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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.
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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”).
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innervate

  1. to supply nerves to (a bodily organ or part).
  2. to stimulate (a bodily organ or part) with nerve impulses.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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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. With nerve compression, Mackinnon (65) describes a process by which there is an interruption in the blood-nerve barrier that allows a leakage of fluid from the microvessels, or vasa nervorum, supplying the nerve.
According to a previous estimation that about 150 myelinated afferents in a deep vibrissal nerve should innervate individual FSCs, (2) more than 30% of them should terminate as club-like endings, that innervate only the ringwulst.
Cranial nerve III (CN III) innervates the superior, inferior, medial recti and the inferior oblique muscles.
The deep fibular (DF) branch innervates the tibialis anterior muscle, which dorsiflexes and inverts the foot.
Two neurons of the buccal ganglia, which innervate radular tensor muscle groups (Kater, 1974; Zoran et al, 1989), were primarily used for these studies: buccal neurons B19 and B110.
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Renal sympathetic nerves innervate the tubules, the vessels, and the juxtaglomerular granular cells of the kidney (1).