frontal lobotomy


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frontal lobotomy

n.
A prefrontal lobotomy.
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Noun1.frontal 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
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Perhaps it was a restaurant, a retail store or a bank branch that had a total lack of energy--where the sales and service people appeared to have had a collective frontal lobotomy.
I would have to kind of perform a full frontal lobotomy on myself.
MONTREAL -- The procedure notoriously known as frontal lobotomy has a new name--limbic surgery--and improved versions of the procedure are now performed in the United States, Canada, and several other countries.
The Jumans later discovered that a woman who they believe is Michael's biological mother had a long history of mental illness and had undergone a frontal lobotomy years before Michael was born.
Lastweek''s conference, with its acres of empty seats, looked a bit like meeting a dazed survivor from a full frontal lobotomy.
Robert had a frontal lobotomy after falling 20ft in a derelict building on Newcastle's Quayside in 2003.
Personally I would only let them out after a minimum of 20 years if they agreed to have a full frontal lobotomy or sexual neutering
THE only excuse not used to exonerate Alex Rae for that head kicking incident in Moscow is that he is a health worker who dabbles kindly in frontal lobotomy.