neu·​rol·​o·​gist | \ nu̇-ˈrä-lə-jist How to pronounce neurologist (audio) , 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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Recent Examples on the Web She was treated by Dr. Ludwig Guttmann in the UK, a leading neurologist who founded the Paralympic movement. George Ramsay, CNN, "Trailblazing Paralympian Margaret Maughan dies aged 91," 21 May 2020 The Fading of the Light Many neurologists have noted similarities between NDEs and the effects of a class of epileptic events known as complex partial seizures. Christof Koch, Scientific American, "What Near-Death Experiences Reveal about the Brain," 19 May 2020 At Indiana University Health, the neurology department has seen its volume of stroke patients decline as well, said vascular neurologist Dr. Jason Mackey. Shari Rudavsky, Indianapolis Star, "Doctors worry that coronavirus fears are keeping other patients from seeking care," 12 May 2020 The company partnered with the UT Southwestern Gene Therapy Program, led by researcher Steven Gray and pediatric neurologist Berge Minassian. Anna Kuchment, Dallas News, "With $30 million in funding, Dallas startup will speed gene therapy clinical trials," 29 Apr. 2020 Frontera says neurologists are needed to assess 5% to 10% of coronavirus patients at her hospital. Meredith Wadman, Science | AAAS, "How does coronavirus kill? Clinicians trace a ferocious rampage through the body, from brain to toes," 17 Apr. 2020 But its significance is not lost on Anand and his business partner Swaraj Singh, a vascular neurologist with whom he co-founded the company. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "With virtual and clinic presence, Phoenix telehealth company Akos MD surges, plays key role amid COVID-19," 12 Apr. 2020 The day before the video was posted, an independent neurologist cleared him from the NFL’s concussion protocol, ProFootballTalk reported. Greg Hanlon,, "Pittsburgh Steelers Star JuJu Smith-Schuster Posts Instagram Video Showing Car Going 104 mph," 28 Nov. 2019 Brown, the neurologist at Hoag Hospital, recounted an elderly woman who arrived at the hospital last week. Los Angeles Times, "‘Where are the strokes and the heart attacks?’ Doctors worry as patients avoid ERs," 22 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of neurologist

1832, in the meaning defined above

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27 May 2020

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“Neurologist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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neu·​rol·​o·​gist | \ n(y)u̇-ˈräl-ə-jəst How to pronounce neurologist (audio) \

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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