from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Surgical severance of spinal nerve roots to relieve pain or hypertension.
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- n. The surgical procedure of cutting the anterior or posterior spinal nerve roots in order to relieve pain, or reduce muscle spasms.
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- n. surgical procedure in which spinal nerve roots are cut; done (anterior roots) to relieve intractable pain or (posterior roots) to stop severe muscle spasms
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