sympathectomy


sym·pa·thec·to·my

noun \ˌsim-pə-ˈthek-tə-mē\
plural sym·pa·thec·to·mies

Definition of SYMPATHECTOMY

:  surgical interruption of sympathetic nerve pathways
sym·pa·thec·to·mized \-ˌmīzd\ adjective

Origin of SYMPATHECTOMY

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1900

sym·pa·thec·to·my

noun \ˌsim-pə-ˈthek-tə-mē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural sym·pa·thec·to·mies

Medical Definition of SYMPATHECTOMY

: surgical interruption of sympathetic nerve pathways
sym·pa·thec·to·mized or chiefly British -mised \-ˌmīzd\ adjective

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