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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In an additional editorial, David Bellinger, a professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School, wrote that the findings still need to be replicated and that no one study would could determine the safety and efficacy of fluoride. Nadia Kounang, CNN, "New study raises questions about how fluoride affects children's development," 19 Aug. 2019 UH Cleveland Medical Center ranked in the top 50 nationwide in eight specialties: neurology/neurosurgery (No. 22), cardiology/heart surgery (No. 24), urology (No. Ginger Christ, cleveland.com, "U.S. News names Cleveland Clinic No. 4 hospital, best in heart surgery," 30 July 2019 Autistic people can face significant challenges as a result of both our neurology and a lack of understanding and acceptance. Sarah Kurchak, Vox, "Fake autism treatments show the lengths parents will go to “cure” their kids," 13 Aug. 2019 UC San Diego facilities in La Jolla and Hillcrest ranked 14th in the nation for pulmonology, 29th for geriatrics, 40th for neurology and neurosurgery and 44th for cardiology and cardiac surgery. Paul Sisson, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Scripps La Jolla hospitals retain top spot in 2019 U.S. News rankings," 30 July 2019 The report also ranks the 50 top-scoring hospitals based on specialty, such as cardiology, cancer, diabetes and neurology. Naseem S. Miller, orlandosentinel.com, "AdventHealth Orlando named top hospital in Florida," 31 July 2019 UC San Diego lost its previous national rankings in cancer and orthopedics while Scripps is newly ranked in neurology. Paul Sisson, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Scripps La Jolla hospitals retain top spot in 2019 U.S. News rankings," 30 July 2019 High performing specialties include geriatrics, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery, orthopedics, and pulmonary and lung services. Cindy Krischer Goodman, sun-sentinel.com, "Cleveland Clinic Florida back on top of list of South Florida’s best hospitals," 30 July 2019 By that yardstick, the top nine practice groups are all specialists, led by neurology, psychiatry, gastroenterology, and hematology/oncology. Shawn Tully, Fortune, "Trouble Seeing a Specialist? Here’s What’s Driving the ‘Doctor Draught’," 15 July 2019

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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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