vagotomy

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va·got·o·my

 (vā-gŏt′ə-mē)
n. pl. va·got·o·mies
Surgical division of fibers of the vagus nerve, used to diminish acid secretion of the stomach and control a duodenal ulcer.

vagotomy

(væˈɡɒtəmɪ)
n, pl -mies
(Surgery) surgical division of the vagus nerve, performed to limit gastric secretion in patients with severe peptic ulcers
[C19: from vag(us) + -tomy]

va•got•o•my

(veɪˈgɒt ə mi)

n., pl. -mies.
the surgical severance of vagus nerve fibers, performed to reduce acid secretion.

vagotomy

Surgery to reduce the level of acid in a patient’s stomach .
Translations
Vagotomie

va·got·o·my

n. vagotomía, interrupción del nervio vago.

vagotomy

n (pl -mies) vagotomía; selective — vagotomía selectiva
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He obtained his MMed in Surgery at Wits University with a dissertation on 'The effect of anterior highly selective vagotomy and posterior selective vagotomy on gastric emptying and mucosal histology'.
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