[ sim-puh-thek-tuh-mee ]
/ ˌsɪm pəˈθɛk tə mi /
noun, plural sym·pa·thec·to·mies.Medicine/Medical.
surgery that interrupts a nerve pathway of the sympathetic or involuntary nervous system.
Also called chemical sympathectomy. a like interruption by chemical means.
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British Dictionary definitions for sympathectomy
/ (ˌsɪmpəˈθɛktəmɪ) /
noun plural -mies
the surgical excision or chemical destruction (chemical sympathectomy) of one or more parts of the sympathetic nervous system
Word Origin for sympathectomy
C20: from sympathetic + -ectomy
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Medical definitions for sympathectomy
[ sĭm′pə-thĕk′tə-mē ]
Surgical removal of a part of the sympathetic nervous system.
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