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

Examples of neurologist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The most enthusiastic advocate of lobotomy in America was neurologist Walter Freeman. Richard J. Mcnally, WSJ, 13 May 2022 Elaine Valle said her daughter’s neurologist advised against vaccination because of the potential for a fever that could cause complications. Kate Santich, Orlando Sentinel, 13 May 2022 People who wish to tackle their cholesterol should work carefully with a preventive cardiologist and neurologist, as there are many nuances to how to measure blood lipids and which medications are best, Isaacson said. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 23 Mar. 2022 The initial neurologist appointment was easy and short, just answering some questions. Clare Collins, Glamour, 15 Mar. 2022 To return from a brain injury, a player has to clear five different steps prior to the game, finishing with a practice and clearance from an independent neurologist. Nate Atkins, The Indianapolis Star, 20 Dec. 2021 Lamb practiced last week but didn’t clear testing from an independent neurologist. Jori Epstein, USA TODAY, 29 Nov. 2021 Aysha Akhtar is a neurologist, preventive medicine/public health specialist, and cofounder and CEO of the Center for Contemporary Sciences. Gary Michelson, STAT, 5 Mar. 2022 That's because music and performing are so ingrained in the singer, according to Bennett's neurologist, Dr. Gayatri Devi. Catherine E. Shoichet, CNN, 28 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of neurologist

1832, in the meaning defined above

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“Neurologist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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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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