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leukotomy

[lü′käd·ə·mē]
(medicine)
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To search the medical literature, the key words "treatment resistant major depression", "psychosurgery", "ablation type surgery", "ablative surgery", "cingulotomy", "anterior capsulotomy", "subcaudate tractotomy", "limbic leucotomy", "vagus nerve stimulation", "VNS", "deep brain stimulation", and "DBS" were used.
From Daphne Withers' leucotomy in Owls Do Cry through to Zoe Bryce's suicide in The Edge of the Alphabet and the textual elimination of Mattina Brecon in The Carpathians, Frame cannily demonstrates apocalypse as a tool for powerful narrative closure and mastery.
Nominated in 1928 and in 1933, Moniz won the Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine on 27th, October 1949, for the new surgical procedure that he introduced, pre frontal leucotomy, and not for his discovery of cerebral angiography.
Prefrontal leucotomy is a simple operation, always safe, which may prove to be an effective surgical treatment in certain cases of mental disorder" (Moniz 1994:239).
(11.) See, e.g., TEMPLE GRANDIN, ANIMALS IN TRANSLATION 187 (2005) ("I think injured animals are probably somewhere in between a leucotomy patient and a normal human being.
Xu and Qiu (2001) have also pointed out that some lipids, such as erucic acid, have medical effects on malnutrition and adrenal gland leucotomy. The present study examines the quantitative extraction of oils from the seeds of purpleblow maple and then determines their chemical composition.
Antonio Egas Moniz won the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine for developing the prefrontal leucotomy (lobotomy) procedure.
Chemical and surgical techniques seemed to offer real possibilities for lessening the mental disorders of war: either by barbiturate sedatives such as sodium amytal, coma-inducing insulin injections, electroconvulsive therapy and surgical intervention by leucotomy (William Sargant at Belmont), or by psychoanalytically inspired sessions of drug therapy (Michael Foulkes at Northfield).
The collection not only won the prestigious Hubert Church Memorial award, it literally saved her from undergoing a leucotomy, the New Zealand equivalent to a lobotomy.
Lobotomy, which in its time earned the Nobel Prize for medicine for the Portuguese scientist Egas Moniz (1949: for his discovery of brain arteriography and his work on the neurosurgery of the brain/ leucotomy) has no other logical justification, any more than chemical interventions into neurotransmitters have.
SHE was on the list for a leucotomy to cut the frontal lobes of her brain when word reached the psychiatric hospital that her first volume of short stories had just won a literary award.