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sympathectomy

Pronunciation: sim'pa-thek'to-me

Definition: Excision of a segment of a sympathetic nerve or of one or more sympathetic ganglia.

Synonym(s): sympathetectomy, sympathicectomy

[sympath- + G. ektome, excision]

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