intractable

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severing the corpus callosum so that communication between the cerebral hemispheres is interrupted (in cases of severe intractable epilepsy) callosectomy , callosotomy
brain surgery on human patients intended to relieve severe and otherwise intractable mental or behavioral problems psychosurgery
surgical procedure in which spinal nerve roots are cut; done (anterior roots) to relieve intractable pain or (posterior roots) to stop severe muscle spasms rhizotomy
syndrome consisting of intractable peptic ulceration with gastric hypersecretion and hyperacidity Zollinger-Ellison syndrome
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