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Definition of the noun innervation

What does innervation mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: innervations

  1. the neural or electrical arousal of an organ or muscle or gland
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonyms of innervation: excitation / irritation
    • more generic word: arousal = a state of heightened physiological activity
  2. the distribution of nerve fibers to an organ or body region
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • more generic words: dispersion / distribution = the spatial or geographic property of being scattered about over a range, area, or volume

Alternative definition of the noun innervation


  1. The act of innervating or stimulating.
  2. 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.
  3. The distribution of nerves in an animal, or to any of its parts.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for innervation

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Google previewClinical Management of the Rheumatoid Hand, Wrist, and Elbow (2016)

by Kevin C. Chung

The innervation is the radial nerve branch.

Google previewNerve-Muscle Interaction (2012)

by Gerta Vrbova

Associated with the polyneuronal innervation is the presence of many axon profiles at individual endplates and part of the maturation of the neuromuscular junction is the reduction of the ...

Google previewHormones and the Heart in Health and Disease (1999)

by Leonard Share

The innervation is the most dense in the atrial myocardium and in the sinoatrial and atrioventricular nodes (4). The effects almost exclusively facilitate the important functions of the heart, notably myocardial contraction, HR, and atrioventricular ...

Google previewInternational Review of Neurobiology (1990)

As discussed above, a likely source for a major portion of this cholinergic innervation is the medial habenula. Electron microscopy reveals that ChAT- positive boutons form synaptic junctions in this brainstem structure (Lenn et al., 1985; Wainer ...

Google previewInnovative Techniques in Skin Surgery (2002)

by Marwali Harahap

Sensory innervation is a function of the infraorbital nerve (V2), and the motor innervation of the orbicularis oris is provided by the buccal branch of the facial nerve. The circumoral muscles are innervated by either the buccal or the marginal ...

Google previewPediatric Otolaryngology (2013)

by Charles D. Bluestone

parasympathetic innervation is the principal catalyst ...

Google previewMedical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (2013)

by Derek G. Waller, Tony Sampson

The primary erectile innervation is the parasympathetic nervous system. There are four phases in achieving full penile erection. Phase 1. Parasympathetic stimulation relaxes both arterial smooth muscle and the smooth muscle that forms ...

Google previewIntroduction to Maternity & Pediatric Nursing (2013)

by Gloria Leifer

Extracorporeal magnetic innervation is a noninvasive stimulation of muscles that has shown promise in both stress incontinence and overactive bladder. Intraurethral occlusive plugs, valved catheters that act as an artificial urinary sphincter ...

Google previewThe Brain and Regulation of Eye Movement (2012)

by A. Shakhnovich

The study of behavior of single neurons at different levels of the oculomotor innervation is a particularly promising approach. The functional role of “ programming” of eye movements can be discerned at the lowest level of the oculomotor ...

Google previewEssential Papers on Obsessive-compulsive Disorder (1997)

by Dan J. Stein, Michael H. Stone

in the splitting of consciousness but in the capacity for conversion, and we may assume that the psycho-physical capacity to transmute such large quantities of excitation into somatic innervation is an important element of the disposition to ...

Google previewPlastic Surgery Secrets Plus E-Book (2010)

by Jeffrey Weinzweig

Dual innervation is the most important advantage. The upper third is innervated by a branch of the lateral pectoral nerve, whereas the lower two thirds are innervated from the medial pectoral nerve.

Google previewOrthopaedic Dictionary (1994)

by Stanley Hoppenfeld, Michael S. Zeide

Innervation: Median nerve. Flexor Carpi Ulnaris Origin: Humeral head: medial epicondyle of humerus. Ulnar head: olecranon and posterior border or ulnar. Insertion: Pisiform, hamate, and fifth metacarpal bones. Action: Flexes and adducts ...

Google previewThe American Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Ophthalmology (1915)

of almost all human beings is exophoria; orthophoria is the result of convergence innervation; the strong inclination to orthophoria in emmetropes and ametropes with good binocular vision is the result of well-developed associations, in the first ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Eye (2010)

by Joseph Besharse, Reza Dana

Innervation. The autonomic nervous system is ubiquitously located throughout the body and is responsible for controlling involuntary structures, including smooth muscle, the conducting cells of the heart, and glandular secretion.

Google previewThe Dictionary of Psychology (2016)

by Ray Corsini

innervation The distribution of nerve fiber endings in ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Fish Physiology (2011)

From Genome to Environment

Cardiac control in tetrapods is performed by an inhibitory innervation by vagal, cholinergic nerve fibers that slow the heart rate, ...

Google previewOculo-refractive Cyclopedia and Dictionary (1921)

by Thomas George Atkinson

The exact functioning of accommodation depends upon a perfectly balanced innervation of the ciliary. 2. Emmetropia is merely the zero of ocular refractive measurements, and has no relation to ciliary innervation. 3. There are no sure methods ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Neuroscience (2009)

Volume One by Larry R. Squire

OE within the muscle to supply each muscle fiber with many branches and synaptic contacts (multiterminal innervation). Individual muscle fibers often receive more than one motor axon, each physiologically distinct (polyneuronal innervation).

Google previewA Dictionary of Dentistry (2010)

by Robert Ireland

Principal Function Smell Vision Eye movement of extrinsic muscles of the eye superior rectus, medial rectus, inferior rectus and levator palpebra superioris, parasympathetic innervation Eye movement superior oblique muscle Facial sensation ...

Google previewMosby's Dental Dictionary (2007)

by Elsevier, Mosby

injury INTRADERMAL 10- to 15-degree angle SUBCUTANEOUS 45-degree angle innervation INTRAMUSCULAR 90-degree angle Subcutaneous tissue Muscle The most common injections are intraarterial, intradermal, intramuscular, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of International Sports Studies: F-O (2006)

by Roger Bartlett, Chris Gratton, Christer Rolf

The innervation ratio is an important parameter for the muscle part of the motor unit.

Google previewDictionary of Obstetrics and Gynecology (1988)

by Christoph Zink

innervation: n. pudendus; function: compression and shortening of the urethra, intermittent ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences (2014)

receiving the visceral innervation. Unlike pain arising from other tissues, visceral pain is not always linked to tissue injury ...

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Innervation Meaning

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