Origin of neurologyModern Latin neurologia: see neuro- and -logy
Neurology is defined as the branch of medicine that deals with the nervous system.
An example of neurology is a doctor researching the best migraine medication for their patient.
The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of the nervous system.
- neu′ro·log′ic neu′ro·log′i·cal
From New Latin neurologia; see neuro- +"Ž -logy.
- Dr. Karl Friedrich Otto Westphal, a German doctor who was a full professor of psychiatry at the Berlin Charité Hospital at a time when the separation between neurology and psychiatry was virtually nonexistent, did not share this view.
- He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology as well as the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine.
- Among the scientific studies that lend support to a possible connection between mercury content in vaccinations and autism is one published in the Journal of Child Neurology, Vol. 22, No. 11, 1308-1311 (2007).
- General medical tests as well as tests in areas such as neurology (the nervous system), psychology, psychiatry, special education, hearing, speech and vision, and physical therapy may be needed.
- According to a 2000 study published in the Journal of Child Neurology, the outcome of childhood stroke was a moderate or severe deficit in 42 percent of cases.