Sympathectomy



[sim-puh-thek-tuh-mee] /ˌsɪm pəˈθɛk tə mi/
noun, plural sympathectomies. Medicine/Medical.
1.
surgery that interrupts a nerve pathway of the sympathetic or involuntary nervous system.
2.
Also called chemical sympathectomy. a like interruption by chemical means.
sympathectomy
/ˌsɪmpəˈθɛktəmɪ/
noun (pl) -mies
1.
the surgical excision or chemical destruction (chemical sympathectomy) of one or more parts of the sympathetic nervous system

sympathectomy sym·pa·thec·to·my (sĭm’pə-thěk’tə-mē) or sym·pa·the·tec·to·my (sĭm’pə-thě-těk’tə-mē)
n.
Surgical removal of a part of the sympathetic nervous system.

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