rhizotomy

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rhi·zot·o·my

 (rī-zŏt′ə-mē)
n. pl. rhi·zot·o·mies
Surgical severance of spinal nerve roots to relieve pain or hypertension.

rhizotomy

(raɪˈzɒtəmɪ)
n, pl -mies
(Surgery) surgical incision into the roots of spinal nerves, esp for the relief of pain

rhi•zot•o•my

(raɪˈzɒt ə mi)

n., pl. -mies.
the surgical cutting of a spinal nerve root.
[1910–15]

rhizotomy

the surgical cutting of the nerve roots of the spine, usually the sensory or posterior roots, to relieve pain or eliminate paralysis.
See also: Nerves

rhizotomy

Cutting nerve roots from spinal cord, used to relieve pain.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rhizotomy - surgical procedure in which spinal nerve roots are cut; done (anterior roots) to relieve intractable pain or (posterior roots) to stop severe muscle spasms
surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, surgery, operation - a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body; "they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available"; "he died while undergoing surgery"
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rhi·zot·o·my

n. rizotomía, división o transección de la raíz de un nervio.
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