noun Medicine/Medical.

  1. sympathectomy(def 2).

noun, plural sym·pa·thec·to·mies. Medicine/Medical.

  1. surgery that interrupts a nerve pathway of the sympathetic or involuntary nervous system.
  2. Also called chemical sympathectomy. a like interruption by chemical means.

noun plural -mies

  1. the surgical excision or chemical destruction (chemical sympathectomy) of one or more parts of the sympathetic nervous system


  1. Surgical removal of a part of the sympathetic nervous system.

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