Definition of vagotomy in English:

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vagotomy

Pronunciation: /vāˈɡädəmē/

noun (plural vagotomies)

A surgical operation in which one or more branches of the vagus nerve are cut, typically to reduce the rate of gastric secretion (e.g., in treating peptic ulcers).
Example sentences
  • Truncal vagotomy to reduce gastric acid production is the preferred surgical management approach.
  • All gastric operations involving vagotomy included the breach of the pylorus, usually by pyloroplasty.
  • The patient underwent an exploratory laparotomy, resection of the gastric mass, pyloroplasty, truncal vagotomy, and cyst duodenostomy.

Derivatives

vagotomized

Pronunciation: /-ˌmīzd/
adjective
Example sentences
  • He has similarly reported on 25 vagotomized patients suffering from duodenal ulcers.
  • Previous studies demonstrating a significant endogenous 5 - HT drive to the HMN were performed in anesthetized or decerebrate vagotomized animals.
  • All of the contractile and relaxant responses evoked by these stimuli were absent in vagotomized animals.

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Syllabification: va·got·o·my

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