Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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NA
vinorelbine
Na+
sodium
NAD
no abnormality detected
naloxone
A substance that is being studied as a treatment for constipation caused by narcotic medications. It belongs to the family of drugs called narcotic antagonists
nanogram
A measure of weight. One nanogram weighs a billion times less than one gram, and almost a trillion-times less than a pound
nanometer
One billionth of a meter
nanotechnology
In recent general usage, any technology related to features of nanometer scale
narcotic
An agent that causes insensibility or stupor; usually refers to opioids given to relieve pain
nasal
By or having to do with the nose
nasopharynx
(NAY-zo-fair-inks) The upper part of the throat behind the nose. An opening on each side of the nasopharynx leads into the ear
nasoscope
A thin lighted tube used to examine the nose. Also called a rhinoscope
nasoscopy
A procedure in which a thin, lighted tube is inserted into the nose to look for abnormal areas. Also called rhinoscopy
National Cancer Institute
NCI. The National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, is the Federal Government's principal agency More…
National Institutes of Health
NIH. The National Institutes of Health, the focal point of biomedical research in the United States, conducts research in its own laboratories; supports the research of non-Federal More…
natural killer cell
NK cell. A type of white blood cell that contains granules with enzymes that can kill tumor cells or microbial cells. Also called a large granular lymphocyte
RCA Rare Cancer Dictionary
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