Meaning of denervate in English:


Pronunciation /diːˈnəːveɪt/


[with object]Medicine
  • Remove or cut off the nerve supply from (a body part or organ)

    ‘injury to the superior gluteal nerve may denervate the gluteus medius’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This syndrome also illustrates the capacity of motor nerves to recover and to reinnervate the denervated face muscles.’
    • ‘Complications of this congenital abnormality range from paralysis, hydrocephalus, scoliosis, contractures, and joint dislocation to potential skin erosion of sensory denervated areas.’