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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
From the New Latin word neurologia, dating back to 1675-85. 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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the study of the anatomy, physiology, and diseases of the nervous system
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neurologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for neurologically



"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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neurologically 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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neurologically in Science
The scientific study of the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of nerves and the nervous system.
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neurologically 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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