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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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 After an eight-day trial in US District Court, the jury found that two doctors, internist Stephen E. Southard and neurologist Kinan K. Hreib, were negligent in caring for Stentiford and caused him injury, court records show. Laura Crimaldi,, "Federal jury awards HIV patient $18.4 million in medical malpractice lawsuit," 19 June 2018 In 2012, a neurologist from Brown University documented that holding back urination impairs higher-order cognitive functions on a level similar to being drunk. Houston Chronicle, "YouDocs0514," 13 May 2018 Historically, psychiatrists and neurologists often kept to their own floors, as if the feeling-thinking brain and the physical brain were two different organs. Eric Boodman, STAT, "It’s not ‘all in your head’: When other doctors give up on patients, a boundary-breaking neurologist treats them," 19 June 2018 Then in very early January, after doing all these evaluations, the neurologist said that Charlotte was mildly autistic. Asher Fogle, Good Housekeeping, "Both My Daughters Will Die If We Can't Find a Cure," 15 June 2015 Baltimore’s Kennedy Krieger Institute has hired a pediatric and developmental neurologist known for his work using brain scans to research cognitive disabilities as its next president and CEO. Andrea K. Mcdaniels,, "Baltimore's Kennedy Krieger Institute hires new CEO," 17 May 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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