chemonucleolyses

chemonucleolysis

[kee-moh-noo-klee-ol-uh-sis, -nyoo-, kem-oh-]
noun
treatment for a herniated spinal disk in which chymopapain is injected into the disk to dissolve tissue.

Origin:
chemo- + nucleo- + -lysis

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chemonucleolysis che·mo·nu·cle·ol·y·sis (kē'mō-nōō'klē-ŏl'ĭ-sĭs, -nyōō'-, kěm'ō-)
n.
The enzymatic dissolution of the pulpy nucleus by injection of chymopapain, used in the treatment of intervertebral disk lesions.

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