- - functional n. destruction or chronic excitation of a part of the brain to treat disordered behavior or function.
* * *neu·ro·sur·gery -'sərj-(ə-)rē n, pl -ger·ies surgery of nervous structures (as nerves, the brain, or the spinal cord)neu·ro·sur·gi·cal -'sər-ji-kəl adjneu·ro·sur·gi·cal·ly -ji-k(ə-)lē adv
* * *n.the surgical or operative treatment of diseases of the brain and spinal cord. This includes the management of head injuries, the relief of raised intracranial pressure and compression of the spinal cord, the eradication of infection, the control of intracranial haemorrhage, and the diagnosis and treatment of tumours. The development of neuro-surgery has been supported by advances in anaesthetics, radiology, and scanning techniques.
* * *neu·ro·sur·gery (noorґo-sur″jər-e) surgery of the nervous system.
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