vagotomy

vagotomy
The surgical resection of the vagus nerve so as to reduce the secretion of acid in the stomach and so control duodenal ulcers

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  • vagotomy — [vā gät′ə mē] n. pl. vagotomies [ VAGO + TOMY] the surgical cutting of the vagus nerve, as to relieve a peptic ulcer by reducing the flow of gastric juice …   English World dictionary

  • Vagotomy — Interventions infobox Name = PAGENAME Caption = Course and distribution of the glossopharyngeal, vagus, and accessory nerves. ICD10 = ICD9 = 44.0 MeshID = D014628 OtherCodes = A vagotomy is a surgical procedure that is performed only in humans.… …   Wikipedia

  • vagotomy — Division of the vagus nerve. [vago + G. tome, incision] * * * va·got·o·my vā gät ə mē n, pl mies surgical division of the vagus nerve * * * n. the surgical cutting of any of the branches of the vagus nerve. This is usually performed to reduce… …   Medical dictionary

  • vagotomy — n. the surgical cutting of any of the branches of the vagus nerve. This is usually performed to reduce secretion of acid and pepsin by the stomach in order to cure a peptic ulcer. Truncal vagotomy is the cutting of the main trunks of the vagus… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • vagotomy — noun (plural mies) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1903 surgical division of the vagus nerve …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • vagotomy — /vay got euh mee/, n., pl. vagotomies. the surgical severance of vagus nerve fibers, performed to reduce acid secretion by the stomach. Cf. vagal block. [1900 05; VAGO + TOMY] * * * …   Universalium

  • vagotomy — [veɪ gɒtəmi] noun (plural vagotomies) the surgical operation of cutting a vagus nerve, typically to reduce gastric secretion. Derivatives vagotomized adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • vagotomy — va·got·o·my …   English syllables

  • vagotomy — va•got•o•my [[t]veɪˈgɒt ə mi[/t]] n. pl. mies srg the surgical severance of vagus nerve fibers, performed to reduce acid secretion …   From formal English to slang

  • vagotomy — /vəˈgɒtəmi/ (say vuh gotuhmee) noun (plural vagotomies) a surgical operation for the treatment of severe peptic ulcers in which the vagus nerve is divided, thus limiting gastric secretion. {vag(us nerve) + o + tomy} …   Australian-English dictionary

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