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Pronunciation: thal'a-mot'o-me

Definition: Destruction of a selected portion of the thalamus by stereotaxy for the relief of pain, involuntary movements, epilepsy, and, rarely, emotional disturbances; produces few, if any, neurologic deficits or undesirable personality changes.

[thalamus + G. tome, incision]

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