neu·​rol·​o·​gist | \ nu̇-ˈrä-lə-jist, nyu̇-\

Definition of neurologist

: one specializing in neurology especially : a physician skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of disease of the nervous system

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Given the shortage of neurologists, especially in rural areas, the association is also developing tools to help primary care-physicians diagnose and treat Alzheimer’s. Clare Ansberry, WSJ, "For Elderly in Rural Areas, Volunteers Step In," 10 Dec. 2018 The family ended up at Seattle Children’s hospital, seeing a neurologist. Erik Lacitis, The Seattle Times, "Mysterious paralyzing illness leaves Washington families reeling," 19 Oct. 2018 My physician, Joel Taubin, recommended a neurologist, Rhanni Herzfeld, of the Neurology Center in Washington. Thomas M. Burton, WSJ, "The Scan That Saved My Life," 25 Aug. 2018 The rare condition affects 1.6 percent of the population and neurologists only started considering MT synesthesia a verifiable neurological trait in 2005. Lindsay Carlton, Fox News, "A doctor who can feel his patient's pain," 26 Apr. 2018 Lane found a few veterinarian neurologists in the San Francisco area, and she's scheduled to meet with one in early February. Doug Maccash,, "Multimillion-dollar lion exhibit coming to Audubon Zoo: Fox 8," 28 Jan. 2018 At the time, at least three neurologists confirmed that Jahi was unable to breathe on her own, had no blood flow to her brain and had no sign of electrical activity. Alene Tchekmedyian,, "Jahi McMath, girl at center of debate over brain death, dies, mother says," 29 June 2018 Kentucky allows this even though a neurologist on the state regulating commission, Dr. Tad Seifert, has written about the dangers of concussion and acute and chronic brain injury in combat sports. The Courier-Journal, "Danger in the cage: Lax regulation in amateur MMA puts lives at risk," 21 June 2018 The Boston Globe reports the jury ruled Monday in favor of 48-year-old Sean Stentiford in his medical malpractice lawsuit against internist Stephen Southard and neurologist Kinan Hreib. CBS News, "Man awarded $18.4 million in lawsuit over failed HIV test," 20 June 2018

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1832, in the meaning defined above

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neu·​rol·​o·​gist | \ n(y)u̇-ˈräl-ə-jəst \

Medical Definition of neurologist

: a person specializing in neurology especially : a physician skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of disease of the nervous system

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