amygdalotomy


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Noun1.amygdalotomy - psychosurgery in which amygdaloid fibers that mediate limbic system activity are severed (in cases of extreme uncontrollable violence)amygdalotomy - psychosurgery in which amygdaloid fibers that mediate limbic system activity are severed (in cases of extreme uncontrollable violence)
psychosurgery - brain surgery on human patients intended to relieve severe and otherwise intractable mental or behavioral problems
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