Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The surgical cutting or stretching of a nerve, usually to relieve pain.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The dissection, or anatomy, of the nervous system.
  • n. The division of a nerve, for the relief of neuralgia, or for other purposes - Dunglison.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The dissection, or anatomy, of the nervous system.
  • n. The division of a nerve, for the relief of neuralgia, or for other purposes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In surgery, the division of a nerve.

Etymologies

From neuro- and Ancient Greek τόμος (tomos, "a cut, slice"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The word neurotomy, however, used strictly, means the act or practice of dissection of nerves, and, when applied to the operation as practised to-day, describes only a step in the procedure.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

  • Peeling sorry at having to get rid of such good horses, and anxious to give another blow to the mistaken theory that unnerved animals were unsafe, I obtained the consent of my commanding officer, who patronizes practical conclusions, to perform neurotomy.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

  • 'For _Contracted Hoofs_, viewing them in the light of idiopathic disease, or as being the immediate cause of the existing lameness in the uninflamed condition of the foot, and when consequential changes of its organism have taken place which bid defiance to therapeutic measures, _neurotomy_ is a

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

  • Professor Sewell announced himself as the originator of neurotomy.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

  • 'For _Ringbone_ neurotomy has been practised with perfect success, after blistering and firing had both failed, notwithstanding the work the animal had to perform afterwards was of the most trying nature' (_ibid_.).

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

  • The opponents of neurotomy were, probably, not aware that there is in progression a _muscular_ as well as a _tactile sense_. '

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

  • But in many instances no treatment will arrest the growth of these bony tumors, and as a palliative measure neurotomy must be resorted to.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

  • To relieve the pain, neurotomy may be performed -- an operation in which the sense of feeling is destroyed in the foot by cutting out pieces of the nerve at the fetlock.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

  • Its most frequent occurrence is found after the operation of neurotomy for foot lameness, and it may appear after the lapse of months or even years.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

  • Radiofrequency neurotomy is where an injection is used to burn nerves in the facet joint in order to stop the body from sending pain signals to the brain.

    Spine-Health - Back Pain, Neck Pain, Lower Back Pain

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