Etymology: Gk, neuron + ME, chek, stop
Usage notes: nontechnical,
a brief neurological assessment ordered by the physician to be performed every 4 hours on patients that may have evolving disease, such as stroke. The level of consciousness is evaluated as alert and oriented, lethargic, stuporous, or comatose. The movements of the extremities are determined to be voluntary or involuntary. The pupils of the eyes are observed for equality of dilation, reactivity to light, and ability to accommodate.