Definition of Leukotomy

1. Noun. Surgical interruption of nerve tracts to and from the frontal lobe of the brain; often results in marked cognitive and personality changes.




Definition of Leukotomy

1. Noun. (surgery) lobotomy ¹

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Definition of Leukotomy

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Medical Definition of Leukotomy

1. Incision into the white matter of the frontal lobe of the brain. Origin: Leuko-+ G. Tome, a cutting (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leukotomy

leukorrhoeal
leukosarcoma
leukosarcomatosis
leukoses
leukosialin
leukosis
leukostasis
leukosulphakinin
leukotactic
leukotaxia
leukotaxine
leukotaxis
leukotic
leukotome
leukotomies
leukotomy (current term)
leukotoxin
leukotoxins
leukotrichia
leukotrichia annularis
leukotrichous
leukotriene
leukotriene-C4 synthase
leukotriene A4 hydrolase
leukotriene B4 12-hydroxydehydrogenase
leukotriene B4 6-isomerase
leukotriene B4 reductase
leukotriene D4 dipeptidase
leukotriene a4
leukotriene b4

Literary usage of Leukotomy

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1. Schizophrenia, 1993: A Special Report edited by David Shore, Samuel J. Keith (1996)
"... prefrontal leukotomy, some stages of multiple sclerosis or syphilis, and asymptomatic multiple infarctions in hypertensive en- cephalopathy). ..."

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