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- noun A
neurosurgical procedurewhereby a tiny electrical probeis placed in the globus pallidusand heated in order to destroy a small area of brain cells.
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pallidus + -otomy
One is a pallidotomy; the other was -- is the -- is a implant of an inner brain, like what amounts to a pacemaker for your brain.