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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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And the average length of stay in hospitals for patients with neurological conditions stands at 5.
About Barrow Neurological Foundation Barrow Neurological Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for patient care, medical education and research at Barrow Neurological Institute.
Second, nurses who do not specialize in the care of patients with neurological conditions will increasingly be caring for older patients who, in addition to the conditions that have brought them to seek treatment, are affected by coexisting neurological conditions.
The new delivery plan sets out the minister's expectations of the NHS in six key actions: raising awareness of neurological conditions; timely diagnosis; fast Mark and effective care; living with a neurological condition; improving Information; and targeting research.
The Plan sets out six key actions to deliver an improved service for neurological patients in Wales: raising awareness of neurological conditions, timely diagnosis of neurological conditions, fast and effective care, living with a neurological condition, improving Information and targeting research.
Charities represented were: Neurosupport; Merseyside & Cheshire Neurological Alliance; Multiple Sclerosis Society; Parkinson''s UK; Shine; Scope; Motor Neurone Disease Association; The Dystonia Society; Headway; The Alzheimer''s Society; The Epilepsy Society; St Joseph''s Hospice and The ME Association.
Health systems need to be strengthened to deliver better care for people with neurological disorders," said Dr.
Have a licensed nurse perform neurological checks after all unwitnessed falls involving residents with a history of confusion or residents with a suspected head injury.
The plaintiffs further contended that, because the defendants in Ruth abandoned their argument that welding fumes did not cause neurological damage, the defendants put on a "fraudulent defense" in Presler by relying on this causation argument at trial.
Only after analyzing the results of such research might scientists recommend heavy exercise during pregnancy, notes Fernando Gomez-Pinilla, who studies exercise's neurological effects at the University of California, Los Angeles.
The site's homepage features the latest news about neurological diseases, with an archive of older items.
According to Maggie Alexander, the Foundation's chief executive, there are 8m people in Britain who are affected by neurological disorders and 600,000 diagnosed with a neurological condition each year.

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