rhizotomy
noun (plural -mies) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1911 the operation of cutting the anterior or posterior spinal nerve roots

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  • rhizotomy — [rī zät′ə mē] n. pl. rhizotomies [ RHIZO + TOMY] a surgical cutting of the spinal nerve roots, esp. of the posterior nerves, as for relieving pain …   English World dictionary

  • Rhizotomy — Interventions infobox Name = Rhizotomy ICD10 = ICD9 = 03.1 MeshID = D019051 OtherCodes = A rhizotomy (IPA|ɹaɪˈzɑtəmi) is a neurosurgical procedure that selectively severs problematic nerve roots in the spinal cord, most often to relieve the… …   Wikipedia

  • rhizotomy — Section of the spinal nerve roots for the relief of pain or spastic paralysis. SYN: radicotomy, radiculectomy. [G. rhiza, root, + tome, section] anterior r …   Medical dictionary

  • rhizotomy — n. a surgical procedure in which selected nerve roots are cut at the point where they emerge from the spinal cord. In posterior rhizotomy the posterior (sensory) nerve roots are cut for the relief of intractable pain in the organs served by these …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • rhizotomy — /ruy zot euh mee/, n., pl. rhizotomies. Surg. the surgical section or cutting of the spinal nerve roots, usually posterior or sensory roots, to eliminate pain. [1910 15; RHIZO + TOMY] * * * …   Universalium

  • rhizotomy — noun The surgical procedure of cutting the anterior or posterior spinal nerve roots in order to relieve pain, or reduce muscle spasms …   Wiktionary

  • rhizotomy — n. surgical cutting of a spinal nerve root as a method of relieving pain (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • rhizotomy — rhi·zot·o·my …   English syllables

  • rhizotomy — rhi•zot•o•my [[t]raɪˈzɒt ə mi[/t]] n. pl. mies srg the surgical cutting of a spinal nerve root • Etymology: 1910–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • rhizotomy — /raɪˈzɒtəmi/ (say ruy zotuhmee) noun (plural rhizotomies) the surgical section or cutting of the spinal nerve roots, usually posterior or sensory roots, to eliminate pain or paralysis …   Australian English dictionary

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