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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Houston Methodist’s initial acquisition in Clear Lake led to additions to the existing building, including oncology and neurology programs and expansions in orthopedic and bariatrics services. Yvette Orozco, Houston Chronicle, "Houston Methodist Clear Lake to construct $40 million office building," 27 June 2019 The study, led by neurology professor Robert Stern, is run out of Boston University [School of Medicine]. CBS News, "Brandi Chastain, Michelle Akers launch landmark CTE study for women's soccer: "We can't ignore this anymore"," 27 June 2019 Their mother, Françoise, a doctor, worked as a medical administrator at the city’s social-security agency; their father, Jean-Michel, still practices neurology. Lauren Collins, The New Yorker, "Can Emmanuel Macron Stem the Populist Tide?," 24 June 2019 Michael Meaney, a professor of neurology at McGill University, explains that most common mental health disorders are preventable, if not necessarily curable. Jenny Anderson, Quartz, "The scientific effort to protect babies from trauma before it happens," 22 June 2019 Today, her research focuses on understanding the neurology behind our visual experience. Katie Worth, Scientific American, "When Scientists Are Mad about Each Other," 14 Feb. 2014 Members of the commission will include physicians with certain specialties, including neurology, physical pain management, oncology and psychiatry. Leada Gore |,, "Medical marijuana isn’t legal in Alabama; Bill only establishes study," 11 June 2019 Anyway, of local interest, at least to us, is Dr. Ann McKee, the BU professor of neurology and pathology who’s done a lot of pioneering work around the issue of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Mark Shanahan,, "Time’s most influential list includes BU professor Dr. Ann McKee," 19 Apr. 2018 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

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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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English Language Learners Definition of neurology

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


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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