chordotomy


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chordotomy

(kɔːˈdɒtəmɪ)
n, pl -tomies
an operation to paralyse nerve tracts in the spinal chord in order to relieve pain associated with certain conditions
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Schuller, in 1910, has performed a section at the anterolateral quadrant of the spinal cord in monkeys and called the procedure chordotomy or cordotomy, and suggested the treatment for gastric pain crises (29).