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 (nō-sŏl′ə-jē, -zŏl′-)
n. pl. no·sol·o·gies
1. The branch of medicine that deals with the classification of diseases.
2. A classification of diseases.

no′so·log′i·cal (-sə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl), no′so·log′ic (-ĭk) adj.
no′so·log′i·cal·ly adv.
no·sol′o·gist n.
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Death certificates were requested from the local health authorities and coded by a certified nosologist according to the International Classification of Diseases, 10th revision (ICD-10).
As the nosologist of record--creator, definer, and nomenclator of the original--it is my honor to advance the Azibo Nosology II containing 55 disorders drawing on the works of 22 scholars and mental health workers spanning over 60 years.
For death certificates from 1904 through 1955, a nosologist with a University of Utah research project used the literal information and coded cause of death to ICD revision 10 using the 2000 Medical Data System and supplemented this system with hand coding.
The risk factors from case histories were coded by one trained, professional nosologist to ensure uniformity.
(7) The so-called neo-Kraepelinians comprised a relatively small group of research oriented psychiatrist-nosologists, who, in the 1960s and 1970s, promulgated tenets of diagnostic classification first advanced by nineteenth century German nosologist, Emil Kraepelin.