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NEUROLOGY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does neurology mean? 

NEUROLOGY (noun)
  The noun NEUROLOGY has 2 senses:

1. the branch of medical science that deals with the nervous system
2. (neurology) the branch of medicine that deals with the nervous system and its disorders

  Familiarity information: NEUROLOGY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


NEUROLOGY (noun)


Sense 1neurology [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The branch of medical science that deals with the nervous system

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("neurology" is a kind of...):

medical science (the science of dealing with the maintenance of health and the prevention and treatment of disease)

Domain member category:

mass action; mass-action principle ((neruology) the principle that the cortex of the brain operates as a coordinated system with large masses of neural tissue involved in all complex functioning)

clinical neurology; neurology ((neurology) the branch of medicine that deals with the nervous system and its disorders)

refractory period ((neurology) the time after a neuron fires or a muscle fiber contracts during which a stimulus will not evoke a response)

astrocytic (of or relating to or containing large star-shaped cells in the neuroglia)

pneumogastric; vagal (of or relating to the vagus nerve)


Sense 2neurology [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(neurology) the branch of medicine that deals with the nervous system and its disorders

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

clinical neurology; neurology

Hypernyms ("neurology" is a kind of...):

medical specialty; medicine (the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques)

Domain category:

neurology (the branch of medical science that deals with the nervous system)


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