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Line breaks: neur|ology
Pronunciation: /ˌnjʊəˈrɒlədʒi

Definition of neurology in English:


[mass 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.


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



Pronunciation: /-rəˈlɒdʒɪk/
Example sentences
  • It also can serve as a baseline examination if the patient's neurologic status worsens or neurologic symptoms recur.
  • The cardiovascular, abdominal, skin, musculoskeletal, and neurologic exams were all normal.
  • The physical examination focuses on the cardiovascular, neurologic and urogenital systems.


Pronunciation: /-rəˈlɒdʒɪk(ə)l/
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.


Pronunciation: /-rəˈlɒdʒɪk(ə)li/
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.


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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