pallidotomy

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

Definition of pallidotomy

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

Origin and Etymology of pallidotomy

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


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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 pallidotomies
: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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