denervate


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denervate

[dē′nər‚vāt]
(medicine)
To interfere with or cut off the nerve supply to a part of the body, or to remove a nerve; may occur by excision, drugs, or a disease process.
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After extensive research of the literature, they employed a different approach to a procedure using thermal radiofrequency probes to denervate the nerves in the joint, thus reducing the pain level by 90% in the initial treatment.
The system--which includes a helical shaped, irrigated, multi-electrode ablation catheter with a multichannel radiofrequency ablation system--is used to denervate the renal arteries to reduce blood pressure in patients suffering from drug-resistant hypertension.