Definition of Lobotomy

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 Lobotomy

1. Noun. A surgical operation on the frontal lobe of the brain intent on treating certain mental illnesses. ¹

2. Noun. The severing of the prefrontal cortex from the thalamic region of the brain. ¹

3. Noun. The severing of the sympathetic nerve trunk. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lobotomy

1. a type of surgical operation [n -MIES]

Medical Definition of Lobotomy

1. 1. Incision into a lobe. 2. Division of one or more nerve tracts in a lobe of the cerebrum. Origin: G. Lobos, lobe, + tome, a cutting (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Lobotomy

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1. Less Hype, More Help: Reducing Juvenile Crime, What Works by Richard A. Mendel (2000)
"That's like choosing between aspirin or a lobotomy for a migraine."152 The vast majority of cases referred to the juvenile court do not result in ..."

2. Dangerous Minds: Political Psychiatry in China Today and Its Origins in the by Robin Munro, Geneva Initiative on Psychiatry (2002)
"The most egregious practitioner was the American neurologist Walter Freeman, who invented a technique known as "ice-pick lobotomy." which took no more than ..."

3. American Vulgar: The Politics of Manipulation Versus the Culture of Awareness by Robert Grudin (2006)
"And what I have always called jokingly the United States of Amnesia will be worse than an amnesiac[;] it will have suffered a lobotomy, ..."

4. 54 by Wu Ming (2005)
"For example, there is no proof that Frances underwent a transorbital lobotomy. The film simply skips the last twenty years of her life and 'career': two ..."

5. Frame and Generic Space by Bernard Leupen (2006)
"Koolhaas refers to this as 'the architectural equivalent of a lobotomy'.'42 According to him it is impossible for a facade of a building in excess of a ..."

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