Category: Neurology

Neurology is a special branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of organic disease affecting the central or peripheral nervous system. Organic structures related to the field of neuroscience is – on one hand – the brain, spinal cord (central nervous system is), surrounding structures and blood vessels that feed them – on the other hand – cranial nerves, nerve roots and spinal ganglia , peripheral nerves after they exit the spinal canal, including links with skeletal muscle (representing the peripheral nervous system). The term “Neurology” was introduced by the English anatomist Thomas Willis.