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 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 Bruce Yankner, a professor of genetics and neurology at Harvard Medical School who led the work, said his lab is already following up to see if targeting REST with drugs could lead to new ways to treat neurodegenerative diseases or aging itself. The Washington Post, oregonlive, "Excessive brain activity linked to a shorter life," 19 Oct. 2019 Although the brain is shielded by a thick skull, the brain itself is only as firm as jello, UCLA professor of neurology, Christopher Giza, explained to Brain Facts. Jason Duaine Hahn,, "Boxer Patrick Day Dies from Injuries — Here’s Why Knock-Out Blows Are so Dangerous," 17 Oct. 2019 Obi-Wan Kenobi — Obi, for short — volunteers alongside his handler, Laura Biermann, in a variety of units: neurology, intensive care, and transitional care., "> Meet some of the other therapy dogs that visit Boston Children’s in videos on the hospital website.," 28 Sep. 2019 There was a gap in our understanding of how sleep could be important both for remembering and forgetting, said Karunesh Ganguly, an associate professor of neurology at the University of California, San Francisco, and the senior author on the study. Quanta Magazine, "Dueling Brain Waves Anchor or Erase Learning During Sleep," 24 Oct. 2019 In an additional editorial, David Bellinger, a professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School, wrote that the findings still need to be replicated and that no one study would could determine the safety and efficacy of fluoride. Nadia Kounang, CNN, "New study raises questions about how fluoride affects children's development," 19 Aug. 2019 UH Cleveland Medical Center ranked in the top 50 nationwide in eight specialties: neurology/neurosurgery (No. 22), cardiology/heart surgery (No. 24), urology (No. Ginger Christ,, "U.S. News names Cleveland Clinic No. 4 hospital, best in heart surgery," 30 July 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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27 Nov 2019

Cite this Entry

“Neurology.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 7 December 2019.

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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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