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denervate

[dē′nər‚vāt]
(medicine)
To interfere with or cut off the nerve supply to a part of the body, or to remove a nerve; may occur by excision, drugs, or a disease process.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The absence of Phase I in denervated animals demonstrates the ineffectiveness of these secondary processes in compensating for cardiovascular stress.
Transcriptional regulation of the type I myosin heavy chain gene in denervated rat soleus.
Only 26 of 36 sham or real aortic denervated rats showed a satisfactory body weight evolution and fulfilled the TGSI barodenervation criteria (SHM group, n = 11 and AD group, n = 15).
It is also thought that denervated muscle produces neurotrophic factors.
In one recent study that measured changes in denervated soleus muscle via sciatic nerve resection and treadmill training, Jakubiec-Puka et al.
In this work, the apoptosis study was aimed at denervated muscles in different periods.
Breast reconstruction with the denervated latissimus dorsi musculocutaneous flap.
In the same article, D'Hoore has also suggested that patients with significant perineal descent and a denervated pelvic floor do not respond to LVMR (28).
The misdirection of regenerating parasympathetic fibers to denervated sweat glands and cutaneous blood vessels, consequently, causes salivation to be accompanied by flushing and sweating in the sympathetically denervated region of skin.[44],[45],[47],[48],[49] Parasympathetic and sympathetic nerve fibers can undergo cross regeneration because both use acetylcholine as a neurotransmitter [Figure 3].[50]{Figure 3}
However, the blood flow to the sympathetically denervated neo re-vascularized tissue can be adversely affected by the steal phenomenon (2, 3).