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

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 Doctors at Joe DiMaggio consulted the head of neurology at Boston’s Children. Cindy Krischer Goodman, Sun Sentinel, 25 Apr. 2022 Both weight loss and lowering dietary sodium intake can improve blood pressure control, Jonathan Graff-Radford, MD, an associate professor of neurology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, told Health. Christina Crawford,, 19 Apr. 2022 Rafii is a professor of neurology at the University of Southern California specializing in dementia and neurodegenerative diseases. San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Apr. 2022 Even though knowledge of these invisible differences in cognition dates back to 340 B.C., both terms were only named by Dr. Adam Zeman, professor of cognitive and behavioral neurology at the University of Exeter in the U.K., in 2015. Nayantara Dutta, Time, 8 Mar. 2022 Aphasia often occurs after a head injury or a stroke, which cuts off blood flow to areas of the brain responsible for speech, said Dr. Adam Boxer, a professor of neurology at the University of California, San Francisco. NBC News, 31 Mar. 2022 Boston Children’s Hospital topped the list for the eighth year in a row and landed the No. 1 spot in four specialties: pediatric nephrology, pediatric neurology and neurosurgery, pediatric pulmonology and lung surgery, and pediatric urology. Adrianna Rodriguez, USA TODAY, 15 June 2021 Beth Malow, a professor of neurology and pediatrics at Vanderbilt University, spoke with Scientific American about the health effects of this timekeeping practice and what should replace it. Diana Kwon, Scientific American, 29 Oct. 2020 Seward Rutkove, chair of neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, has no doubt that the technology works just as Birbaumer and Chaudhary describe — there have been many advances in BCIs in recent years. Meghana Keshavan, STAT, 25 Mar. 2022 See More

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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

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