lobotomy

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lo·bot·o·my

 (lə-bŏt′ə-mē, lō-)
n. pl. lo·bot·o·mies
Surgical incision into the frontal lobe of the brain to sever one or more nerve tracts, a technique formerly used to treat certain mental disorders but now rarely performed.

[lobe + -tomy.]

lobotomy

(ləʊˈbɒtəmɪ)
n, pl -mies
1. (Surgery) a surgical incision into a lobe of any organ
2. (Surgery) Also called: prefrontal leucotomy a surgical interruption of one or more nerve tracts in the frontal lobe of the brain: used in the treatment of intractable mental disorders
[C20: from lobe + -tomy]

lo•bot•o•my

(ləˈbɒt ə mi, loʊ-)

n., pl. -mies.
a surgical incision into or across a lobe, esp. the prefrontal lobe, of the brain to sever nerves for the purpose of relieving a mental disorder or treating psychotic behavior.
[1935–40; lobe + -o- + -tomy]

lobotomy

surgical severing of certain nerve fibers in the frontal lobe of the brain, once commonly performed to treat intractable depression. Also called prefrontal lobotomy.
See also: Brain

lobotomy

Surgery to remove part of the brain.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lobotomy - surgical interruption of nerve tracts to and from the frontal lobe of the brain; often results in marked cognitive and personality changes
psychosurgery - brain surgery on human patients intended to relieve severe and otherwise intractable mental or behavioral problems
transorbital lobotomy - a method of performing prefrontal lobotomy in which the surgical knife is inserted above the eyeball and moved to cut brain fibers
Translations

lobotomy

[ləʊˈbɒtəmɪ] Nlobotomía f

lobotomy

[ləˈbɒtəmi] nlobotomie f

lobotomy

n (Med) → Lobotomie f

lobotomy

[ləʊˈbɒtəmɪ] n (Med) → lobotomia

lo·bot·o·my

n. obotomía, incisión de un lóbulo cerebral con el fin de aliviar ciertos trastornos mentales.

lobotomy

n (pl -mies) lobotomía