neurolysis

noun

neu·​rol·​y·​sis n(y)u̇-ˈräl-ə-səs How to pronounce neurolysis (audio)
plural neurolyses -ˌsēz How to pronounce neurolysis (audio)
1
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
2
: the surgical operation of freeing a nerve from perineural adhesions

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“Neurolysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/neurolysis. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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