American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To supply (an organ or a body part) with nerves.
- v. To stimulate (a nerve, muscle, or body part) to action.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To give nervous influence to; stimulate through nerves; innerve: as, the facial nerve innervates the muscles of expression.
- v. To supply (part of the body) with nerves
- v. To stimulate a nerve (or other part of the body) into action
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. (Anat.) To supply with nerves.
- v. supply nerves to (some organ or body part)
- v. stimulate to action
“But what those research sites don't often say is that not only does it innervate the throat and chest, it is directly connected to the cervix and uterus.”
“This latter extension contains the fibers that innervate the vestibular bulbs and clitoris.”
“Picking up the red chalk, he drew the musculature of the shark and with the yellow chalk he drew the nerves that innervate those muscles.”
“The result is a stereotyped map of OR inputs in which signals derived from different ORs are segregated in different glomeruli and in the bulb projection neurons whose dendrites innervate those glomeruli.”
“And over a period of months or a year, or even longer, the nerves will have to re-grow and re-innervate those muscles.”
“We may never reach the point where we can safely transplant exogenous stem cells into, say, the brain of someone with Parkinson's Disease and have them differentiate into new neurons which innervate the right target structures.”
“First of all, you are not going to be satisfied if you get a face put on that doesn't innervate, that doesn't work right.”
“My studies in graduate school involved developing a better understanding of why and how neurons of the sympathetic nervous system innervate the heart and produce and release norepinephrine.”
“John Garthwaite had just reported that nitric oxide was a neuro transmitter in the brain, and we wondered whether or not nitric oxide could be the neurotransmitter in the so called nonadrenergic noncholinergic neurons that were known to innervate the corpus cavernosum smooth muscle.”
“Sperry showed that if nerve connections were rearranged - for example, by redirecting to the other side of the animal the sensory nerves that innervate the left foot of a rat - inappropriate responses resulted that could not be unlearned.”
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