thalamotomy

noun
thal·​a·​mot·​o·​my | \ ˌthal-ə-ˈmät-ə-mē How to pronounce thalamotomy (audio) \
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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“Thalamotomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/thalamotomy. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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