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Neurology - What is Neurology

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Question: Neurology - What is Neurology
What is the medical specialty of neurology?
Answer: Neurology is the medical specialty which focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of the brain and nervous system. A physician who practices neurology is called a neurologist. A surgeon who operates on the brain is called a neurosurgeon.

Neurologists treat stroke patients, as well as patients with epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, and hundreds of other neurological issues, some of which are acute, others of which may be ongoing, or chronic.

Related: How to become a neurologist

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