from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Surgery on any part of the nervous system.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Surgery of the nervous system.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun neurology, surgery, uncountable The surgical discipline focused on treating those central and peripheral nervous system diseases.
  • noun neurology, surgery, countable Any surgical procedure performed on the brain; brain surgery.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun any surgery that involves the nervous system (brain or spinal cord or peripheral nerves)


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