chemopallidectomy

chemopallidectomy

[kee-moh-pal-i-dek-tuh-mee, kem-oh-]
noun, plural chemopallidectomies. Surgery.
an operation for treating Parkinson's disease and certain other diseases characterized by muscular rigidity, consisting of destroying a specific part of the corpus striatum by injecting it with a chemical, usually alcohol.

Origin:
chemo- + Neo-Latin pallid(um) a muscle (noun use of neuter of Latin pallidus pale) + -ectomy

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