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neurotomy

Line breaks: neur|ot¦omy
Pronunciation: /ˌnjʊəˈrɒtəmi
 
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Definition of neurotomy in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The surgical cutting of a nerve to produce sensory loss and relief of pain or to suppress involuntary movements.
Example sentences
  • A facet neurotomy involves destroying the nerves that relay pain messages from the facet joints.
  • If the pain does recur, a second neurotomy can be performed, and similar results will usually be achieved.
  • The apparatus is especially suited for use with and during the radial optic neurotomy procedure.

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