[noo-rol-uh-jee, nyoo-]


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
Related formsneu·ro·log·i·cal [noo r-uh-loj-i-kuh l, nyoo r-] /ˌnʊər əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl, ˌnyʊər-/, adjectiveneu·ro·log·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of neurological

  • Neurological experts will recall similar experiences in the modern time.

    Medieval Medicine

    James J. (James Joseph) Walsh

  • December, 1909:—Neurological Examination—Hemiplegia almost entirely disappeared, but numerous physical stigmata still persist.

  • Neurological symptoms were indefinite; enlargement of the left pupil, difficult gait and exaggerated tendon reflexes.

    Benign Stupors

    August Hoch

  • It is the largest society of neurological surgeons in the world.

    Warren Commission (6 of 26): Hearings Vol. VI (of 15)

    The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

  • A lot's been learned since Freud, both from the psychiatric and the neurological angle.

    The Sensitive Man

    Poul William Anderson

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 Formsneurologist, 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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for neurological




The branch of medical science that deals with the nervous system and disorders affecting it.
Related formsneu•rolo•gist n.
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Science definitions for neurological



The scientific study of the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of nerves and the nervous system.
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Culture definitions for neurological


[(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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