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[noo-rol-uh-jee, nyoo-] /nʊˈrɒl ə dʒi, nyʊ-/
the science of the nerves and the nervous system, especially of the diseases affecting them.
Origin of neurology
1675-85; < New Latin neurologia. See neuro-, -logy
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[noo r-uh-loj-i-kuh l, nyoo r-] /ˌnʊər əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl, ˌnyʊər-/ (Show IPA),
neurologically, adverb Unabridged
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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


of or relating to the nervous system or neurology


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



"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-)
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
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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