Definition of neurotomy in English:

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neurotomy

Pronunciation: /ˌn(y)o͝oˈrädəmē/

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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Syllabification: neu·rot·o·my

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