- surgery that interrupts a nerve pathway of the sympathetic or involuntary nervous system.
- Also called chemical sympathectomy. a like interruption by chemical means.
Origin of sympathectomy
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- 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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- Surgical removal of a part of the sympathetic nervous system.
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