chemonucleolysis

noun

che·​mo·​nu·​cle·​ol·​y·​sis -ˌn(y)ü-klē-ˈäl-ə-səs How to pronounce chemonucleolysis (audio)
plural chemonucleolyses -ˌsēz How to pronounce chemonucleolysis (audio)
: treatment of a slipped disc by the injection of chymopapain to dissolve the displaced nucleus pulposus

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“Chemonucleolysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/chemonucleolysis. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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