neurologist

noun

neu·​rol·​o·​gist nu̇-ˈrä-lə-jist How to pronounce neurologist (audio)
nyu̇-
: one specializing in neurology
especially : a physician skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of disease of the nervous system

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Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Mike McDaniel and the Dolphins are citing the independent neurologist on the sideline Sunday who cleared Tua to return. The Indianapolis Star, 30 Sep. 2022 McDaniel said Tagovailoa was cleared by the team and the independent neurologist before re-entering the game. Alanis Thames, BostonGlobe.com, 26 Sep. 2022 The neurologist earned his degree in medicine from Ohio State University 75 years ago, and was among the first Jewish members of the medical faculty at Columbia University in New York. Gretchen Cuda Kroen, cleveland, 17 Sep. 2022 Evidence suggests that stress drives inflammation and immune dysregulation in the body and brain, impacting brain connectivity, says Harvard University neurologist and dementia researcher Steven Arnold. Claudia Wallis, Scientific American, 15 June 2022 The owner, Steven Day, is actually a neurologist and distilling is his passion. Liza B. Zimmerman, Forbes, 12 Apr. 2022 William Hu, a neurologist at Rutgers University and one of the authors of that opinion article, still questions whether LATE should be labeled a distinct disorder. Diana Kwon, Scientific American, 13 July 2022 That’s because all hormones can affect brain function, Salman Azhar, MD, a neurologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, tells SELF. Kirsten Nunez, SELF, 22 June 2022 The test suggested some cognitive issues, so she was called for an in-person cognitive assessment, which referred her to a neurologist. Caroline Catherman, Orlando Sentinel, 2 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of neurologist was in 1832

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Cite this Entry

“Neurologist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neurologist. Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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Medical Definition

neurologist

noun

neu·​rol·​o·​gist n(y)u̇-ˈräl-ə-jəst How to pronounce neurologist (audio)
: a person specializing in neurology
especially : a physician skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of disease of the nervous system

Last Updated: 3 Oct 2022

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