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neurology

[noo-rol-uh-jee, nyoo-] /nʊˈrɒl ə dʒi, nyʊ-/
noun
1.
the science of the nerves and the nervous system, especially of the diseases affecting them.
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85; < Neo-Latin neurologia. See neuro-, -logy
Related forms
neurological
[noo r-uh-loj-i-kuh l, nyoo r-] /ˌnʊər əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl, ˌnyʊər-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
neurologically, adverb
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Examples from the web for neurological
  • Failure to play and pretend is a sign of a neurological problem, one of the early symptoms of autism.
  • Restless leg syndrome, a neurological condition which also disrupts sleep, is almost as common.
  • Survivors are often left with permanent neurological damage.
  • Both sensations arise from a neurological transmission, not from something that physically exists.
  • Animal studies have shown them to affect neurological and reproductive behaviour.
  • He asked them to perform, in their dreams, a simple action whose neurological traces in a brain scan are well understood.
  • neurological research has demolished the myth of the static brain.
  • There can be psycho-sociological and neurological explanations.
  • Excessive drinking can further impair brain function and result in neurological disorders, but the message is loud and clear.
  • But even an hour inside the machine would yield a baseline understanding of my neurological predispositions.
British Dictionary definitions for neurological

neurological

/ˌnjʊərəˈlɒdʒɪkəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the nervous system or neurology

neurology

/njʊˈrɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the study of the anatomy, physiology, and diseases of the nervous system
Derived Forms
neurologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for neurological

neurology

n.

"scientific study of the nervous system," 1680s, from Modern Latin neurologia, from Modern Greek neurologia (1660s), from neuro- (see neuro-) + -logia "study" (see -logy). Related: Neurological.

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neurological in Medicine

neurology neu·rol·o·gy (nu-rŏl'ə-jē, nyu-)
n.
The branch of medical science that deals with the nervous system and disorders affecting it.


neu·rol'o·gist n.
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neurological in Science
neurology
  (n-rŏl'ə-jē)   
The scientific study of the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of nerves and the nervous system.
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neurological in Culture
neurology [(noo-rol-uh-jee, nyoo-rol-uh-jee)]

The branch of medicine devoted to the study and care of the nervous system.

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