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Medical Dictionary


noun neu·rol·y·sis \n(y)-ˈräl-ə-səs\
plural neu·rol·y·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of NEUROLYSIS

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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