leukotomy leukotomy

Definition(s):

  • (n) surgical interruption of nerve tracts to and from the frontal lobe of the brain; often results in marked cognitive and personality changes

Usage(s):

  • But it was a lot more common in the '50s and '60s when some mental illnesses were treated by removing it in an operation called a prefrontal leukotomy.

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