neurolysis

noun
neu·​rol·​y·​sis | \ n(y)u̇-ˈräl-ə-səs How to pronounce neurolysis (audio) \
plural neurolyses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce neurolyses (audio) \

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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“Neurolysis.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/neurolysis. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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