reinnervation

noun
re·in·ner·va·tion | \(ˌ)rē-ˌi-(ˌ)nər-ˈvā-shən, -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, -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

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1880, in the meaning defined above

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reinnervation

noun
re·in·ner·va·tion | \ˌrē-ˌin-(ˌ)ər-ˈvā-shən, -in-ˌər- \

Medical Definition of reinnervation 

: restoration of function especially to a denervated muscle by supplying it with nerves by regrowth or by grafting

Other Words from reinnervation

reinnervate \-in-ˈər-ˌvāt, -ˈin-(ˌ)ər- \ transitive verb reinnervated; reinnervating

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