AXOTOMY By N., Sam M.S. - 5 n. refers to the severing of an axon. Denervation of this type is often used in experimental studies of neurophysiology, in order to model certain diseases of the nervous system. AXOTOMY: "An axotomy involves the severing of a neuron's axon." Related Psychology Terms Ethics and Boundary Issues ESTHETICS CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development CHILD PSYCHIATRY CEREBRAL CORTEX OBSESSRVE-COMPULSIVE REACTION AER HUNGER MITCHELL, SILAS WEIR (1829- 1914) SET Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "AXOTOMY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/axotomy/ (accessed June 25, 2022).