thalamotomy

noun
thal·a·mot·o·my | \ˌthal-ə-ˈmät-ə-mē \
plural thalamotomies

Medical Definition of thalamotomy 

: a surgical operation involving electrocoagulation of areas of the thalamus to interrupt pathways of nervous transmission through the thalamus for relief of certain mental and psychomotor disorders

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