neurology

noun
neu·​rol·​o·​gy | \ nu̇-ˈrä-lə-jē How to pronounce neurology (audio) , nyu̇- \

Definition of neurology

: a branch of medicine concerned especially with the structure, function, and diseases of the nervous system

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Other Words from neurology

neurological \ ˌnu̇r-​ə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce neurology (audio) , ˌnyu̇r-​ \ or neurologic \ ˌnu̇r-​ə-​ˈlä-​jik How to pronounce neurology (audio) , ˌnyu̇r-​ \ adjective
neurologically \ ˌnu̇r-​ə-​ˈlä-​ji-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce neurology (audio) , ˌnyu̇r-​ \ adverb

Examples of neurology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Each neurological disease produces unique changes in speech, said Dr. Murray Grossman, a professor of neurology at Penn and the director of the university's frontotemporal dementia center. Gina Kolata, Star Tribune, "Alzheimer's prediction may be found in writing tests," 4 Feb. 2021 And new research reveals that the condition encompasses both neurology and psychiatry. Diana Kwon, Scientific American, "Decoding a Disorder at the Interface of Mind and Brain," 1 Nov. 2020 Each neurological disease produces unique changes in speech, which probably occur long before the time of diagnosis, said Dr. Murray Grossman, a professor of neurology at Penn and the director of the university’s frontotemporal dementia center. Gina Kolata, BostonGlobe.com, "Alzheimer’s prediction may be found in writing tests," 1 Feb. 2021 From a neurology perspective, our penchant for hidden gifts ties into the brain’s natural reward system that deals in dopamine. Stan Horaczek, Popular Science, "2020 is the perfect year to quit wrapping paper," 21 Dec. 2020 Pediatric cardiology is now available, and gastroenterology, nephrology and neurology will be offered in January. Robin Goist, cleveland, "Akron Children’s Hospital expands into Lorain County with two pediatric centers and plans for more," 15 Dec. 2020 Throughout the pandemic, the department of neurology at Johns Hopkins University has been flooded with consultation requests for people suffering from insomnia. James Hamblin, The Atlantic, "The Curious Influence of COVID-19 on Sleep," 21 Dec. 2020 Specialists from pulmonology, cardiology, neurology, psychiatry and infectious diseases may offer treatment, along with other specialties depending on patient needs. al, "New program in Alabama for COVID ‘long-haulers’ with lingering symptoms," 18 Nov. 2020 This involved a helter-skelter tour of disciplines such as astronomy, entomology and neurology (Stars! The Economist, "How Dominic Cummings wasted the greatest opportunity of his life," 20 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of neurology

circa 1681, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for neurology

neuro- + -logy

Note: Earlier in the senses "anatomy of the nerves, description of the nervous system," probably taken from the neo-Greek coinage neurología (in the genitive neurologías), introduced by the English physician Thomas Willis (1621-75) in Cerebri anatome, cui accessit nervorum descriptio et usus (London, 1664), p. 235.

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The first known use of neurology was circa 1681

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“Neurology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neurology. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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neurology

noun

English Language Learners Definition of neurology

medical : the scientific study of the nervous system and the diseases that affect it

neurology

noun
neu·​rol·​o·​gy | \ -jē How to pronounce neurology (audio) \

Medical Definition of neurology

: a branch of medicine concerned especially with the structure, function, and diseases of the nervous system

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