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Pronunciation: nu-rol'i-sis


  1. Destruction of nerve tissue.
  2. Freeing of a nerve from inflammatory adhesions or incising its epineurium for decompression.
  3. Incising the epineurium of the facial nerve as a part of facial nerve decompression.

[neuro- + G. lysis, dissolution]

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