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innervate

(ĭ-nûr′vāt′, ĭn′ər-)
tr.v. inner·vated, inner·vating, inner·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.

innervate

[in′ərvāt]
Etymology: L, in + nervus
to supply a body part or organ with nerves or nervous stimuli.

innervate

(ĭn-nĕr′vāt) (ĭn′ĕr-vāt) [″ + nervus, nerve]
1. To send axons to synapse with another structure (as in, “a motor nerve innervates a muscle”).
2. To send axons to receive signals from a structure (as in, “a sensory nerve innervates the skin”).

innervate

  1. to supply nerves to (a bodily organ or part).
  2. to stimulate (a bodily organ or part) with nerve impulses.
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This is the first study found that describes the DSN as only innervating the LS and no mention was made of what was providing innervation to the rhomboids in these cases.
Our results do not show the exact number of neurons innervating single FSCs, however, we were able to determine that 40% of all labelled neurons in this study that innervated FSCs were in fact club-like endings.
When comparing tibial nerve anatomy across specimens, consistency was evident between the group of fascicles innervating the gastrocnemius, soleus, and MSC located posterolaterally and the group of fascicles innervating the intrinsic foot muscles located more anteromedially.
In stage C larvae, what were earlier continuous serotonergic axons with varicosities innervating the velar lobes now appeared as fragmented vesicular remnants of immunoreactive material, as opposed to the serotonergic axons innervating the foot, which were intact (Fig.
5) This topographic order reverses along the intra-cranial course of the nerve, since axons innervating the LPS and SR occupy its superior division inside the orbit, while its (larger) inferior intra-orbital branch carries the other axons, including those to the ciliary ganglion.
Spinal organization and steroid sensitivity of motoneurons innervating the pubococcygeus muscle in the male rat.
In conclusion, physicians who deal with pain in the ear and the head must be aware of the characteristics of all neuralgic pains and the anatomic distribution of the nerves innervating the area.
Studies that have attempted to quantify the loss of these muscle- innervating nerves find that somewhere between one-quarter and one-half of them die off between the ages of 25 and 75.
The achievement of selective activation of small nerve fibers innervating the bladder by arresting transmission in large fibers innervating the urethral sphincter has enabled doctors to overcome this obstacle.