Medical Dictionary Definitions A-Z List
Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «N»:
Navel: The umbilicus, the former site of attachment of the umbilical cord, usually found in about the middle of the
The appearance of the navel depends on how the cord was cut
and also on the condition of the underlying muscle. If the muscles
are firm and the cut was close enough...
NBCCS: Nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome, also known as the Gorlin syndrome....
NBIA: Neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation. See: Hallervorden-Spatz disease....
NCCAM: National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine....
NCCS: National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship....
NCEP: The National Cholesterol Education Program. See: National Cholesterol Education Program...
NCI (National Cancer Institute)
NCI (National Cancer Institute): The
Cancer Institute is one of the National Institutes
of Health (NIH) in the U.S. The mission of the NCI is to "lead a
national effort to reduce the burden of cancer morbidity
and mortality and ultimately to prevent the disease.
Through basic and clin...
NCRR: Stands for National Center
for Research Resources, one of the Centers of the National
Institutes of Health. NCRR's mission is to "advance
biomedical research and improves human health through
research projects and shared resources that create,
develop, and provide a comprehensive range of...
NCS: Nerve conduction study. See: Nerve conduction velocity test....
NCV: Nerve conduction velocity. See: Nerve conduction velocity test....
ND: Abbreviation for Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine; Natural death; Newcastle disease; Normal delivery; Notifiable disease....
Neanderthal: An extinct subspecies of Homo sapiens who lived in Europe and the area around the Mediterranean from 100,000 to 30,000 years ago. Study of mitochondrial DNA indicates that Neanderthal man made little or no contribution to the genome of modern humans.
Named after Neanderthal (Neander va...
Nearsightedness: The ability
to see near objects more clearly than distant objects. Also called myopia .
Myopia can be caused by a longer-than-normal eyeball or by any condition that prevents light rays from focusing on the retina.
Most forms of myopia can be managed with corrective ...
Nebulization, heated: Administration of
medication via fine spray that has been heated to increase
its water content....
Nebulizer: A device for administering a
medication by spraying a fine mist into the nose. Also
known as an atomizer....