neurological exam

Pronunciation: (NOOR-oh-LAH-jih-kul eg-ZAM)

A series of questions and tests to check brain, spinal cord, and nerve function. The exam checks a person’s mental status, coordination, ability to walk, and how well the muscles, sensory systems, and deep tendon reflexes work.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

2003-07-26 Date last modified: 2006-04-20