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pallidotomy

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noun pal·li·dot·o·my \ˌpa-li-ˈdä-tə-mē\

Definition of pallidotomy

plural pal·li·dot·o·mies

  1. :  the surgical inactivation of a part of the basal ganglia in the treatment of involuntary movements (as in Parkinson's disease)



Origin of pallidotomy

New Latin (globus) pallidus structure within the corpus striatum, literally, pale globe + International Scientific Vocabulary -tomy


First Known Use: 1951


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pallidotomy

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noun pal·li·dot·o·my \ˌpal-i-ˈdät-ə-mē\

Medical Definition of pallidotomy

plural pal·li·dot·o·mies

  1. :  the surgical inactivation of the globus pallidus or a part of it in the treatment of involuntary movements (as in Parkinson's disease)




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