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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



parietal cell vagotomy  listen  (puh-RY-uh-tul sel vay-GAH-toh-mee)

  Surgery to cut the parts of the vagus nerve that cause gastric acid to be made in the stomach. It is done to treat stomach ulcers or other conditions in which the stomach makes too much acid.