mesencephalotomy

[mĕz′ĕn-sĕf′ə-lŏtə-mē]

n.

Surgical sectioning of any structure in the mesencephalon, especially of the pain-conducting tracts for the relief of unbearable pain.

Nearby words

  1. mesencephalic,
  2. mesencephalic flexure,
  3. mesencephalic tegmentum,
  4. mesencephalitis,
  5. mesencephalon,
  6. mesenchyme,
  7. mesenchymoma,
  8. mesenteric artery,
  9. mesenteric ganglion,
  10. mesenteriopexy


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