pallidotomy


pal·li·dot·o·my

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

Definition of PALLIDOTOMY

:  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

pal·li·dot·o·my

noun \ˌpal-i-ˈdät-ə-mē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural pal·li·dot·o·mies

Medical Definition of PALLIDOTOMY

: 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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