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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 due to the activation of the nervi nervorum that are nociceptive (63,64) and irritated with stretching of the nerve they innervate.
The tibial nerve initially gives off branches to innervate the gastrocnemius, the soleus, and the plantaris muscles-all of which function to plantar flex the talocrural joint.
For example, cerebral neuron 1 (C1) is a serotonergic neuron that projects through the cerebral-buccal connective to innervate the buccal ganglion, but also projects via buccal nerves to the buccal musculature (Fig.
An LMN extends from the spinal cord to the muscle that it innervates.
The nerve enters the lateral sector of the SOF and turns medially and superiorly outside the common annular tendon so that it can innervate the SO, which is the most medial and superior of the EOMs.
Specifically, it has been shown that the appropriate time for the tracer to travel from the axon terminals to the soma of motoneurons that innervate to pelvic muscles is about 48 hrs.
Afferent neurons that enter the brain via the cranial nerves may synapse with nerves that innervate other regions of the brain.
A simpler procedure is to have Botox injections which switch off the nerves that innervate the sweat glands.
Since the facial nerve/nucleus contain the fibers that innervate the ipsilateral facial muscles, a lesion of the nucleus/nerve will impair all the ipsilateral facial musculature.
The opening chapters focus on cells and other anatomical components of the periodontal ligament, such as periodontal ligament fibers, ground substance, and nerves that innervate the periodontal ligament.