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division of one or more nerve tracts in the prefrontal area of the brain for surgical treatment of pain and emotional disorder.
Synonym(s): prefrontal leukotomy
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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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