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Meaning of sympathectomy

sym•pa•thec•to•my

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