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sym•pa•thec•to•my



Pronunciation: (sim"pu-thek'tu-mē), [key]
n.,
pl. -mies.
Med.
1. surgery that interrupts a nerve pathway of the sympathetic or involuntary nervous system.
2. Also called chemical sympathectomy. a like interruption by chemical means.

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