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View in Spanish: Examen neurológico

Neurological exam (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: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.