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tractotomy

 [trak-tot´ah-me]
transection of a nerve tract in the central nervous system, usually for the relief of intractable pain.
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trac·tot·o·my

(trak-tot'ŏ-mē),
Interruption of a nerve tract in the brainstem or spinal cord.
[L. tractus, tract, + G. tomē, incision]
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tractotomy

(trăk-tŏt′ə-mē)
n.
Incision of a nerve tract in the brainstem or spinal cord, usually for the relief of pain.
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trac·tot·o·my

(trak-tot'ŏ-mē)
Interruption of a nerve tract in the brainstem or spinal cord.
[L. tractus, tract, + G. tomē, incision]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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