innervation

[in-er-vey-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act of innervating; state of being innervated.
2.
Anatomy. the distribution of nerves to a part.

Origin:
1825–35; innervate + -ion

innervational, adjective
hyperinnervation, adjective
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innervate (ˈɪnɜːˌveɪt)
 
vb
1.  to supply nerves to (a bodily organ or part)
2.  to stimulate (a bodily organ or part) with nerve impulses
 
inner'vation
 
n

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innervation in·ner·va·tion (ĭn'ər-vā'shən)
n.

  1. The arrangement or distribution of nerves to an organ or body part.

  2. The amount or degree of stimulation of a muscle or organ by nerves.


in'ner·va'tion·al (-vā'shə-nəl) adj.
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