[ noo-rol-uh-sis, nyoo- ]
/ nʊˈrɒl ə sɪs, nyʊ- /


  1. disintegration of nerve tissue.
  2. exhaustion of a nerve by excess stimulation.
Surgery. separation of adhesions from a nerve fiber.

Origin of neurolysis

Related formsneu·ro·lyt·ic [noo r-uh-lit-ik, nyoo r-] /ˌnʊər əˈlɪt ɪk, ˌnyʊər-/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for neurolytic


[ nu-rŏlĭ-sĭs ]


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