neurolysis [noo räl′ə sis, nyoorual′ə sis]
[ModL: see NEURO- & -LYSIS]
1. destruction or exhaustion of nerve tissue
2. the freeing of a nerve from adhesions
neurolytic [noor΄ə lit′ik, nyoor΄ə lit′ik]

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  • neurolysis — n. dissolution or destruction of nerves; exhaustion of nerves from over stimulation …   English contemporary dictionary

  • neurolysis — neu·rol·y·sis …   English syllables

  • neurolysis — /njuˈrɒləsəs/ (say nyooh roluhsuhs) noun 1. Medicine the release of abnormal tension on a nerve by stretching it or cutting it, as in treating a nerve caught in an adhesion. 2. the destruction or dissolution of nerve tissue. {neuro + lysis}… …  

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