Chemical destruction of a part of the thalamus, usually for relief of pain or dyskinesia. SYN: chemothalamotomy. [chemo- + thalamus, + G. ektome, excision]

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che·mo·thal·a·mec·to·my (ke″mo-thal″ə-mekґtə-me) destruction of a portion of the thalamus by the introduction of a chemical agent.

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  • chemothalamotomy — SYN: chemothalamectomy …   Medical dictionary

  • thalamectomy — See chemothalamectomy. [thalamus + G. ektome, excision] * * * thal·a·mec·to·my (thal″ə mekґtə me) [thalamus + tomy] thalamotomy …   Medical dictionary

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