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neurolysis neu·rol·y·sis (nu-rŏl'ĭ-sĭs, nyu-)

  1. The breaking down or destruction of nerve tissue, especially as a result of disease.

  2. The surgical freeing of a nerve from inflammatory adhesions.

neu'ro·lyt'ic (nur'ə-lĭt'ĭk, nyur'-) adj.
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