Definitions for "Laminectomy"
Removal of a portion of a vertebra in order to relieve pressure on the spinal nerve.
Cutting away of the laminae of the posterior vertebral arch, exposing the spinal cord. This relieves pressure on neural structures from the bony fragments, protruding nuclei pulposi of intervertebral discs, tumors, or hematomas.
The removal of the spinous processes of a vertebra to gain access and treat a herniated disc.
State of having notable shifts in emotional state (e.g., uncontrolled laughing or crying).