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neurolysis

[noo-rol-uh-sis, nyoo-]
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noun
  1. Pathology.
    1. disintegration of nerve tissue.
    2. exhaustion of a nerve by excess stimulation.
  2. Surgery. separation of adhesions from a nerve fiber.
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Origin of neurolysis

Related formsneu·ro·lyt·ic [noo r-uh-lit-ik, nyoo r-] /ˌnʊər əˈlɪt ɪk, ˌnyʊər-/, adjective
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neurolysis

(nu-rŏlĭ-sĭs)
n.
  1. The breaking down or destruction of nerve tissue, especially as a result of disease.
  2. The surgical freeing of a nerve from inflammatory adhesions.
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Related formsneu′ro•lytic (nur′ə-lĭtĭk, nyur′-) adj.
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