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neurolysis

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noun neu·rol·y·sis \n(y)u̇-ˈräl-ə-səs\

Medical Definition of neurolysis

plural neurolyses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. 1a:  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>

  2. 2:  the surgical operation of freeing a nerve from perineural adhesions




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