verb (used with object), nerved, nerv·ing.
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Back in the 90s, scientists found that pinching this spot can activate nerves that lead to the spleen, which produces immune cells and is a major regulator of inflammation.We Need New, Safer Ways to Treat Pain. Could Electroacupuncture Be One?|Shelly Fan|August 18, 2020|Singularity Hub
This means that when a user thinks about bending a finger, the nerve fires and the prosthetic’s sensors can detect the signal and translate it into the action.This Startup Is 3D Printing Custom Prosthetics for a Fraction of the Standard Cost|Vanessa Bates Ramirez|July 22, 2020|Singularity Hub
Rods and cones will send these signals through nerves that reach into the brain.
The toxin, known by the initials TTX, stops nerve cells from sending signals that tell muscles to move.
Neuroscientist Dima Rinberg of New York University’s Grossman School of Medicine and colleagues targeted nerve cells in mice’s olfactory bulbs.How to make a mouse smell a smell that doesn’t actually exist|Laura Sanders|June 18, 2020|Science News
Few have the nerve to call him and he's usually pleased when an old friend does.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then he lost his nerve and decided to live after all, and I called for help.
For anyone—not just a fan—the first time performing on camera can be nerve wracking.Sotheby’s for Sex: The Problem with Auctioning Off Sex with A Porn Star|Aurora Snow|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She was a perky redhead of about 30 with lively blue eyes, a petite figure, and lots of nerve.
But for some reason that one quote touched a nerve with her fellow countrymen.
But I'm not going to say you ought to have the same kind of nerve as ours.At The Sign Of The Eagle|Gilbert Parker
Every limb was at rest, every nerve seemed lulled into quiescence.The Golden Web|Anthony Partridge
Pressure upon, or the severing of, a nerve causes a paralysis of the parts to which such a nerve is distributed.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse|United States Department of Agriculture
Both exerted every nerve, and ten seconds later the wagon rolled out of the open doors, and was guided by Matt up the alley.Young Auctioneers|Edward Stratemeyer
They lay down upon the soft sand, listening with every nerve upon the strain, but not for long.Fire Island|G. Manville Fenn
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see bundle of nerves; get on someone's nerves; get up (one's nerve); have a nerve; lose one's nerve; of all the nerve; war of nerves.