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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Four pediatric neurologists wrote that the girl’s condition was probably triggered by the vaccine, according to medical records shared by Mecklenburg, but the girl’s own pediatrician did not believe there was a link. Los Angeles Times, "Dr. Bob Sears’ views on vaccines have inspired loyal followers — and a crush of criticism," 3 Sep. 2019 Owner/founder Chris Craig offers state-of-the-art machines, personalized coaching and a targeted, individualized approach for each client, guided by chiropractic functional neurologists and naturopaths. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, "North County Business Briefs, Sept. 12," 12 Sep. 2019 They are named after their founder, Dr. Friederich Lewy, a German neurologist. Mike Oliver |, al, "Hi I’m Louie. Are you Lewy? A proposal for a Disney duck," 7 Sep. 2019 About a month after the surgery, Boylan saw neurologist Rebecca Gilbert at NYU Langone Medical Center. David Armstrong, ProPublica, "In Men, It’s Parkinson’s. In Women, It’s Hysteria.," 23 Aug. 2019 Some neurologists said that the team had made their criteria for a few of the neurological problems overly broad—finding disabilities when there, perhaps, were none. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Brain imaging weirdness adds to Cuba “health attack” mystery," 24 July 2019 Just 30 years ago, even the best neurologists would get the diagnosis wrong about one in four times. The Conversation,, "Here’s what we know about blood tests for Alzheimer’s," 10 Aug. 2019 The lead investigator, Dr. Randall Bateman, a neurologist at Washington University, has been working on a mass spectrometry test for 20 years. New York Times, "A Blood Test for Alzheimer’s? It’s Coming, Scientists Report," 1 Aug. 2019 The same tool that was used to diagnose Sauber can be applied to potentially tens of thousands of others with similar autoimmune disorders triggered by cancer, said Michael Wilson, the UCSF neurologist who treated Sauber. Erin Allday,, "Rare disease discovery: Antibodies fighting cancer go on to attack brain," 14 July 2019

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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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