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sym·pa·thec·to·my

 (sĭm′pə-thĕk′tə-mē)
n. pl. sym·pa·thec·to·mies
Surgical removal of a part of the sympathetic nervous system.

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sympathectomy

(ˌsɪmpəˈθɛktəmɪ)
n, pl -mies
(Surgery) the surgical excision or chemical destruction (chemical sympathectomy) of one or more parts of the sympathetic nervous system
[C20: from sympathetic + -ectomy]
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sym•pa•thec•to•my

(ˌsɪm pəˈθɛk tə mi)

n., pl. -mies.
surgery that interrupts a nerve pathway of the sympathetic or involuntary nervous system.
[1895–1900]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sympathectomy - surgical interruption of a nerve pathway in the sympathetic nervous system
ablation, cutting out, extirpation, excision - surgical removal of a body part or tissue
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Translations

sym·pa·thec·to·my

, sympathetectomy
n. simpatectomía, extirpación de una porción del simpático.
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sympathectomy

n (pl -mies) simpatectomía
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