anterior rhizotomy


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an·te·ri·or rhi·zot·o·my

section of anterior spinal root.

anterior rhizotomy

Etymology: L, ante + prior, foremost; Gk, rhiza, root, temnein, to cut
the surgical cutting of the ventral root of a spinal nerve, usually to relieve persistent spasm, involuntary movement, or intractable pain.

anterior rhizotomy

Surgical section of the ventral root of the spinal nerve.
See also: rhizotomy
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