Definition of Amygdalotomy

1. Noun. Psychosurgery in which amygdaloid fibers that mediate limbic system activity are severed (in cases of extreme uncontrollable violence).

Generic synonyms: Psychosurgery



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Amygdalotomy

amygdalin
amygdalin beta(1-6)glucosidase
amygdaline
amygdalins
amygdalohippocampectomies
amygdalohippocampectomy
amygdaloid
amygdaloid body
amygdaloid complex
amygdaloid fossa
amygdaloid nucleus
amygdaloid tubercle
amygdaloidal
amygdaloids
amygdaloside
amygdalotomy (current term)
amygdals
amygdule
amygdules
amyl
amyl alcohol
amyl hydrate
amyl nitrate
amyl nitrite
amyl valerate
amylaceous
amylaemia
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amylase-creatinine clearance ratio
amylases

Literary usage of Amygdalotomy

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1. The Journal of Laryngology and Rhinology (1888)
"M. Mot: UK asked if, in amygdalotomy, haemorrhage was not to be feared ? ... Schmidt and Michel do not employ amygdalotomy ; but with a galvano-caustic loop ..."

2. New Medications by Georges Octave Dujardin-Beaumetz (1886)
"... and laryngoscopic examinations are rendered comparatively easy, it is also a good plan, in order to avoid the pain of amygdalotomy, either to inject a ..."

3. Internationales Centralblatt für Laryngologie, Rhinologie und Verwandte (1903)
"(amygdalotomy rash.) A . Y. Medical Journal. 21. December. Das Exanthem pflegt am 2. oder 3. Tage nach der Operation aufzutreten und kann ..."

4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1896)
"After amygdalotomy moistened tampons are efficacious. For haemoptysis, inhalations or sprays of a 1 per cent, solution have been effectual when other means, ..."

5. The Laryngoscope by American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society (1902)
"... amygdalotomy has its uses, for here the tonsillar tissue is not as yet pathologic, but in those cases in children, where recurrence takes place after ..."

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