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neurologic, neurological

See neurology.


adjective Referring to the nervous system.

adjective Referring to neurology.


(noo-rol′ŏ-jē, nū-) [″ + logos, word, reason]
The branch of medicine that deals with the nervous system and its diseases. neurologicneurological (noo-rŏ-loj′ĭk, nū-) (noo-rŏ-loj′ĭ-kăl), adjective

clinical neurology

The branch of medicine concerned with the study and treatment of people with diseases of the nervous system.

neurological, neurologic

pertaining to or emanating from the nervous system or from neurology.

neurological assessment
evaluation of the health status of a patient with a nervous system disorder or dysfunction. The purposes of the assessment include establishing a diagnosis to guide the veterinarian in prescribing medical and surgical treatments and in planning and implementing nursing measures to help the patient cope effectively with daily living. Includes evaluation of cranial nerves, gait, mental state, muscle tone (1), postural reactions, sensory perceptivity, spinal nerves and visceral function.
neurological deficit
any defect or absence of function of a peripheral nerve or a system; e.g. nystagmus is a vestibular deficit.

Patient discussion about neurological

Q. Migraine stroke Hi, I'm 58 years-old male and I have migraines with aura since age 14. Two weeks ago, I felt weakness in the left side of my body, and at the hospital the doctors told me I had a stroke. I underwent several tests, but they still don't know the cause for the stroke (my lab tests are normal; I don't have diabetes or hypertension). My neurologist said that although it's very rare, he thinks that my stroke was caused by my migraine. I tried to find information about it, but couldn't find much – do you know where I can get some more info? Thanks!

A. I supposedly had two strokes that caused one sided weakness and temporary aphasia. The most recent time it happened, I went to a different hospital's ER where their neurologist and stroke specialist told me I have "complex migraines." Apparently this type of migraine can mimic a stroke with all the symptoms. If you look up "complex migraine" at or other similar sites, it will give you more informaton. My opinion, for what it's worth, is that I'd rather have a migraine than another stroke since migraines can be treated with preventive meds and/or meds that help the symptoms once it gets started.

Q. Could I be going through a Brain aneurysm? i woke up in the night with a bad headache in the back of my head and above my eye. never had a headache like that. but all day today have not had the headache. could this be an aneurysm?

A. I had an brain anyuism in 2001. I had a head ache right above my left eye for 10 days. It got worse as the days went by. I went in to the emergency room and they gave me a spinal tap and it ruptured.Thank God that it cloted (that dos'nt happen). But it did and they did emergency surgury. I am alive and back to normal today. My parents both died of brain anyuisms. That is how huretaty starts.

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Conservative treatment still has got role in managing cases which are localized to single spinal unit without collapse, with no neurological deficit and having stable curvature of spine27.
Those with known endocarditis accompanied by focal neurological deficit should be urgently investigated with diagnostic four-vessel cerebral angiography (Bohmfalk et al.
However, if a neurological deficit is present, it becomes urgent to reach a centre where appropriate investigations, especially MRI, and surgical facilities/skills are available; this is generally not happening.
The symptoms and neurological deficits including neurogenic bladder may disappear after percutaneus drainage and antibiotic treatment.
Relative indications for surgery are severe unresponsive pain or persistent neurological deficit.
It is clear that surgery is the first choice, when severe pain, despite medical treatment, progressive neurological deficit, and cauda equina syndrome are present in patients with extruded and sequestrated lumbar disc herniation.
To further explore the potential neuroprotective effects of HIF-1a after ischemia and reperfusion, brain water content, neurological deficit scores, pathological changes of brain, and apoptosis of nerve cells were analyzed.
The study sample was comprised of sixty patients who presented with neurological deficit for MR imaging of the spine following acute spinal trauma.
2] The spinal cord compression caused by the subluxation at the craniocervical junction may lead to the formation of periodontoid pannus, compromising the anteroposterior diameter of the spinal canal and causing neurological deficits.
Complications associated with both surgical procedures are shown in table-2 whereas recurrence, mortality and gross neurological deficits are shown in table-3 in both groups.
After evaluation of neurological deficit, animals were euthanized for morphological and biochemical characterization.

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