NECROPHILIA (literally, love of corpses)

A sexual deviation consisting of a morbid sexual interest in dead bodies.This perversion seems to be confined to men. The necrophile achieves sexual arousal...

NERVE CONDUCTION

The process by which impulses are carried by nerve cells.Our knowledge of nerve conduction has gone through a number of stages. Early thinkers, such...

NEURASTHENIA (literally, nerve weakness)

An obsolescent term for a neurotic condition marked by severe fatigue, bodily weakness, poor concentration, feelings of inadequacy, and mental and physical listlessness. Other...

NEUROFIBROMATOSIS (Von Recklinghausen’s Disease)

A disorder transmitted by a dominant gene, causing mild or moderate mental defect in about one third of the cases. The clinical symptoms are...

NEURON (Nerve Cell)

The basic structural unit of the nervous system, which transmits impulses from one part of the body to another.The nervous system is a vast...

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH

The national voluntary citizens’ organization working to combat mental illness and advance mental health.The Association was formed in 1950 by a merger of three...

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH (NIMII)

In response to increased public awareness of the need for more research, training, and services in the mental health field, Congress passed the epoch-making...

NUCHAL RIGIDITY

rigidity along the posterior area of the neck, that can be correlated with trauma, damage, or neurological illness.

NUISANCE PARAMETER

a parameter of secondary focus which has to be approximated in effort to attain an approximation of or challenge a hypothesis about a parameter...

NURSING BEHAVIOR

the supervision by a female of essential nutrition for her young children until they're able of attaining their own food reserves. With regard...

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