Did you know ?
The term “neurology” was first introduced into medical terminology by the English physician, Thomas Willis. This medical specialty studies the anatomy and physiology of the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) and of the peripheral nervous system (nerves); and treats conditions that affect the nervous system. Neurology intervenes in all types of physiological functions, such as consciousness, sleeping and waking, communication and language, behavior, movement control, sensory perception, and so on.
There are six main categories of pathologies supported by neurology:
Brain pathologies (ex. Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, coma, etc.)
Pathologies of the meninges (ex. Meningitis, meningioma, meningeal hemorrhage)
Pathologies of the peripheral nervous system (ex. Polyneuritis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, mononeuropathy, etc.)
Pathologies of the cranial nerves (ex. Cluster headache, trigeminal neuralgia, facial paralysis, etc.)
Medullary pathologies (ex. Multiple sclerosis, poliomyelitis, ALS, etc.)
Muscular pathologies (ex. Myopathy, congenital myotonia, myasthenia, etc.)
Neurology often overlaps with other medical fields such as ophthalmology, ENT, neurosurgery, or psychiatry. The collaborations between medical specialties broaden knowledge and enable advances in research.
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