• WordNet 3.6
    • n innervation the distribution of nerve fibers to an organ or body region
    • n innervation the neural or electrical arousal of an organ or muscle or gland
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Innervation (Physiol) Special activity excited in any part of the nervous system or in any organ of sense or motion; the nervous influence necessary for the maintenance of life, and the functions of the various organs.
    • Innervation The act of innerving or stimulating.
    • Innervation (Anat) The distribution of nerves in an animal, or to any of its parts.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n innervation A state of nervelessness.
    • n innervation The act of innervating or innerving; in physiology, supply of nervous influence or control; the sending of stimulation to some organ through its nerves.
    • n innervation In anatomy, the disposition of the nervous system in an animal body or any part of it.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Innervation special mode of activity inherent in the nervous structure: nervous activity
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. innervation,


In literature:

It is the general rule that larvae possess a centre of innervation for each segment.
"More Hunting Wasps" by J. Henri Fabre
The ganglia of the three post-oral segments, which bear the jaws, have fused in one compound ganglion innervating the mouth and jaws.
"The Whence and the Whither of Man" by John Mason Tyler
It is regarded as a motor or secondary activity, the key to the innervation of which is located in the presentations of the Unc.
"Dream Psychology" by Sigmund Freud
It is to be attributed partly to want of use, but chiefly to reflex interference with the trophic innervation of the muscles.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
It increases innervation and is particularly valuable in cases marked by feeble circulation and general impairment of muscular power.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
Only after much practice does the process become sufficiently automatic for these lip and tongue innervations to be dropped.
"The Eurhythmics of Jaques-Dalcroze" by Emile Jaques-Dalcroze
The term local effort is used to describe the direct innervation of the throat muscles.
"The Psychology of Singing" by David C. Taylor
Innervate: to supply with nerves.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
As to heart disease, we ought to think in the first place of the disturbances of nervous innervation.
"Psychotherapy" by Hugo Münsterberg
This release of tension is accompanied by a change in innervation and results in a perceptible movement.
"Clever Hans" by Oskar Pfungst
However, the innervation for convergence may be lost, without the internal recti losing in elastic tension.
"Schweigger on Squint" by C. Schweigger
The fundamental factors of thought and action, as Spitzka terms them, are two: perceptions and motor innervation.
"Degeneracy" by Eugene S. Talbot
It is also a functional toxin, because it depresses the activity of organs by injuring the innervation.
"Essays In Pastoral Medicine" by Austin ÓMalley
The sense-cells are innervated, as before, from the sub-umbral nerve-ring.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 2" by Various
In hysteria the freed sum of libido becomes transformed into bodily innervations of fear.
"The Behavior of Crowds" by Everett Dean Martin
On their way they give off nerves which innervate the skin.
"The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1" by Francis Maitland Balfour
Trace the principal spinal nerves to the body-parts innervated by them.
"Elementary Zoology, Second Edition" by Vernon L. Kellogg

In science:

From the AVN the signal travels along the His bundle and into the ventricles via the Purkinje fibre network which extensively innervates the ventricular wall.
Spiral Turbulence: From the Oxidation of CO on Pt(110) to Ventricular Fibrillation
The alphamotoneuron, its junctions and the muscle fibres it innervates, are collectively called a motor unit, MU.
Review of Nonlinear Methods and Modelling