- the cutting of a nerve, as to relieve neuralgia.
Origin of neurotomy
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In 1819 Professor Sewell announced himself as the originator of neurotomy.
The opponents of neurotomy were, probably, not aware that there is in progression a muscular as well as a tactile sense.'
Neurotomy, nū-rot′om-i, n. the cutting or dissection of a nerve.
- the surgical cutting of a nerve, esp to relieve intractable pain
- Surgical division of a nerve.