Definition of vagotomy in English:

vagotomy

Line breaks: va¦got|omy
Pronunciation: /veɪˈɡɒtəmi
 
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noun (plural vagotomies)

[mass noun]
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): some of these patients had had vagotomy in the past [count noun]: a vagotomy was completed
More 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

(also vagotomised) adjective
More 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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