Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of innervating or stimulating.
  • n. Special activity excited in any part of the nervous system or in any organ of sense or motion; the nervous influence necessary for the maintenance of life,and the functions of the various organs.
  • n. The distribution of nerves in an animal, or to any of its parts.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of innerving or stimulating.
  • n. Special activity excited in any part of the nervous system or in any organ of sense or motion; the nervous influence necessary for the maintenance of life, and the functions of the various organs.
  • n. The distribution of nerves in an animal, or to any of its parts.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A state of nervelessness.
  • n. The act of innervating or innerving; in physiology, supply of nervous influence or control; the sending of stimulation to some organ through its nerves.
  • n. In anatomy, the disposition of the nervous system in an animal body or any part of it.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the neural or electrical arousal of an organ or muscle or gland
  • n. the distribution of nerve fibers to an organ or body region

Etymologies

innervate +‎ -ion (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • An incipient innervation, which is all that we need assume as the condition of a change of mental attitude, would suffice to block, or at least to hamper, inconsistent innervations no more complete than itself.

    Harvard Psychological Studies, Volume 1 Containing Sixteen Experimental Investigations from the Harvard Psychological Laboratory.

  • Now in turning the eye from a luminous object, _O_, to some other fixation-point, _P_, the distance as simply contemplated is more or less subdivided or filled in by the objects which are seen to lie between _O_ and _P_, or if no such objects are visible the distance is still felt to consist of an infinity of points; whereas the muscular innervation which is to carry the eye over this very distance is an undivided unit.

    Harvard Psychological Studies, Volume 1 Containing Sixteen Experimental Investigations from the Harvard Psychological Laboratory.

  • No—about peptidergic innervation of the internal anal sphincter in Hirschsprung's Disease.

    Norm Bladdon, Private G.I.

  • It's generally the case that their eye muscles and the innervation of the eye muscles are fine.

    Do You See What I See? A Scientist's Journey Into 3-D

  • Previous anatomical studies demonstrated vagal innervation to the ovary and distal colon and suggested the vagus nerve has uterine inputs.

    In Defense of the Hysterectomy

  • Since my only published work was concerned wit the rat colon and the noradrenergic innervation therein, there was not much scope for inserting a sex scene!

    [no sex please] we're british

  • We may reject the first possibility, as the principle of pain alsomanifests itself as a regulator for the emotional discharge of thesecond system; we are, therefore, directed to the second possibility, namely, that this system occupies a reminiscence in such a manner as dolly buster free bilder toinhibit its discharge and hence, also, to inhibit the dischargecomparable to a motor innervation for the development of pain.

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  • Morphological studies showed that there were in the snout three distinctive features: (1) a dorsal swelling in the pharynx, the Organ of Feuerwerk, consisting of brown adipose tissue with an extensive sympathetic innervation; (2) greatly enlarged lachrymonasal ducts, the Ducts of Kwentsch; and (3) asbestos deposits in the nasal skin, the Bestos Bodies.

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  • But the brain itself, that organ which causes so much innervation to the rest of your body, doesn't really have any pain fibers of its own.

    CNN Transcript Jun 2, 2008

  • And it's a pretty remarkable thing and just consider that the brain itself, that organ, which innervates the rest of your body, really has no innervation of its own, so there's no pain involved.

    CNN Transcript Jun 3, 2008

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