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What is Neurology?
Neurology is a specialty that deals with the anatomy, functions, and disorders of nerves and the nervous system which includes the brain, the spinal cord, and the nerves.

Neurologists utilizes non-invasive imaging procedures to diagnose neurological disorders. Some of the procedures includes angiography, ultrasound and different type of scans such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)​, computed tomography (CT) and positron emission tomography (PET) scans to assist in detecting irregularities in the brain.​
Brain Tumuor
Brain tumuor is an abnormal growth of cells within the brain which can be benign or cancerous. Benign tumuor can be removed and it does not spread to other parts of the body. Cancerous or malignant tumuor contains cancer cells which are more life threatening and likely to grow rapidly. Signs and symptoms includes headaches, nausea or vomiting, confusion, hearing, speech and vision problems.

Parkinson’s disease
Parkinson’s disease belongs to motor system disorders which is due to the loss of dopamine-producing brain cells. Signs and symptoms includes tremor and trembling in hands, arms, legs, jaw and face. 

Epilepsy is a chronic disorder that causes unprovoked, recurrent seizures, a sudden rush of electrical activity in the brain which may affect the whole brain or just one part of the brain. One may not recall or have no memory of it happening.
Imaging test can reveal tumuors and abnormalities.
Treatments includes MRI scan, neurological examination, biopsy, CT scans,PET scans, chemotherapy and radiation therapy​.
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