dead nerve

dead nerve

misnomer for nonvital dental pulp.

dead nerve

(ded nĕrv)
Colloq. misnomer for nonvital dental pulp.
References in classic literature ?
And the fresh excitement made me more than ever insensible to those considerations of conscience and of safety which were already as dead nerves in my breast.
While dead nerve cells are irretrievably lost, damaged synapses can be regenerated in the elderly," Prof.
The operation involved cutting dead nerve endings away from her spine to allow the ones that do work to perform more effectively.
He didn't think any medications would help me and said there may be dead nerve endings that may or may not improve.
What is it: Root canal work involves at least two trips to the dentist, one to drill out the dead nerve and apply chemicals to kill the bacteria and another to cap the tooth.
There is no way to restore life to dead nerve endings; the damage is permanent.
Exercise is good because it leads to newer connections and also stimulates dead nerves," says Dr Gupta.
I also went through homeopathy and acupuncture to try to stimulate the dead nerves and muscles.
One dreams of miraculous healings and one fantasizes oneself as some steroid-swollen Muscle Beach acolyte doing reps on Venice Beach; one deludes oneself to believing it is possible to will dead nerves to life; one pursues "cures" for paralysis, grabs at every rumored resurrection for what is dead--and through it all one remains hungry for the man one was.
Such a patient could receive embryonic nerve cells that would supposedly replace the dead nerves.
The tips of his feet moved slightly, and the seemingly dead nerves came back to life.
His role is undeniably a beneficent one: From the very beginning, he brings Sethe back to life; he makes the long dead nerves of her back (".