neurology

noun
neu·​rol·​o·​gy | \ nu̇-ˈrä-lə-jē , 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 , ˌnyu̇r-​ \ or neurologic \ ˌnu̇r-​ə-​ˈlä-​jik , ˌnyu̇r-​ \ adjective
neurologically \ ˌnu̇r-​ə-​ˈlä-​ji-​k(ə-​)lē , ˌnyu̇r-​ \ adverb

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The couple contacted the UCLA professor of neurology. Linda Marsa, Discover Magazine, "A New Treatment for Alzheimer's? It Starts With Lifestyle," 16 Nov. 2018 Levine, 40, specializes in pain medicine and neurology. Carrie Seim, The Seattle Times, "Forget vacation, the hot thing to take is a ‘creative hiatus’," 27 Aug. 2018 The bride’s father is a chiropractor specializing in neurology who practices in Los Angeles. New York Times, "Devora Kaye, Aidan Thomas," 8 July 2018 Sylvester, part of UHealth, has a department of neurology on campus, where neurologists conduct neurocognitive assessments and develop therapies. Caitlin Granfield, miamiherald, "You've survived cancer, but your brain is fuzzy after the chemo. Here's what to do.," 29 May 2018 In an odd twist of neurology, and to the diagnostic confusion of doctors, people can have migraines without headaches. Tony Dajer, Discover Magazine, "Vertigo, Panic and Trouble Breathing: What's Going On Here?," 19 Oct. 2018 Raymond Cheung, a professor of neurology at the University of Hong Kong, said the specific health effects would depend on a range of factors. New York Times, "8 Saved, 5 to Go in Thai Cave Rescue," 9 July 2018 The leader of that team is Allison Willis, an assistant professor of neurology and epidemiology at Penn. Terri Akman, Philly.com, "Parkinson's Disease may affect women differently. These researchers aim to find out why," 12 July 2018 Ariane Lewis, associate professor in neurology and neurosurgery at NYU Langone Health, says that all physicians need to understand brain death and follow professional guidelines. Amy Dockser Marcus, WSJ, "Doctors Face Scrutiny About Defining Death," 28 May 2018

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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

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 \

Medical Definition of neurology

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

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