neu·​ro·​sur·​gery | \ ˌnu̇r-ō-ˈsər-jə-rē How to pronounce neurosurgery (audio) , -ˈsərj-rē, ˌnyu̇r- \

Definition of neurosurgery

: surgery of nervous structures (such as nerves, the brain, or the spinal cord)

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Other Words from neurosurgery

neurosurgeon \ ˌnu̇r-​ō-​ˈsər-​jən How to pronounce neurosurgery (audio) , ˌnyu̇r-​ \ noun
neurosurgical \ ˌnu̇r-​ō-​ˈsər-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce neurosurgery (audio) , ˌnyu̇r-​ \ adjective

Examples of neurosurgery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kaske said the study was motivated by a teenage patient under 18 who was shot in the head and suffered a skull fracture with bone fragments protruding into the brain, forcing urgent neurosurgery. Susan Du, Star Tribune, "Doctors decry use of so-called less-lethal weapons in Brooklyn Center," 17 Apr. 2021 Those include skull base surgery, which is a procedure to remove a tumor from the base of the skull; and vascular neurosurgery, which involves the treatment of aneurysms and other conditions involving blood vessels. cleveland, "Virtual reality giving MetroHealth neurosurgeons a chance to ‘pre-do’ brain surgery: Brain tech in Cleveland," 18 Mar. 2021 Jonathan Slotkin is a neurosurgeon, professor of neurosurgery, and associate chief medical informatics officer at Geisinger; and chief medical officer of Contigo Health, a Premier, Inc. company. James Crawford, STAT, "To stem the pandemic, the U.S. needs a national Covid-19 genomic sequencing effort," 9 Apr. 2021 The partnership between MetroHealth and ImmersiveTouch is the result of the health system’s hiring of Dr. Ben Roitberg as the chair of its department of neurosurgery in the summer of 2017. cleveland, "Virtual reality giving MetroHealth neurosurgeons a chance to ‘pre-do’ brain surgery: Brain tech in Cleveland," 18 Mar. 2021 Integra is a world leader in medical technology, and focuses on offering innovative solutions for orthopedic extremity surgery, neurosurgery, spine surgery, and reconstructive and general surgery. - Investing Reimagined, Forbes, "Top Buys Today As Tech Leads And Dow Lags In Reverse Rotation," 26 Feb. 2021 Patterson said some of the 219 ICU beds at UAB are specialized, designated for cardiac surgery or neurosurgery, or for heart attacks. Dennis Pillion |, al, "‘Everyone is afraid’: Birmingham hospitals plead for help to slow COVID surge," 19 Dec. 2020 The stewards’ minutes on this incident were as complete as my knowledge of neurosurgery. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, "Horse racing newsletter: Big turf day at Del Mar," 29 Nov. 2020 Mayo does brisk business in high-end care, including cardiac surgery and neurosurgery. Lenny Bernstein, Washington Post, "Inside a hospital as the coronavirus surges: Where will all the patients go?," 29 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of neurosurgery

1904, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for neurosurgery

neuro- + surgery

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The first known use of neurosurgery was in 1904

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27 Apr 2021

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“Neurosurgery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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neu·​ro·​sur·​gery | \ -ˈsərj-(ə-)rē How to pronounce neurosurgery (audio) \
plural neurosurgeries

Medical Definition of neurosurgery

: surgery of nervous structures (as nerves, the brain, or the spinal cord)

Other Words from neurosurgery

neurosurgical \ -​ˈsər-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce neurosurgery (audio) \ adjective
neurosurgically \ -​ji-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce neurosurgery (audio) \ adverb

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