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in·ner·vate

 (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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.innervation - the neural or electrical arousal of an organ or muscle or gland
arousal - a state of heightened physiological activity
2.innervation - the distribution of nerve fibers to an organ or body region
dispersion, distribution - the spatial or geographic property of being scattered about over a range, area, or volume; "worldwide in distribution"; "the distribution of nerve fibers"; "in complementary distribution"
Translations

in·ner·va·tion

n. inervación.
1. acto de inervar;
2. distribución de nervios o de energía nerviosa en un órgano o área.
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We will tackle this highly challenging question by studying the immune responses to vaccination in genetic mouse models in which skin innervation by nociceptors is deficient.
Dissection will only cut the blood supply and its innervation without harming the cavernous nerves and creating a non-functioning organ.
The paper, "Targeting protein tyrosine phosphatase after myocardial infarction restores cardiac sympathetic innervation and prevents arrhythmias," has implications for patients who survive a heart attack, and remain at risk for severe cardiac arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death.
The parasympathetic innervation of the pupil consists of four neurons comprising afferent and efferent pathways (see Figure 1).
Innervation causes these channels to open, allowing sodium ions to pass to the inside of the cell.
In the last year, Len Zapalowski, BSc, MSc, CEO, with Mazza Innervation Ltd.
Treatment with rhNGF-based ophthalmic solution aims to restore the innervation of the corneal area that has been compromised by the disease in order to promote recovery of visual function.
The innervation profile of fascia may partially explain why these injections result in pain.
Citations were reviewed by authors Gupta and Finlayson, yielding 7 articles relevant to hip joint radiofrequency in a clinical setting, and 18 articles relevant to hip joint innervation or surgical neurectomy.
Each muscle in that region is then detailed separately stating: anatomy, function, innervation, referred pain, needling technique and precautions.
The bioengineered germ developed into a mature gland through acinar formations with the myoepithelium and innervation.
Rather, both the imagination of environmental crisis and the means to crisis management lay in constant perceptual and aesthetic involvement, a nonstop innervation of the senses that enforced a new type of feedback loop, so to speak, between industrialized humans and their larger biological world.