prefrontal lobotomy

Definitions of prefrontal lobotomy
  1. noun
    surgical interruption of nerve tracts to and from the frontal lobe of the brain; often results in marked cognitive and personality changes
    synonyms: frontal lobotomy, leucotomy, leukotomy, lobotomy, prefrontal leucotomy, prefrontal leukotomy
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    transorbital lobotomy
    a method of performing prefrontal lobotomy in which the surgical knife is inserted above the eyeball and moved to cut brain fibers
    type of:
    brain surgery on human patients intended to relieve severe and otherwise intractable mental or behavioral problems
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