neurotomy

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neurotomy

 [noo͡-rot´ah-me]
dissection or cutting of nerves.
radiofrequency neurotomy interruption of spinal nerve roots by coagulation with radiofrequency waves.
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neu·rot·o·my

(nū-rot'ŏ-mē),
Operative division of a nerve.
[neuro- + G. tomē, a cutting]
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neurotomy

(no͝o-rŏt′ə-mē, nyo͝o-)
n. pl. neuroto·mies
The surgical cutting or stretching of a nerve, usually to relieve pain.
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neu·rot·o·my

(nūr-ot'ŏ-mē)
Operative division of a nerve.
[neuro- + G. tomē, a cutting]
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neurotomy

The surgical cutting of a nerve, usually in the hope of relieving pain. This is seldom justified nowadays, is not always effective and will usually have serious side effects.
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neu·rot·o·my

(nūr-ot'ŏ-mē)
Operative division of a nerve.
[neuro- + G. tomē, a cutting]
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