PALLIDOTOMY

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noun. a neurosurgical method wherein electrodes are utilized to selectively lesion the globus pallidus. Pallidotomy is utilized for the controlling of illnesses or dysfunctions consisting of injury to the extrapyramidal tract, like Parkinson's illness.

PALLIDOTOMY: "The neurosurgeon suggested a pallidotomy be performed prior to any surgical interventions."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "PALLIDOTOMY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/pallidotomy/ (accessed November 30, 2021).

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