phrenicectomy

Exsection of a portion of the phrenic nerve, to prevent reunion such as may follow phrenicotomy. SYN: phrenectomy, phrenicoexeresis, phreniconeurectomy. [phreni- + G. ektome, excision]

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phren·i·cec·to·my .fren-ə-'sek-tə-mē n, pl -mies surgical removal of part of a phrenic nerve to secure collapse of a diseased lung by paralyzing the diaphragm on one side compare PHRENICOTOMY

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phren·i·cec·to·my (fren″ĭ-sekґtə-me) [phrenic nerve + -ectomy] resection of the phrenic nerve, formerly done to cause paralysis of the diaphragm; called also phreniconeurectomy.

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  • phrenicectomy — phren·i·cec·to·my …   English syllables

  • phrenicectomy — ˌfrenəˈsektəmē, mi noun ( es) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary phrenic + ectomy : surgical removal of part of a phrenic nerve to secure collapse of a diseased lung compare phrenicotomy …   Useful english dictionary

  • phrenicoexeresis — SYN: phrenicectomy. [phrenico + G. exairesis, a taking out, fr. haireo, to take, grasp] * * * phren·i·co·ex·er·e·sis .fren i kō ig zer ə səs n, pl e·ses .sēz surgical removal of part of a phrenic nerve * * * phren·i·co·ex·er·e·sis… …   Medical dictionary

  • phreniconeurectomy — SYN: phrenicectomy. * * * phren·i·co·neu·rec·to·my (fren″ĭ ko n rekґtə me) phrenicectomy …   Medical dictionary

  • phrenectomy — SYN: phrenicectomy. * * * phre·nec·to·my (fre nekґtə me) [phren + ectomy] the removal of all or a part of the diaphragm …   Medical dictionary

  • phrenicotomy — Section of the phrenic nerve in order to induce unilateral paralysis of the diaphragm, which is then pushed up by the abdominal viscera and exerts compression upon a diseased lung. [phrenico + G. tome …   Medical dictionary

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