neu·rol·y·sis noun \n(y)u̇-ˈräl-ə-səs\
a : the breaking down of nervous tissue (as from disease or injury) b : destruction of nervous tissue (as by the use of chemicals or radio frequencies) to temporarily or permanently block nerve pathways especially to relieve pain or spasticity <phenolic neurolysis of the celiac plexus to treat intractable pancreatic cancer pain>
: the surgical operation of freeing a nerve from perineural adhesions
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