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  1. Newborn intensive care unit Newborn intensive care unit
    Newborn intensive care unit: An intensive care unit designed for premature and ill newborn babies. Abbreviated NICU. Also called a neonatal intensive care unit....
  2. Newborn screening Newborn screening
    Newborn screening: Tests of newborns to screen for serious treatable diseases most of which are genetic. The newborn screening tests done in the United States are decided on a state-by-state basis. The most common newborn screening tests in the US include those for hypothyroidism (underactivity ...
  3. Newborn test, Brazelton Newborn test, Brazelton
    Newborn test, Brazelton: A widely used test of the newborn baby as to their neurologic status and developmental progress. The Brazelton newborn test is formally called the Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS). However, the NBAS which was devised by the Harvard pediatrician T. Berry Brazelton ...
  4. Nexus Nexus
    Nexus: A connection or link. A causal connection. A connected series. "Nexus" comes from the Latin "nectere" meaning "to bind." The same Latin root gave rise to "connect" and "annex." "Nexus" achieved some currency as the title of a book by Henry Miller (1891-1980). Following "Sexus" (1949) and "Pl...
  5. NF NF
    NF: Abbreviation for Neurofibromatosis and for National Formulary....
  6. NF1 (neurofibromatosis type 1) NF1 (neurofibromatosis type 1)
    NF1 (neurofibromatosis type 1): See: Neurofibromatosis type 1....
  7. NF2 (neurofibromatosis type 2) NF2 (neurofibromatosis type 2)
    NF2 (neurofibromatosis type 2): Neurofibromatosis type 2....
  8. NG NG
    NG: Nasogastric....
  9. NG tube NG tube
    NG tube: See: Nasogastric tube....
  10. NGF NGF
    NGF: Nerve growth factor....
  11. NGFB NGFB
    NGFB: The beta polypeptide chain of nerve growth factor....
  12. NHGRI NHGRI
    NHGRI: Stands for National Human Genome Research Institute, one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the U.S. NHGRI's mission is to "support the NIH component of the Human Genome Project, a worldwide research effort designed to analyze the structure of human DNA and determine the loc...
  13. NHLBI NHLBI
    NHLBI: Stands for the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, one of the National Institutes of Health in the U.S. The NHLBI's mission is to "provide leadership for a national research program in diseases of the heart, blood vessels, lungs, and blood and in transfusion medicine through sup...
  14. NIA (National Institute on Aging) NIA (National Institute on Aging)
    NIA (National Institute on Aging): One of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH). The mission of the National Institute on Aging is to "lead a national program of research on the biomedical, social, and behavioral aspects of the aging process; the prevention of age-related diseases and dis...
  15. NIAAA (Nat'l Inst. on Alcoh. Abuse and Alcoholism) NIAAA (Nat'l Inst. on Alcoh. Abuse and Alcoholism)
    NIAAA (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism): The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism is one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the U.S. The mission of NIAAA is to "conduct research focused on improving the treatment and prevention of alcoholism and alcoh...