neurologist

noun

neu·​rol·​o·​gist nu̇-ˈrä-lə-jist How to pronounce neurologist (audio)
nyu̇-
: one specializing in neurology
especially : a physician skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of disease of the nervous system

Examples of neurologist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web From neurologists to psychologists, none seem to be able to pinpoint its causes and mechanics. Mark Travers, Forbes, 15 Feb. 2024 The pediatric neurologist measured everything from intelligence, language, and motor skills to emotional and behavioral regulation. Leah Groth, Health, 9 Feb. 2024 His sister, a neurologist, knew some of this medical back story, but her brother was not much of a complainer. Lisa Sanders, M.d., New York Times, 8 Feb. 2024 Then, in 1998, in the journal Brain, neurologists reported on wide-ranging emotional and cognitive disabilities in patients with damage to the cerebellum. Rebecca Boyle, Quanta Magazine, 24 Jan. 2024 For Dixon, who gets her prescription through monthly in-person visits with a neurologist, the past year has been a logistical nightmare. Tribune News Service, Hartford Courant, 15 Jan. 2024 To do this without feeling terribly zombie-like, stick to a set (earlier) wake-up call, sleep specialist W. Christopher Winter, MD, neurologist and author of The Sleep Solution, tells SELF. Alexa Tucker, SELF, 10 Jan. 2024 But migraines are just one type of primary headache, and have specific diagnostic criteria, adds Timothy Collins, a neurologist at Duke University. Brittany Edelmann, Discover Magazine, 8 Dec. 2023 Tom Oxley is a practicing neurologist at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City and the founder and CEO of Synchron. IEEE Spectrum, 24 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of neurologist was in 1832

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Cite this Entry

“Neurologist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neurologist. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

neurologist

noun
neu·​rol·​o·​gist n(y)u̇-ˈräl-ə-jəst How to pronounce neurologist (audio)
: a specialist in neurology
especially : a physician who specializes in identifying and treating diseases of the nervous system

Medical Definition

neurologist

noun
neu·​rol·​o·​gist n(y)u̇-ˈräl-ə-jəst How to pronounce neurologist (audio)
: a person specializing in neurology
especially : a physician skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of disease of the nervous system
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