pallidoansotomy

[ păl′ĭ-dō-ăn-sŏtə-mē ]

n.

The production of lesions in the globus pallidus and the lenticular ansa, usually by stereotaxy, in order to stop involuntary movements or to relieve muscular rigidity.

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