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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Her father was a neurologist and her mother a psychologist. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, "Evelyn Y. Davis Would Have Wanted a Bigger Headline on This Obituary," 9 Nov. 2018 Typical is a mainstream neurologist with grants galore who veered into researching a new paradigm. Eric Felten, WSJ, "‘Borrowed Time’ Review: The Long Ramp to the Final Exit," 21 Feb. 2019 As neurologist Steven Novella notes at Science-Based Medicine, most published studies are poorly designed. Angela Chen, The Verge, "Americans feel positively toward medical marijuana, but the research isn’t there yet," 28 July 2018 There are neurofeedback experts, physical therapists, neurologists, psychiatrists, art and music therapy, acupuncture. Jacqueline Detwiler, Popular Mechanics, "The Heroes of Science Who Are Unlocking the Brain," 3 Oct. 2018 Glioblastomas are the most common form of primary brain cancers and advance extremely quickly, according to neurologists. Byron Tau, WSJ, "John McCain to Discontinue Medical Treatment for Brain Cancer," 24 Aug. 2018 That was the phrase the great French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot used when lecturing the medical community in the late nineteenth century. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "The Inward Empire," 27 June 2018 After noticing that 18-month-old Ellis could no longer lift a spoon to feed herself, Griffith took her to several neurologists who spent four months unsuccessfully pursuing futile tests that could not explain her sudden severe muscle weakness. Sarah Elizabeth Richards,, "Rapid sequencing of babies' genes may save lives," 11 June 2018 The neurologist struck the shark in the gills after remembering a nature documentary that said that was the predator's most sensitive spot. Madeline Farber, Fox News, "Man bitten by shark in Cape Cod waters has died, police say," 15 Sep. 2018

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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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