[ noo-rol-uh-sis, nyoo- ]
/ nʊˈrɒl ə sɪs, nyʊ- /
- disintegration of nerve tissue.
- exhaustion of a nerve by excess stimulation.
Surgery. separation of adhesions from a nerve fiber.
Related formsneu·ro·lyt·ic [noo r-uh-lit-ik, nyoo r-] /ˌnʊər əˈlɪt ɪk, ˌnyʊər-/, adjective
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Medicine definitions for neurolytic
[ nu-rŏl′ĭ-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•lyt′ic (nur′ə-lĭt′ĭk, nyur′-) adj.
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