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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

(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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It innervates the ipsilateral lateral rectus, which abducts the ipsilateral eye.
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.
The axillary and suprascapular nerves innervate the deltoid and the suprascapular muscles, respectively.
Intriguingly, these perikarya appear to be a major source of serotonergic innervation to the posterior body region where a diffuse network of delicate fibers innervates different portions of the visceral sac.
The trigeminal nerve innervates structures derived from the mandibular arch in elasmobranches and the mandibular nerve sends its branches to the mandibular muscles (Harder, 1975).
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 buccal branch, which innervates the procerus, the zygomaticus major and minor, the levator labii superioris, the levator anguli oris, nasal muscles, the buccinator, and the orbicularis oris
"So it can double the number of muscle fibers that it innervates" but probably no more.
Such investigation may provide further evidence related to the belief that these practices are beneficial for physical health [11-14] as the spinal cord is directly connected to the body in that it innervates each part via various spinal nerve segments (e.g., the cervical cord innervates the hands and arms, and the lumbar segment innervates the feet and legs).