pallidotomy

[ păl′ĭ-dŏtə-mē ]

n.

A lesion-producing surgical procedure on the globus pallidus to relieve involuntary movements or muscular rigidity.

Nearby words

  1. pelage,
  2. pelagian,
  3. pelagian islands,
  4. pelagianism,
  5. pelagianize,
  6. pelagic division,
  7. pelagius,
  8. pelagius i,
  9. pelagius ii,
  10. pelargonic


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