sympathectomy, sympathicectomy

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(sim″pă-thek′tŏ-mē)

(sim-path″ĭ-sek′tŏ-mē)

[sympath(etic nervous system) + -ectomy]
Excision of a portion of the sympathetic division of the autonomic nervous system, used, e.g., to treat hyperhydrosis (refractory sweating of the palms or feet) or Raynaud's phenomenon. It may include a nerve, plexus, ganglion, or a series of ganglia of the sympathetic trunk.
SYN: SEE: sympathicectomy

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