prefrontal lobotomy


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prefrontal lobotomy

[prē′frənt·əl lə′bäd·ə·mē]
(medicine)
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When she was 23, Rosemary was one of the first people to receive a prefrontal lobotomy, but its failure left her permanently incapacitated.
The Brazilian medical system, meanwhile, has embraced the latest scientific advances in patient care for schizophrenia: electro-shock therapy and prefrontal lobotomy.