neu·​rol·​o·​gy | \ nu̇-ˈrä-lə-jē How to pronounce neurology (audio) , nyu̇- \

Definition of neurology

: a branch of medicine concerned especially with the structure, function, and diseases of the nervous system

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Other Words from neurology

neurological \ ˌnu̇r-​ə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce neurological (audio) , ˌnyu̇r-​ \ or neurologic \ ˌnu̇r-​ə-​ˈlä-​jik How to pronounce neurologic (audio) , ˌnyu̇r-​ \ adjective
neurologically \ ˌnu̇r-​ə-​ˈlä-​ji-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce neurologically (audio) , ˌnyu̇r-​ \ adverb

Examples of neurology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sacks’s original narrative, in the book called Awakenings, is a significant literary achievement, and one that brought new awareness to the role that humanism, as a discipline, could play in the study of neurology. Rick Moody, The New York Review of Books, "‘Three Christs,’ Schizophrenia & Us," 12 Jan. 2020 One of the challenges of CWD research is the concentrations of prions in tissues and fluids can be very low, said Rodrigo Morales, associate professor of neurology with McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, who led the lab portion of the study. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: In a first, researchers find CWD prions in deer semen," 8 Jan. 2020 Mahesh Thakkar, a professor of neurology and director of research at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, set out to see what makes drunk sleep so terrible—and so terribly short. Popular Science, "Why it’s tough to sleep in after a night of drinking," 1 Jan. 2020 The center will draw on expertise in the neurology and psychiatry departments at the UC San Francisco medical school and psychology, education and public health departments at UC Berkeley. Bay City News Service, The Mercury News, "$20 million Schwab donation to create joint dyslexia research center at UC Berkeley and UCSF," 13 Sep. 2019 During the same time period, companies developing neurology medicines raised a total of $1.7 billion in venture funding, and oncology companies secured $4.2 billion in venture investment. Megan Blewett, Fortune, "How to Cure the Antibiotic Industry’s Profitability Infection," 14 Nov. 2019 All of the frustration leading up to my neurology appointment upset my parents, so much so that my dad nearly tried to cancel the appointment., "Doctors Completely Missed My Brain Swelling and Sent Me to a Mental Health Facility for Schizophrenia Instead," 21 Oct. 2019 Now owned by OptumCare, its 350-plus providers range from primary care physicians to those who specialize in physical therapy, neurology, and plastic surgery, among other areas. Amanda Blanco,, "At ProHealth Physicians, representatives from drug companies are no longer welcome in the doctor’s office," 22 Nov. 2019 Two primary care doctors will oversee the facility with nine exam rooms along with rotating specialists in six other rooms for cardiology, endocrinology, neurology, pulmonology and surgery. Linda Gandee/special To, cleveland, "Mercy Health Avon grand re-opening," 12 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of neurology

circa 1681, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for neurology

neuro- + -logy

Note: Earlier in the senses "anatomy of the nerves, description of the nervous system," probably taken from the neo-Greek coinage neurología (in the genitive neurologías), introduced by the English physician Thomas Willis (1621-75) in Cerebri anatome, cui accessit nervorum descriptio et usus (London, 1664), p. 235.

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The first known use of neurology was circa 1681

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23 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Neurology.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 25 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of neurology

medical : the scientific study of the nervous system and the diseases that affect it


neu·​rol·​o·​gy | \ -jē How to pronounce neurology (audio) \

Medical Definition of neurology

: a branch of medicine concerned especially with the structure, function, and diseases of the nervous system

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