deafferentation

noun
de·​af·​fer·​en·​ta·​tion | \ ˌdē-ˌaf-ə-ˌren-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce deafferentation (audio) \

Medical Definition of deafferentation

: the freeing of a motor nerve from sensory components by severing the dorsal root central to the dorsal ganglion

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“Deafferentation.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/deafferentation. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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