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n. pl. lo·bot·o·mies
Surgical incision into the frontal lobe of the brain to sever one or more nerve tracts, a technique formerly used to treat certain mental disorders but now rarely performed.
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n, pl -mies
1. (Surgery) a surgical incision into a lobe of any organ
2. (Surgery) Also called: prefrontal leucotomy a surgical interruption of one or more nerve tracts in the frontal lobe of the brain: used in the treatment of intractable mental disorders
[C20: from lobe + -tomy]
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lo•bot•o•my(ləˈbɒt ə mi, loʊ-)
n., pl. -mies.
a surgical incision into or across a lobe, esp. the prefrontal lobe, of the brain to sever nerves for the purpose of relieving a mental disorder or treating psychotic behavior.
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surgical severing of certain nerve fibers in the frontal lobe of the brain, once commonly performed to treat intractable depression. Also called prefrontal lobotomy.See also: Brain
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Surgery to remove part of the brain.
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|Noun||1.||lobotomy - surgical interruption of nerve tracts to and from the frontal lobe of the brain; often results in marked cognitive and personality changes|
frontal lobotomy, leucotomy, leukotomy, prefrontal leucotomy, prefrontal leukotomy, prefrontal lobotomy
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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lobotomy[ləʊˈbɒtəmɪ] N → lobotomía f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
lobotomy[ləˈbɒtəmi] n → lobotomie f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n (Med) → Lobotomie f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
lobotomy[ləʊˈbɒtəmɪ] n (Med) → lobotomia
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
n. obotomía, incisión de un lóbulo cerebral con el fin de aliviar ciertos trastornos mentales.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
lobotomyn (pl -mies) lobotomía
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.