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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The eighth-grader intends to be a cardiologist or neurologist. Bob Brody, WSJ, "Teen Love Letters to America," 4 July 2019 Awaad was Oakwood's first pediatric neurologist when he was hired in 1999. Ed White, Detroit Free Press, "Woman awarded $3M after Dearborn doctor misdiagnosed her with epilepsy," 24 June 2019 Beatrice Engstrand, a neurologist who was staying at the Inn at Bowman nearby, said the flames went about 20 feet high, WMUR reported. Madeline Holcombe, CNN, "Motorcyclists killed in a collision with a pickup truck were part of a club for veterans," 23 June 2019 Suzanne O’Sullivan is a neurologist specializing in epilepsy who practices in London. The New York Review of Books, "Jerome Groopman," 21 Mar. 2019 Her dentist heard about her symptoms and told her to see a neurologist. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, "After leading it to worldwide exposure, Sarah Lorimer sells Alaska Fighting Championship," 15 June 2019 In the 19th century, the French neurologist Duchenne de Boulogne tested facial displays by electrically stimulating the face of a man who lacked pain perception. Frans De Waal, Discover Magazine, "Cheerful Chimps: Are Animals Really Happy When They Smile?," 31 May 2019 Frank Winkler, a neurologist, oncologist and cancer researcher at the University of Heidelberg, discovered that the brain cancers called gliomas are full of tumor microtubes (TNTs’ larger cousins). Quanta Magazine, "Cells Talk and Help One Another via Tiny Tube Networks," 23 Apr. 2018 How people experience aura also varies: Some get it before a migraine hits, while others develop it during or after the headache, according to Rachel Colman, M.D., a neurologist at the Mount Sinai Center for Headache and Facial Pain. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Is It a Migraine or a Another Headache? How to Tell the Difference, According to Neurologists," 28 May 2019

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First Known Use of neurologist

1832, in the meaning defined above

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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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