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chemonucleolysis

Pronunciation: kē′mō-nū′klē-ol′i-sis

Definition: Rarely used technique involving injection of chymopapain into the nucleus pulposus of an intervertebral disc as a therapeutic option for the treatment of a herniated nucleus pulposis (slipped disk).

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