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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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.
After renal denervation, the flank incision was sutured, and the procedure was repeated on the opposite side to denervate the right kidney.
Moreover, scientists can denervate a regrowing limb midway through regeneration without stopping it, suggesting that there's a window of time in which regeneration is dependent on the nerves.