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

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Providence, which has sent the referrals to several orthopedic patients, is considering broadening to maternity, cancer and neurology patients, says Chris Neighorn, program manager for Providence’s Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute. Melanie Evans, WSJ, "Amazon Makes Inroads Selling Medical Supplies to the Sick," 29 Nov. 2018 The restrictions aren't due to any new safety finding or concerns, says Edio Zampaglione, Bayer vice president of U.S. medical affairs, women’s healthcare and neurology. Laura Petrecca, USA TODAY, "FDA restricts sales of a Bayer's Essure birth control device," 9 Apr. 2018 In the meantime, Bredesen, the UCLA neurology professor, has been touring around the country, promoting his program through his best-selling book, The End of Alzheimer’s, and giving lectures at scientific conferences and talks to community groups. Linda Marsa, Discover Magazine, "A New Treatment for Alzheimer's? It Starts With Lifestyle," 16 Nov. 2018 After collapsing, Benton was later moved to the Clinical Decisions Unit before spending five weeks on the neurology ward at the hospital. Fox News, "Dad left paralyzed from fall minutes after leaving hospital," 19 June 2018 But there are few formal ways to evaluate neurology trainees or to help them manage telestroke consultations. Dhruv Khullar, Washington Post, "Telemedicine is getting trendy, but doctors may not be keeping up," 22 Apr. 2018 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

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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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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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