nerve decompression


The relief of pressure on a nerve trunk by the excision of constricting bands or the widening of the bony canal.

Nearby words

  1. nerve cell,
  2. nerve center,
  3. nerve centre,
  4. nerve conduction,
  5. nerve cord,
  6. nerve fiber,
  7. nerve fibre,
  8. nerve gas,
  9. nerve graft,
  10. nerve growth factor

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