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neurology

Syllabification: neu·rol·o·gy
Pronunciation: /n(y)o͝oˈräləjē
 
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Definition of neurology in English:

noun

The branch of medicine or biology that deals with the anatomy, functions, and organic disorders of nerves and the nervous system.
Example sentences
  • After training in neurology and ophthalmology he settled on a career in neurophysiology.
  • In retirement he and Pauline worked diligently to further medical education in dermatology and neurology in Russia.
  • Moreover, basic neuroscience and clinical neurology ranked at the top of the list for difficulty in learning and complexity.

Origin

late 17th century: from modern Latin neurologia, from neuro- + -logy.

Derivatives

neurological

1
Pronunciation: /-rəˈläjikəl/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Additional symptoms and signs of endocrine or neurological disorder are likely to be present.
  • Episodes are often distressing and carry the risk of serious neurological and cardiovascular sequelae.
  • Other neurological features include cranial neuropathies, optic neuritis, and ataxia.

neurologically

2
adverb
Example sentences
  • All subjects were neurologically intact on physical examination.
  • She was admitted 14 days ago, is hemodynamically stable, and neurologically unchanged, with a Glasgow Coma Scale score of six.
  • Sinemet is a combination of carbidopa, which minimizes the gastrointestinal side effects, and levodopa, the neurologically active drug.

neurologist

3
noun
Example sentences
  • A panel of three neurologists and a neurology nurse judged that 6% of the posted information contained factual inaccuracies.
  • The Dutch Association for Psychiatry and Neurology represented both neurologists and psychiatrists in the Netherlands until 1974.
  • In the United Kingdom this is largely carried by general practitioners with help from neurologists and geriatricians.

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