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  • n   noun the 14th letter of the Roman alphabet;  (of a solution) concentration expressed in gram equivalents of solute per liter;  a unit of force equal to the force that imparts an acceleration of 1 m/sec/sec to a mass of 1 kilogram; equal to 100,000 dynes;  the cardinal compass point that is at 0 or 360 degrees;  a common nonmetallic element that is normally a colorless odorless tasteless inert diatomic gas; constitutes 78 percent of the atmosphere by volume; a constituent of all living tissues
  • n acetylcysteine.
  • n methyl d aspartate.
  • n methyl d aspartate antagonist for parkinson.
  • n said.
  • n sclc.
  • n stemi.
  • n yh a.
  • naat.
  • naat nucleic acid amplification tests.
  • nabumetone   noun a nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drug (trade name Relafen)
  • nacs.
  • nadolol   noun a beta adrenergic blocking agent (trade name Corgard) that is used to treat hypertension and angina
  • nafcillin   noun a penicillinase resistant form of penicillin (trade name Nafcil) used (usually in the form of its sodium salt) to treat infections caused by penicillin resistant strains of staphylococci
  • nafld.
  • nafld nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
  • nail   noun a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener;  horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits;  a former unit of length for cloth equal to 1/16 of a yard;  verb attach something somewhere by means of nails;  complete a pass;  take into custody;  hit hard;  locate exactly; succeed at easily;  succeed in obtaining a position
  • nails.
  • najjar.
  • najjar syndrome.
  • naloxone   noun a potent narcotic antagonist (trade name Narcan) especially effective with morphine
  • naltrexone   noun an oral antagonist against the action of opiates
  • name   noun by the sanction or authority of;  a language unit by which a person or thing is known;  a defamatory or abusive word or phrase;  family based on male descent;  a well known or notable person;  a person's reputation;  verb mention and identify by name; give the name or identifying characteristics of; refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property;  assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to;  charge with a function; charge to be;  determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis;  identify as in botany or biology, for example;  give or make a list of; name individually; give the names of;  make reference to;  create and charge with a task or function
  • names   noun verbal abuse; a crude substitute for argument
  • nancial.
  • napoleon   noun a card game similar to whist; usually played for stakes;  a rectangular piece of pastry with thin flaky layers and filled with custard cream;  French general who became emperor of the French (1769 1821)
  • naproxen   noun a nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drug (trade name Naprosyn) used in the treatment of arthritis and musculoskeletal inflammation and moderate pain
  • narcissistic   adj. characteristic of those having an inflated idea of their own importance
  • narcolepsy   noun a sleep disorder characterized by sudden and uncontrollable episodes of deep sleep
  • narcotic   adj. inducing mental lethargy;  inducing stupor or narcosis; of or relating to or designating narcotics;  noun a drug that produces numbness or stupor; often taken for pleasure or to reduce pain; extensive use can lead to addiction
  • narcotics.
  • narcotics for pain management during labor.
  • narrow   adj. limited in size or scope;  not wide;  very limited in degree;  lacking tolerance or flexibility or breadth of view; characterized by painstaking care and detailed examination;  noun a narrow strait connecting two bodies of water;  verb make or become more narrow or restricted;  become tight or as if tight;  become more special;  define clearly
  • nasal   adj. sounding as if the nose were pinched;  of or in or relating to the nose;  noun an elongated rectangular bone that forms the bridge of the nose;  a consonant produced through the nose with the mouth closed
  • nasal mass.
  • nascet.
  • nasogastric.
  • nasolacrimal.
  • nasopharyngeal   adj. of or relating to or located near the nasopharynx
  • nasopharynx   noun cavity forming the upper part of the pharynx
  • natalizumab.
  • nateglinide.
  • nathaniel.
  • national   adj. concerned with or applicable to or belonging to an entire nation or country;  limited to or in the interests of a particular nation;  owned or maintained for the public by the national government;  of or relating to or belonging to a nation or country;  of or relating to nationality;  characteristic of or peculiar to the people of a nation;  inside the country;  noun a person who owes allegiance to that nation
  • national ambulatory care survey.
  • national cancer institute.
  • national center for complementary and.
  • national center for complementary and alternative medicine.
  • national center for health statistics.
  • national center on elder abuse.
  • national cholesterol education program.
  • national clinician.
  • national committee for quality assurance.
  • national health and examination surveys on overweight and.
  • national health and nutrition examination.
  • national health interview survey.
  • national healthcare disparities report.
  • national heart lung and blood institute.
  • national high blood pressure education program.
  • national high blood pressure education program working group.
  • national institute of mental health epidemiologic catchment area.
  • national institutes of health   noun an agency in the Department of Health and Human Services whose mission is to employ science in the pursuit of knowledge to improve human health; is the principal biomedical research agency of the federal government
  • national lung screening trial.
  • national morbidity and interventions in.
  • national surgical adjuvant breast and bowel project.
  • national survey of family growth.
  • native   adj. belonging to one by birth;  characteristic of or existing by virtue of geographic origin;  characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from the beginning;  as found in nature in the elemental form;  noun a person who was born in a particular place; an indigenous person
  • natriuretic   adj. of or relating to natriuresis
  • natural   adj. being talented through inherited qualities;  related by blood; not adopted;  in accordance with nature; relating to or concerning nature;  existing in or produced by nature; not artificial or imitation;  existing in or in conformity with nature or the observable world; neither supernatural nor magical;  (of a key) containing no sharps or flats; (of a note) being neither raised nor lowered by one chromatic semitone;  functioning or occurring in a normal way; lacking abnormalities or deficiencies;  (used especially of commodities) being unprocessed or manufactured using only simple or minimal processes;  unthinking; prompted by (or as if by) instinct; free from artificiality;  noun (craps) a first roll of 7 or 11 that immediately wins the stake;  a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat;  someone regarded as certain to succeed
  • natural history   noun the scientific study of plants or animals (more observational than experimental) usually published in popular magazines rather than in academic journals
  • natural medicines comprehensive database on cam information.
  • nature   noun the complex of emotional and intellectual attributes that determine a person's characteristic actions and reactions;  the essential qualities or characteristics by which something is recognized;  a particular type of thing;  the natural physical world including plants and animals and landscapes etc.;  a causal agent creating and controlling things in the universe
  • nature of suffering and the goals of medicine the.
  • naturopathy   noun a method of treating disease using food and exercise and heat to assist the natural healing process
  • nausea   noun disgust so strong it makes you feel sick;  the state that precedes vomiting
  • nausea and vomiting.
  • nausea and vomiting management of as goal in hospice.
  • navicular   adj. shaped like a boat;  noun the largest wrist bone on the thumb side
  • nccam.
  • nccam national center for complementary and alternative.
  • ncea.
  • ncea national center on elder abuse.
  • ncep.
  • ncep national cholesterol education program.
  • ncg.
  • nch.
  • nchs.
  • nci.
  • nci national cancer institute.
  • ncqa.
  • nding.
  • nebivolol.
  • nebulizer   noun a dispenser that turns a liquid (such as perfume) into a fine mist
  • neck   noun an opening in a garment for the neck of the wearer; a part of the garment near the wearer's neck;  the part of an organism that connects the head to the rest of the body;  a cut of meat from the neck of an animal;  a narrow elongated projecting strip of land;  verbkiss, embrace, or fondle with sexual passion
  • necrolysis   noun disintegration and dissolution of dead tissue
  • necrosis   noun the localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply)
  • necrotizing.
  • need   noun anything that is necessary but lacking;  a condition requiring relief;  the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior;  a state of extreme poverty or destitution;  verb have or feel a need for;  have need of;  require as useful, just, or proper
  • needed   adj. necessary for relief or supply
  • needleman.
  • needles.
  • needling.
  • needs   adv. in such a manner as could not be otherwise
  • neef.
  • neer.
  • nefazodone   noun an antidepressant drug (trade name Serzone)
  • nefazodone for psychotropic induced sexual.
  • negative   adj. expressing or consisting of a negation or refusal or denial;  having the quality of something harmful or unpleasant; characterized by or displaying negation or denial or opposition or resistance; having no positive features;  less than zero;  reckoned in a direction opposite to that regarded as positive;  not indicating the presence of microorganisms or disease or a specific condition; having a negative electric charge;  involving disadvantage or harm; designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions;  noun a piece of photographic film showing an image with black and white tones reversed;  a reply of denial;  verb vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent
  • negative predictive value.
  • neglect   noun the state of something that has been unused and neglected;  willful lack of care and attention;  failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances;  the trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern;  lack of attention and due care;  verb leave undone or leave out;  fail to attend to;  give little or no attention to;  fail to do something; leave something undone
  • neisseria.
  • nelson   noun English admiral who defeated the French fleets of Napoleon but was mortally wounded at Trafalgar (1758 1805)
  • nematodes.
  • neo care.
  • neoformans.
  • neomycin   noun an antibiotic obtained from an actinomycete and used (as a sulphate under the trade name Neobiotic) as an intestinal antiseptic in surgery
  • neonatal   adj. relating to or affecting the infant during the first month after birth
  • neonatal hyperbilirubinemia jaundice with.
  • neonatal sepsis.
  • neonate   noun a baby from birth to four weeks
  • neonate with meconium stained fluid in.
  • neonates.
  • neonates infants.
  • neonatorum.
  • neoplasia   noun the pathological process that results in the formation and growth of a tumor
  • neoplasm   noun an abnormal new mass of tissue that serves no purpose
  • neoplasms.
  • neoplastic   adj. of or related to or having the properties of a neoplasm
  • neoral.
  • neovascularization.
  • nephritic   adj. of or relating to the kidneys;  affected by nephritis
  • nephritis   noun an inflammation of the kidney
  • nephrocalcinosis   noun renal lithiasis in which calcium deposits form in the renal parenchyma and result in reduced kidney function and blood in the urine
  • nephrogenic.
  • nephropathy   noun a disease affecting the kidneys
  • nephropathy as complication of diabetes.
  • nephroptosis   noun prolapse of the kidney
  • nephrosis   noun a disease affecting the kidneys;  a syndrome characterized by edema and large amounts of protein in the urine and usually increased blood cholesterol; usually associated with glomerulonephritis or with a complication of various systemic diseases
  • nephrotic.
  • nerve   noun any bundle of nerve fibers running to various organs and tissues of the body;  impudent aggressiveness;  the courage to carry on;  verb get ready for something difficult or unpleasant
  • nerve roots.
  • nerves   noun control of your emotions;  an uneasy psychological state
  • nervosa.
  • nervous   adj. easily agitated;  of or relating to the nervous system; unpredictably excitable (especially of horses);  excited in anticipation; causing or fraught with or showing anxiety
  • nesina.
  • netherlands   noun a constitutional monarchy in western Europe on the North Sea; half the country lies below sea level
  • netherlands institute of.
  • netherlands ministry of health and.
  • network   noun (broadcasting) a communication system consisting of a group of broadcasting stations that all transmit the same programs;  (electronics) a system of interconnected electronic components or circuits;  a system of intersecting lines or channels; an interconnected system of things or people;  an open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at regular intervals;  verbcommunicate with and within a group
  • neural   adj. of or relating to neurons;  of or relating to the nervous system
  • neural tube defects.
  • neuralgia   noun acute spasmodic pain along the course of one or more nerves
  • neurapraxia.
  • neurinoma   noun tumor (usually benign) of the sheath surrounding a nerve
  • neurinoma acoustic.
  • neuritis   noun inflammation of a nerve accompanied by pain and sometimes loss of function
  • neuritis peripheral.
  • neuro developmental.
  • neuroanatomy   noun the anatomy of the nervous system
  • neurobiology   noun the branch of biology that deals with the anatomy and physiology and pathology of the nervous system
  • neurobiology of anxiety and depression.
  • neuroblastoma   noun malignant tumor containing embryonic nerve cells; usually metastasizes quickly
  • neurocutaneous.
  • neurodevelopment.
  • neurodevelopmental.
  • neuroendocrine   adj. of or relating to the nervous and endocrine systems (especially as they function together)
  • neuroendocrine serotonin secreting tumor.
  • neurofibrillary.
  • neurofibromas.
  • neurofibromatosis   noun autosomal dominant disease characterized by numerous neurofibromas and by spots on the skin and often by developmental abnormalities
  • neurogenic   adj. arising in or stimulated by nerve tissues
  • neurolinguistic.
  • neurolinguistic programming.
  • neurologic disorders.
  • neurology   noun (neurology) the branch of medicine that deals with the nervous system and its disorders;  the branch of medical science that deals with the nervous system
  • neuroma   noun any tumor derived from cells of the nervous system
  • neuromas.
  • neuromuscular   adj. affecting or characteristic of both neural and muscular tissue
  • neuron   noun a cell that is specialized to conduct nerve impulses
  • neuronitis.
  • neuropathic.
  • neuropathies.
  • neuropathy   noun any pathology of the peripheral nerves
  • neuroprotective.
  • neuropsychiatric   adj. of or relating to neuropsychiatry
  • neuropsychiatric disorders.
  • neurosis   noun a mental or personality disturbance not attributable to any known neurological or organic dysfunction
  • neurostimulant.
  • neurosyphilis   noun syphilis of the central nervous system
  • neurotransmitter   noun transmits nerve impulses across a synapse
  • neurotrauma.
  • neutropenia   noun leukopenia in which the decrease is primarily in number of neutrophils (the chief phagocytic leukocyte)
  • neutropenic.
  • neutrophil   noun the chief phagocytic leukocyte; stains with either basic or acid dyes
  • nevi.
  • nevus   noun a blemish on the skin that is formed before birth
  • new   adj. unfamiliar;  having no previous example or precedent or parallel;  (of crops) harvested at an early stage of development; before complete maturity;  in use after medieval times;  not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered;  other than the former one(s); different;  unaffected by use or exposure;  used of a living language; being the current stage in its development;  lacking training or experience;  original and of a kind not seen before;  (of a new kind or fashion) gratuitously new;  adv. very recently
  • new brunswick extra mural hospital.
  • new york h eart association.
  • newborn care of.
  • newborns.
  • news   noun new information about specific and timely events;  new information of any kind;  information reported in a newspaper or news magazine;  the quality of being sufficiently interesting to be reported in news bulletins;  a program devoted to news
  • newton   noun English mathematician and physicist; remembered for developing the calculus and for his law of gravitation and his three laws of motion (1642 1727);  a unit of force equal to the force that imparts an acceleration of 1 m/sec/sec to a mass of 1 kilogram; equal to 100,000 dynes
  • next   adj. immediately following in time or order;  nearest in space or position; immediately adjoining without intervening space;  (of elected officers) elected but not yet serving;  adv. at the time or occasion immediately following
  • nexus   noun a connected series or group;  the means of connection between things linked in series
  • nhanes.
  • nhbli.
  • nhbli national heart lung and blood institute.
  • nhbpep.
  • nhbpep national high blood pressure education program.
  • nhdr.
  • nhdr national healthcare disparities report.
  • nhis.
  • nhis national health interview survey.
  • nhlbi.
  • ni   noun a hard malleable ductile silvery metallic element that is resistant to corrosion; used in alloys; occurs in pentlandite and smaltite and garnierite and millerite
  • niacin   noun a B vitamin essential for the normal function of the nervous system and the gastrointestinal tract
  • niacin deficiency.
  • niacin in older adults with signs of excess and.
  • niaspan.
  • nicardipine.
  • nicardipine hydrochloride.
  • nicotine   noun an alkaloid poison that occurs in tobacco; used in medicine and as an insecticide
  • nicotine replacement therapy.
  • nicotinic.
  • niddm   noun mild form of diabetes mellitus that develops gradually in adults; can be precipitated by obesity or severe stress or menopause or other factors; can usually be controlled by diet and hypoglycemic agents without injections of insulin
  • niderman.
  • niemann.
  • nietzsche   noun influential German philosopher remembered for his concept of the superman and for his rejection of Christian values; considered, along with Kierkegaard, to be a founder of existentialism (1844 1900)
  • nifedipine   noun calcium blocker (trade name Procardia); appears to increase the risk of recurrent heart attacks
  • night   noun darkness;  the dark part of the diurnal cycle considered a time unit;  the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside;  the time between sunset and midnight;  the period spent sleeping;  a period of ignorance or backwardness or gloom;  a shortening of nightfall;  Roman goddess of night; daughter of Erebus; counterpart of Greek Nyx
  • nightmares.
  • nigricans.
  • nih   noun an agency in the Department of Health and Human Services whose mission is to employ science in the pursuit of knowledge to improve human health; is the principal biomedical research agency of the federal government
  • nih national institutes of health.
  • nile   noun the world's longest river (4150 miles); flows northward through eastern Africa into the Mediterranean; the Nile River valley in Egypt was the site of the world's first great civilization
  • nineteenth   adj. coming next after the eighteenth in position;  nounposition 19 in a countable series of things
  • nipple   noun a flexible cap on a baby's feeding bottle or pacifier; the small projection of a mammary gland
  • nippv.
  • nisoldipine.
  • nition.
  • nitrate   noun any compound containing the nitrate group (such as a salt or ester of nitric acid);  verb treat with nitric acid, so as to change an organic compound into a nitrate
  • nitrates.
  • nitric   adj. of or containing nitrogen
  • nitric oxide inhaled for pulmonary.
  • nitrite   noun the radical NO2 or any compound containing it (such as a salt or ester of nitrous acid)
  • nitrites.
  • nitrofuran   noun derivative of furan used to inhibit bacterial growth
  • nitrofurantoin   noun derivative of nitrofuran used as an antibacterial medicine (trade name Macrodantin) effective against a broad range of Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria; used to treat infections of the urinary tract
  • nitrogen   noun a common nonmetallic element that is normally a colorless odorless tasteless inert diatomic gas; constitutes 78 percent of the atmosphere by volume; a constituent of all living tissues
  • nitroglycerin   noun a heavy yellow poisonous oily explosive liquid obtained by nitrating glycerol; used in making explosives and medically as a vasodilator (trade names Nitrospan and Nitrostat)
  • nitroglycerine   noun a heavy yellow poisonous oily explosive liquid obtained by nitrating glycerol; used in making explosives and medically as a vasodilator (trade names Nitrospan and Nitrostat)
  • nitroimidazole.
  • nitroprusside.
  • nitrosamines.
  • nits.
  • nlein.
  • nlp   noun the branch of information science that deals with natural language information
  • nlst.
  • nmda.
  • nocardiosis.
  • nocturia   noun excessive urination at night; especially common in older men
  • nocturnal   adj. belonging to or active during the night;  of or relating to or occurring in the night
  • nodal.
  • node   noun (computer science) any computer that is hooked up to a computer network;  any bulge or swelling of an anatomical structure or part;  (astronomy) a point where an orbit crosses a plane;  (physics) the point of minimum displacement in a periodic system;  any thickened enlargement;  a connecting point at which several lines come together;  the source of lymph and lymphocytes
  • nodes.
  • nodosa.
  • nodosum.
  • nodular   adj. having nodules or occurring in the form of nodules; relating to or characterized by or having nodules
  • nodule   noun a small node;  (mineralogy) a small rounded lump of mineral substance (usually harder than the surrounding rock or sediment);  small rounded wartlike protuberance on a plant
  • nodules.
  • noise   noun incomprehensibility resulting from irrelevant information or meaningless facts or remarks;  the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience;  a loud outcry of protest or complaint;  sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound);  electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication;  the quality of lacking any predictable order or plan; verb emit a noise
  • noise induced.
  • nomenclature   noun a system of words used to name things in a particular discipline
  • nomogram   noun a graphic representation of numerical relations
  • non ag.
  • non coronary.
  • non group a.
  • non h.
  • non insulin dependent.
  • non q wave.
  • non small.
  • non small cell lung cancer.
  • non st.
  • non st segment.
  • non st segment elevation.
  • non st segment elevation myocardial.
  • nonabsorbable.
  • nonaccidental.
  • nonaccommodative.
  • nonalcoholic   adj. characterized by the absence of alcohol
  • nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
  • nonallergic.
  • nonanemic.
  • nonanion.
  • nonarticular.
  • nonbacterial.
  • nonbloody.
  • nonbullous.
  • noncardiac.
  • noncaseating.
  • noncaseating granuloma.
  • noncontact.
  • noncontraceptive.
  • nonctact.
  • nondermatophyte.
  • nondihydropyridine.
  • nondiscrimination.
  • nongonococcal.
  • nonhealing.
  • nonhemolytic.
  • nonimaging.
  • nonimmune   adj. (often followed by `to') likely to be affected with
  • noninfectious   adj. not infectious
  • noninflammatory   adj. not inflammatory
  • noninsulin.
  • noninvasive   adj. relating to a technique that does not involve puncturing the skin or entering a body cavity
  • noninvasive positive pressure ventilation.
  • noninvasive vascular study for peripheral arterial.
  • nonketotic.
  • nonmotor.
  • nonmotor symptoms treatment of for parkinson.
  • nonorganic.
  • nonosmotic.
  • nonparametric   adj. not involving an estimation of the parameters of a statistic
  • nonpaternity.
  • nonpaternity and unknown adoption in genetic disorders.
  • nonpathologic.
  • nonpharmacologic.
  • nonpharmacologic techniques for pain control.
  • nonpitting.
  • nonpolyposis.
  • nonproliferative.
  • nonspecifi.
  • nonspecific   adj. not caused by a specific agent; used also of staining in making microscope slides
  • nonsteroidal   adj. not steroidal or not having the effects of steroid hormones;  noun an organic compound that does no contain a steroid
  • nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drug.
  • nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drugs.
  • nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug.
  • nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs.
  • nonstimulants.
  • nonstress.
  • nonstress test in antepartum fetal surveillance.
  • nonsynonymous.
  • nontoxic   adj. not producing or resulting from poison;  safe to eat
  • nontraditional   adj. not conforming to or in accord with tradition
  • nontuberculous.
  • nontyphoidal.
  • nonulcer.
  • nonverbal   adj. involving little use of language;  lacking verbal skill; concerned with numbers rather than words;  being other than verbal communication
  • noonan.
  • norbeck.
  • norepinephrine   noun a catecholamine precursor of epinephrine that is secreted by the adrenal medulla and also released at synapses
  • norepinephrine dopamine.
  • norepinephrine dopamine reuptake inhibitors.
  • norepinephrine serotonin.
  • norfloxacin.
  • normal   adj. conforming with or constituting a norm or standard or level or type or social norm; not abnormal;  being approximately average or within certain limits in e.g. intelligence and development; in accordance with scientific laws;  forming a right angle;  nounsomething regarded as a normative example
  • normal equilibrium state and stressors.
  • normal pressure.
  • normal vs.
  • normality   noun conformity with the norm;  expectedness as a consequence of being usual or regular or common;  (of a solution) concentration expressed in gram equivalents of solute per liter; being within certain limits that define the range of normal functioning
  • normalized.
  • normally   adv. under normal conditions
  • normocytic.
  • norms.
  • norpramin.
  • north   adj. situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the north;  adv. in a northern direction;  noun any region lying in or toward the north;  the region of the United States lying north of the Mason Dixon line;  British statesman under George III whose policies led to rebellion in the American colonies (1732 1792);  the cardinal compass point that is at 0 or 360 degrees;  the direction in which a compass needle points;  the United States (especially the northern states during the American Civil War)
  • north american   adj. of or pertaining to or characteristic of the continent or countries of North America or their peoples;  noun a native or inhabitant of North America
  • north american symptomatic carotid.
  • nortriptyline   noun a tricyclic antidepressant drug (trade name Pamelor) used along with psychotherapy to treat dysthymic depression; may interact dangerously if taken with other drugs
  • norvasc   noun a vasodilator (trade name Norvasc) taken in tablet form; prescribed for hypertension and angina pectoris
  • nose   noun a front that resembles a human nose (especially the front of an aircraft);  the front or forward projection of a tool or weapon;  the organ of smell and entrance to the respiratory tract; the prominent part of the face of man or other mammals;  a natural skill; the sense of smell (especially in animals);  a symbol of inquisitiveness;  a small distance;  a projecting spout from which a fluid is discharged;  verb defeat by a narrow margin;  push or move with the nose;  advance the forward part of with caution;  rub noses; catch the scent of; get wind of;  search or inquire in a meddlesome way
  • not   adv. negation of a word or group of words
  • note   noun a characteristic emotional quality;  a brief written record; a short personal letter;  a comment or instruction (usually added);  a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound;  a tone of voice that shows what the speaker is feeling;  a promise to pay a specified amount on demand or at a certain time;  a piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank);  high status importance owing to marked superiority;  verb make mention of; make a written note of;  observe with care or pay close attention to; notice or perceive
  • nothing   adv. in no way; to no degree;  noun a nonexistent thing;  a quantity of no importance
  • npuap.
  • npv.
  • nrt.
  • nrt nicotine replacement therapy.
  • nsabp.
  • nsabp national surgical adjuvant breast and bowel project.
  • nsaid   noun an anti inflammatory drug that does not contain steroids
  • nsaids.
  • nsaids anti inflammatory drugs nonsteroidal.
  • nsaids nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs.
  • nsclc.
  • nsfg.
  • nsfg national survey of family growth.
  • nstemi.
  • ntds.
  • ntds neural tube defects.
  • nuchal.
  • nuchal translucency ultrasound assessment of.
  • nuckolls.
  • nuclear   adj. constituting or like a nucleus;  (weapons) deriving destructive energy from the release of atomic energy;  of or relating to or constituting the nucleus of an atom;  of or relating to or constituting the nucleus of a cell
  • nucleic.
  • nucleic acid amplification tests.
  • nucleus   noun a part of the cell containing DNA and RNA and responsible for growth and reproduction;  any histologically identifiable mass of neural cell bodies in the brain or spinal cord;  the positively charged dense center of an atom;  (astronomy) the center of the head of a comet; consists of small solid particles of ice and frozen gas that vaporizes on approaching the sun to form the coma and tail;  a small group of indispensable persons or things
  • number   noun an item of merchandise offered for sale;  a clothing measurement;  the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals;  the grammatical category for the forms of nouns and pronouns and verbs that are used depending on the number of entities involved (singular or dual or plural);  a numeral or string of numerals that is used for identification;  a select company of people;  a concept of quantity derived from zero and units;  the number is used in calling a particular telephone;  one of a series published periodically;  a symbol used to represent a number;  a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program;  verb place a limit on the number of;  enumerate;  give numbers to;  determine the number or amount of;  add up in number or quantity;  put into a group
  • numbers   noun the fourth book of the Old Testament; contains a record of the number of Israelites who followed Moses out of Egypt; an illegal daily lottery
  • numbness   noun partial or total lack of sensation in a part of the body; a symptom of nerve damage or dysfunction;  the trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things generally
  • nummular.
  • nurse   noun one skilled in caring for young children or the sick (usually under the supervision of a physician);  a woman who is the custodian of children;  verb try to cure by special care of treatment, of an illness or injury;  treat carefully;  serve as a nurse; care for sick or handicapped people;  give suck to;  maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)
  • nursery   noun a child's room for a baby;  a building with glass walls and roof; for the cultivation and exhibition of plants under controlled conditions
  • nurses.
  • nursing   noun the work of caring for the sick or injured or infirm; nourishing at the breast;  the profession of a nurse
  • nutrient   adj. of or providing nourishment;  noun any substance that can be metabolized by an organism to give energy and build tissue
  • nutrients.
  • nutrition   noun the scientific study of food and drink (especially in humans);  (physiology) the organic process of nourishing or being nourished; the processes by which an organism assimilates food and uses it for growth and maintenance;  a source of materials to nourish the body
  • nutritional   adj. of or relating to or providing nutrition
  • nutritional deficiencies laboratory tests for.
  • nutritional deficiencies osteoporosis and.
  • nutritional neuropathy.
  • nutritional requirements conditions increasing.
  • nutritional summary.
  • nutritional summary of.
  • nutritional supplementation.
  • nyh.
  • nyh a.
  • nystagmus   noun involuntary movements of the eyeballs; its presence or absence is used to diagnose a variety of neurological and visual disorders
  • nystatin   noun an antifungal and antibiotic (trade names Mycostatin and Nystan) discovered in New York State; derived from soil fungi actinomycetes

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