Definition of innervation in English:

innervation

noun

Zoology Anatomy
  • See innervate

    • ‘The toxin inhibits the release of acetylcholine at the neuromuscular junction and affects the postganglionic sympathetic innervation of the sweat glands.’
    • ‘A constant low level of tonic contraction also characterizes the parapharyngeal musculature, the striated muscles that share their innervation with the pharynx.’
    • ‘However, in hatchling Rana the serotonergic system is arguably much more advanced since the innervation of the spinal cord by serotonergic axons by comparison with Xenopus is much more extensive.’
    • ‘In contrast to the innervation of the proximal esophagus, axons from vagal neurons synapse within ganglia of the myenteric plexus.’
    • ‘Its subsequent division into anterior and posterior branches provides the sensory innervation of the anterior and lateral sides of the thigh.’

Pronunciation

innervation

/ɪnəˈveɪʃ(ə)n/