frontal leucotomy

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Surgical severing of the neural connections between the thalamus and the frontal lobes of the brain to relieve severe cases of schizophrenia and bipolar disorders. Also called prefrontal leucotomy or simply leucotomy. Compare frontal lobotomy. Also spelt frontal leukotomy. [From Greek leukos white + tome a cut, alluding to white matter in the brain]

Subjects: Psychology.

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