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the relief of pain by application of cold by cryoprobe to peripheral nerves.
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cryoanalgesia(krī″ō-an″ăl-jē′zhă, z(h)ē-ă) [ cryo- + analgesia]
The relief of pain by applying a cold object to a painful part of the body or by destroying painful nerves with very cold probes.
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