immunosympathectomy

noun

im·​mu·​no·​sym·​pa·​thec·​to·​my -ˌsim-pə-ˈthek-tə-mē How to pronounce immunosympathectomy (audio)
plural immunosympathectomies
: the destruction of neurons of the sympathetic nervous system in newborn laboratory animals (as mice or rats) by the injection of antiserum to nerve growth factor
immunosympathectomized adjective
or chiefly British immunosympathectomised

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“Immunosympathectomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/immunosympathectomy. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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