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...

NECROMANIA (literally, mania for the dead)

Pathological preoccupation with dead bodies.The interest in corpses is usually of a sexual character and may in some cases take the form of necrophilia,...

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...

NORMALIZE

verb. to render a transformation to a group of information which generates a new group of scores which approximately follow the average distribution.

NOSOCOMIAL

designating or correlating to an infection that was transmitted in a hospital setting, which is not correlated to the patient's main disease.

NSAIDS

nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs: a big category of analgesic and anti-inflammatory compounds which comprises naproxen, ibuprofen, aspirin, and several others. They achieve their impacts by...

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