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vagotomy

[vey-got-uh-mee]
noun, plural va·got·o·mies.
  1. the surgical severance of vagus nerve fibers, performed to reduce acid secretion by the stomach.
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Compare vagal block.

Origin of vagotomy

First recorded in 1900–05; vago- + -tomy
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British Dictionary definitions for vagotomy

vagotomy

noun plural -mies
  1. surgical division of the vagus nerve, performed to limit gastric secretion in patients with severe peptic ulcers
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Word Origin

C19: from vag (us) + -tomy
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vagotomy in Medicine

vagotomy

(vā-gŏtə-mē)
n.
  1. Surgical division of fibers of the vagus nerve, used to diminish acid secretion of the stomach and control a duodenal ulcer.
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