chemopallidectomy

noun

che·​mo·​pal·​li·​dec·​to·​my -ˌpal-ə-ˈdek-tə-mē How to pronounce chemopallidectomy (audio)
plural chemopallidectomies
: destruction of the globus pallidus by the injection of a chemical agent (as ethyl alcohol) especially formerly for the relief of parkinsonian tremors

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“Chemopallidectomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/chemopallidectomy. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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