reinnervation

noun
re·​in·​ner·​va·​tion | \ (ˌ)rē-ˌi-(ˌ)nər-ˈvā-shən How to pronounce reinnervation (audio) , -i-ˌnər- \

Definition of reinnervation

: the process of innervating a part of the body that has lost nerve supply (as from injury or disease) : the restoration of function to a denervated body part and especially a muscle by supplying it with nerves through regrowth or grafting reinnervation of the biceps

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reinnervate \ (ˌ)rē-​i-​ˈnər-​ˌvāt How to pronounce reinnervate (audio) , -​ˈi-​(ˌ)nər-​ \ transitive verb reinnervated; reinnervating
… many polio survivors regain function as their muscles are reinnervated by neighboring motor axons that extend axonal sprouts to the orphaned fibers … The Journal of the American Medical Association

First Known Use of reinnervation

1880, in the meaning defined above

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“Reinnervation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reinnervation. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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reinnervation

noun
re·​in·​ner·​va·​tion | \ ˌrē-ˌin-(ˌ)ər-ˈvā-shən, -in-ˌər- How to pronounce reinnervation (audio) \

Medical Definition of reinnervation

: the process of innervating a part of the body that has lost nerve supply (as from injury or disease) : the restoration of function to a denervated body part and especially a muscle by supplying it with nerves through regrowth or grafting

Other Words from reinnervation

reinnervate \ -​in-​ˈər-​ˌvāt How to pronounce reinnervate (audio) , -​ˈin-​(ˌ)ər-​ How to pronounce reinnervate (audio) \ transitive verb reinnervated; reinnervating
When a nerve is transected, the axons within the nerve will attempt to regenerate and grow to eventually reinnervate the distal limb. — Marisol A. Hanley et al.

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