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Regional Pain Syndromes

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Chemonucleosis is a technique to dissolve the disc in a case of inter vertebral disc prolpse. The chemical commonly used is



A Aqua regia
B Turpentine oil

C Serratia pepetidase
D Chymopapain

Ans. D

Chymopapain

a. Chemonucleosis is a technique in which an enzyme chymopapain with the property of dissolving fibrous and cartilaginous tissues is injected into the disc under X ray control.

b. This leads to dissolution and fibrosis of the disc and thus relief of symptoms. It can be done through a few puncture wounds.

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