily organ or part) with nerve impulses
ˌinnerˈvation n


(ɪˈnɜr veɪt, ˈɪn ərˌveɪt)

v.t. -vat•ed, -vat•ing.
to furnish with nerves; grow nerves into.
in`ner•va′tion, n.


, enervate - Innervate means "to stimulate or give nervous energy," the opposite of enervate.
See also related terms for stimulate.


Past participle: innervated
Gerund: innervating

I innervate
you innervate
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we innervate
you innervate
they innervate
I innervated
you innervated
he/she/it innervated
we innervated
you innervated
they innervated
Present Continuous
I am innervating
you are innervating
he/she/it is innervating
we are innervating
you are innervating
they are innervating
Present Perfect
I have innervated
you have innervated
he/she/it has innervated
we have innervated
you have innervated
they have innervated
Past Continuous
I was innervating
you were innervating
he/she/it was innervating
we were innervating
you were innervating
they were innervating
Past Perfect
I had innervated
you had innervated
he/she/it had innervated
we had innervated
you had innervated
they had innervated
I will innervate
you will innervate
he/she/it will innervate
we will innervate
you will innervate
they will innervate
Future Perfect
I will have innervated
you will have innervated
he/she/it will have innervated
we will have innervated
you will have innervated
they will have innervated
Future Continuous
I will be innervating
you will be innervating
he/she/it will be innervating
we will be innervating
you will be innervating
they will be innervating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been innervating
you have been innervating
he/she/it has been innervating
we have been innervating
you have been innervating
they have been innervating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been innervating
you will have been innervating
he/she/it will have been innervating
we will have been innervating
you will have been innervating
they will have been innervating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been innervating
you had been innervating
he/she/it had been innervating
we had been innervating
you had been innervating
they had been innervating
I would innervate
you would innervate
he/she/it would innervate
we would innervate
you would innervate
they would innervate
Past Conditional
I would have innervated
you would have innervated
he/she/it would have innervated
we would have innervated
you would have innervated
they would have innervated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.innervate - supply nerves to (some organ or body part)
furnish, provide, supply, render - give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"
2.innervate - stimulate to action; "innervate a muscle or a nerve"
physiology - the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms
stimulate, excite - act as a stimulant; "The book stimulated her imagination"; "This play stimulates"


v. inervar, estimular un área o parte con energía nerviosa.
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At further stages of the condition, in situations when the nerve experiences severe compression, in thenar region pain and power and skill loss arise in hands and tenar region (in abductor pollisis brevis and opponens brevis muscles innervated by motor branch of median nerve) atrophy is seen.
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The hand, experts say, is amazingly complex, with 35-38 muscles and 22 joints all working together, innervated by three nerves between the elbow and fingertip.
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Based on assessment with the American Spinal Injury Association Impairment Scale (AIS) (3) during her initial examination, the last fully innervated spinal level for both sensory and motor function was C8 AIS B, indicating absent motor function but intact sensation below the level of injury; however, this result was questionable initially due to inconsistent responses during the exam.
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49) Generally, the anteriormedial portion of the capsule is innervated by the branches of the obturator nerve, anterolateral capsule branches of the femoral nerve, posteromedial joint from branches of the sciatic nerve, and/or nerve to quadratus femoris, superolateral (posterior and anterior) from branches of the superior gluteal nerve.
Reconstruction was performed with bilateral sensate pedicled ALT flaps innervated by the lateral femoral cutaneous nerves.
Overall, the investigators recommend exploration of the nerve if no recovery is noted after 3 to 4 months, although useful recovery could still be obtained at up to 14 months post-injury due to the relatively short distance between the lesion and innervated muscles.