frontal leukotomy

frontal leukotomy
frontal leukotomy n PREFRONTAL LOBOTOMY

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  • frontal lobotomy — noun surgical interruption of nerve tracts to and from the frontal lobe of the brain; often results in marked cognitive and personality changes • Syn: ↑lobotomy, ↑leukotomy, ↑leucotomy, ↑prefrontal lobotomy, ↑prefrontal leukotomy, ↑prefrontal… …   Useful english dictionary

  • leukotomy — noun surgical interruption of nerve tracts to and from the frontal lobe of the brain; often results in marked cognitive and personality changes • Syn: ↑lobotomy, ↑leucotomy, ↑prefrontal lobotomy, ↑prefrontal leukotomy, ↑prefrontal leucotomy,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • leukotomy — Incision into the white matter of the frontal lobe of the brain. [leuko + G. tome, a cutting] prefrontal l. SYN: prefrontal lobotomy. transorbital l. SYN: transorbital lobotomy. * * * leu·kot·o·my or chiefly Brit leu·cot·o·my lü kät ə mē …   Medical dictionary

  • leukotomy — n. prefrontal lobotomy, surgical procedure in which the nerve fibers between the frontal lobes and the rest of the brain are severed (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • prefrontal leukotomy — noun surgical interruption of nerve tracts to and from the frontal lobe of the brain; often results in marked cognitive and personality changes • Syn: ↑lobotomy, ↑leukotomy, ↑leucotomy, ↑prefrontal lobotomy, ↑prefrontal leucotomy, ↑frontal… …   Useful english dictionary

  • prefrontal lobotomy — n lobotomy of the white matter in the frontal lobe of the brain called also frontal leukotomy, frontal lobotomy, prefrontal leukotomy * * * an operation in which, through holes drilled in the skull, the white matter of the frontal lobe is incised …   Medical dictionary

  • Lobotomy —    (from 1935)    Also called leukotomy. Although the Swiss psychiatrist and asylum director Gottlieb Burckhardt (1836–1907) had earlier made some tentative and quite unsuccessful efforts at operating on the brain for psychiatric indications (see …   Historical dictionary of Psychiatry

  • Lobotomy — A lobotomy (Greek: lobos: Lobe of brain, tomos: cut/slice ) is a form of psychosurgery, also known as a leukotomy or leucotomy (from Greek leukos: clear or white and tomos meaning cut/slice ). It consists of cutting the connections to and from… …   Wikipedia

  • Psychosurgery — For the Tourniquet album, refer to Psycho Surgery. Psychosurgery is a subset of neurosurgery (surgery of the brain) intended to modulate the performance of the brain, and thus effect changes in cognition, with the intent to treat or alleviate… …   Wikipedia

  • prefrontal lobotomy — noun surgical interruption of nerve tracts to and from the frontal lobe of the brain; often results in marked cognitive and personality changes • Syn: ↑lobotomy, ↑leukotomy, ↑leucotomy, ↑prefrontal leukotomy, ↑prefrontal leucotomy, ↑frontal… …   Useful english dictionary

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