Restoration of nerve control of a paralyzed muscle or other effector organ by means of regrowth of nerve fibers, either spontaneously or after anastomosis.

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re·in·ner·va·tion .rēər-'vā-shən, -in-.ər- n restoration of function esp. to a denervated muscle by supplying it with nerves by regrowth or by grafting
re·in·ner·vate -in-'ər-.vāt, -'in-(.)ər- vt, -vat·ed; -vat·ing

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re·in·ner·va·tion (re″in-ər-vaґshən) restoration of nerve function to a part from which it was lost; it may occur spontaneously or be achieved by nerve grafting.

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