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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.

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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]
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va•got•o•my

(veɪˈgɒt ə mi)

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

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

va·got·o·my

n. vagotomía, interrupción del nervio vago.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

vagotomy

n (pl -mies) vagotomía; selective — vagotomía selectiva
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Thousands of patients have been spared years of drinking chalky ineffective liquid, and undergoing vagotomies and Billroth operations.
Although rare, they are usually reported in patients who have undergone previous partial gastrectomies, pyloroplasties, and vagotomies due to delayed gastric emptying and impaired motility [1].
in 2011 in which the probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus was given to rats with both subdiphragmatic vagotomies and intact vagus nerves.