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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"Is an engineer really supposed to get a frontal lobotomy before they go to the next job?
Schizophrenia was usually a one-time event treated with hospitalization or frontal lobotomy (as horrible as that sounds and was) before the advent of thorazine.
In this situation, frontal lobotomy was regarded by the physicians as a "blessing" as regards the reduction of the economic costs.
Yet you would have needed a full frontal lobotomy quite recently to think either would be back in the top-flight next season.
Although ECT has been shown to be the most efficacious treatment for treatment-resistant depression, (1) the most common response from patients and families that I hear when discussing ECT use is, "Do you really still do that?" Many patients and family members associate this treatment with mass media portrayals over the past several decades, such as the motion picture One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, which paired inhumane and unnecessary use of ECT with a frontal lobotomy, thereby associating this treatment with something inherently unethical.
Then there's Trump himself, who was standing behind Palin while she rambled on with this drivel for a full agonising 20 minutes, increasingly looking like he was slowly having a full frontal lobotomy performed on him.
He said: "The fall left me with a partial frontal lobotomy. It damaged my brain.
But he saved the best until last when, during his final appearance at cabinet as Birmingham's Tory leader, he made leader, he made T reference to his 'frontal lobotomy working' (that's lobe, Mike).
She's only been back a couple of weeks but we assume Jane had a frontal lobotomy while she was away.
BEST DRAMA Monroe (ITV1 Wales, Thursday, 9pm) * THERE'S an old joke that goes, "I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy".
So I relieved the sheer tedium of this movie by looking for the hole through which labouring star Bruce Willis might have had a full, frontal lobotomy.
Funny that, because reading Black Magic Sanction made me feel like I'd already undergone a frontal lobotomy...