Definitions

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

  • n. Surgical removal of a nerve or part of a nerve.

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  • n. The surgical excision of a nerve

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The operation of excising or cutting out a part of a nerve.

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  • n. surgical removal of all or part of a nerve

Etymologies

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neuro- + -ectomy

Examples

  • Mapping a gene for neuropathic pain-related behavior following peripheral neurectomy in the mouse.

    Born to Believe

  • The procedure is called a presacral neurectomy, and it involves the cutting of nerve fibers that lead directly to your uterus and pelvis.

    Getting Pregnant

  • -- In addition to the sequelæ we have mentioned, it is urged against the operation of neurectomy that one of the first effects of depriving the foot of the sense of touch is a tendency on the part of the animal to stumble.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

  • Sooner than risk neurectomy, it seems to us wiser to give a trial to the operation advocated by M.G. Joly, namely, that of ligaturing one of the digital arteries on each affected foot.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

  • 'To command success in neurectomy three considerations demand attention:

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

  • So far as we have been able to gather from the writings of other practitioners, however, neurectomy returns the animal for a time to usefulness.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

  • -- Lameness had almost disappeared; so much so, that the opinion as to navicular disease was confirmed, and neurectomy was performed.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

  • History of canker of navicular disease of neurectomy

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

  • -- On account of the warning they convey to the surgeon, first place among the sequelæ of neurectomy must be given to accidents following loss of sensation.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

  • -- The neurectomy needle (Fig. 60) is now taken, and, excluding the other structures, passed under the nerve.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

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