prefrontal lobotomy


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pre·fron·tal lo·bot·o·my

division of one or more nerve tracts in the prefrontal area of the brain for surgical treatment of pain and emotional disorder.
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prefrontal lobotomy

n.
A lobotomy in which the white fibers that connect the thalamus to the prefrontal and frontal lobes of the brain are severed, formerly performed to treat behavior that was considered to be abnormal.
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pre·fron·tal lo·bo·to·my

(prē-frŭntăl lō-botŏ-mē)
Division of one or more nerve tracts in the prefrontal area of the brain for surgical treatment of pain and emotional disorder.
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Psychosurgery: intelligence, emotion and social behavior following prefrontal lobotomy for mental disorders.
and Mary Frances Robinson (1945) "An evaluation of prefrontal lobotomy through ward behavior".
"Enough electro-shock to light up Iowa, the most toxic drugs ever concocted, two first-rate psycho-analyses--one for each hemisphere, for the left, Freudian, for the right, Jungian--and a prefrontal lobotomy" Malik made a stabbing motion up through his own eye socket, and then a slashing wiggle.