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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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The DSN was reported to innervate the LS only in 48% of the cases described by Nguyen et al.
The superficial peroneal nerve runs under the peroneus longus and innervates it and the peroneus brevis.
crossed cranial nerve - it means that nerve nucleus innervates the contralateral superior oblique muscles
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.
As described earlier in the stretch reflex, these sensory neurons synapse on and activate alpha motor neurons that innervate skeletal muscle.
A fifth somatic motor neuron pool (the central caudal nucleus) occupies the caudal (inferior) pole of the complex and innervates the ipsilateral LPS, perhaps with a significant crossed component as well, since this arrangement has been described in non-human primates.
The upper brachial plexus roots (C5-C6) innervate proximal arm muscles controlling shoulder abduction, elbow flexion and contribute to the innervation of distal muscles controlling limb function.
At 55% of hatching time the e6 and el axons, which may contribute to this behavior, are the only 5-HT-LIR axons seen in the superior pedal nerve that innervates the anterior part of the foot.
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 somatic nervous system innervates skeletal, or voluntary, muscles, and entails the brain, spinal cord, cranial nerves, and spinal nerves.
The gel, which enters the neck muscles and skin where there are receptors for serotonin, probably reduces or shuts off discharges from the trigeminal nerve, which innervates the sinus cavities and blood vessels in the scalp and upper cervical nerves, Dr.