Medical Definition of neurolysis
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: the surgical operation of freeing a nerve from perineural adhesions
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