Definition of denervate in English:

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Pronunciation: /dēˈnərvāt/


[with object] Medicine
Remove or cut off the nerve supply from (an organ or other body part): (as adjective denervated) the denervated muscle fibers
More example sentences
  • Surgical options in the treatment of sialorrhea include surgery on the salivary glands and ducts, and surgery to denervate the glands.
  • Diagnosis of the condition can be difficult because transplant recipients have denervated hearts and rarely present with chest pain.
  • Injury to the long thoracic nerve denervates the serratus anterior muscle and causes a winged scapula.



Pronunciation: /ˌdēnərˈvāSHən/
Example sentences
  • For cases where the etiology cannot be determined, ilio-inguinal nerve block or microsurgical denervation may relieve the pain.
  • Electrophysiological examination showed evidence of chronic partial denervation and reinnervation only in the upper limb segments.
  • Muscles biopsies also showed scattered atrophy consistent with the process of denervation.

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Syllabification: de·ner·vate

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