AXOTOMY

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."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "AXOTOMY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/axotomy/ (accessed April 6, 2020).
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