Definition of Innervation

1. Noun. The neural or electrical arousal of an organ or muscle or gland.

Exact synonyms: Excitation, Irritation
Generic synonyms: Arousal
Derivative terms: Excite, Irritate



2. Noun. The distribution of nerve fibers to an organ or body region.
Generic synonyms: Dispersion, Distribution
Derivative terms: Innervate

Definition of Innervation

1. n. The act of innerving or stimulating.

Definition of Innervation

1. Noun. The act of innervating or stimulating. ¹

2. Noun. 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. ¹

3. Noun. The distribution of nerves in an animal, or to any of its parts. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Innervation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Innervation

1. 1. The distribution or supply of nerves to a part. 2. The supply of nervous energy or of nerve stimulus sent to a part. Origin: L. Nervus = nerve This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Literary usage of Innervation

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1. The Integrative Action of the Nervous System by Charles Scott Sherrington (1906)
"Reciprocal innervation of antagonistic eye-muscles. Reciprocal inhibition in other muscular groups. Seat of the inhibition subcortical in these cases. ..."

2. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"Disturbances of innervation of Sweat Glands and Tear Glands The function of the ... Disturbances of innervation of the Musculature and the Glands in the ..."

3. The Work of the Digestive Glands by Ivan Petrovich Pavlov, William Henry Thompson (1902)
"Constituent parts of a complete innervation mechanism—The special duty of the peripheral terminations of afferent nerves—The specific qualities of nerve ..."

4. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1885)
"OSER, The innervation of the Pylorus. ... Respiratory innervation.—KNOLL, Respiration when the Vagi are Artificially Irritated.— KNOLL, Apnoea. ..."

5. The Anatomy of the Nervous System from the Standpoint of Development and by Stephen Walter Ranson (1920)
"FUNDAMENTAL FACTS CONCERNING VISCERAL innervation General visceral afferent fibers are found in the ninth and tenth cranial nerves and in many of the spinal ..."

6. Psychological Effects of Alcohol: An Experimental Investigation of the by Raymond Dodge, Francis Gano Benedict (1915)
"EFFECT OF ALCOHOL ON THE RECIPROCAL innervation OF THE FINGER. Eye-movements are not adapted to show the rapidity of free oscillatory movements of a member, ..."

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