from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Surgical excision of a portion of the thalamus, usually to relieve tremor, as in Parkinson's disease.
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- noun surgery An
invasive procedure, primarily effective for tremorssuch as those associated with Parkinson's disease, where a selected portion of the thalamusis surgically destroyed.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
Other medications that might help include the seizure drugs topiramate and gabapentin, the anxiety drug alprazolam and other medications for high blood pressure. brain stimulation and a type of brain surgery called thalamotomy may help people who do not respond to medications.
A thalamotomy is a procedure that destroys tissue at a particular spot -- the Ventralis Inter-Medius nucleus -- on the thalamus of the brain which influences movement.
Surgical intervention such as thalamotomy and deep brain stimulation may ease certain tremors.
Joseph Fourier. 243 p. Ohye C, Shibazaki T (2009) Treatment of functional disorders with gamma knife thalamotomy.
Ten adult patients diagnosed with chronic neuropathic pain successfully underwent non-invasive deep brain ablation surgery (central lateral thalamotomy) with transcranial MRgFUS and showed improvement in pain scores and reduction of pain medication with no adverse effects at three months follow-up.