Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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nuclear
Relating to or constituting the nucleus of a cell
nuclear grade
An evaluation of the size and shape of the nucleus in tumor cells and the percentage of tumor cells that are in the process of dividing or growing. Cancers with low nuclear grade grow and More…
nuclear magnetic resonance imaging
NMRI. A procedure in which radio waves and a powerful magnet linked to a computer are used to create detailed pictures of areas inside the body. These pictures can show the difference More…
nuclear medicine scan
A method of diagnostic imaging that uses very small amounts of radioactive material. The patient is injected with a liquid that contains the radioactive substance, which collects in the More…
nuclei
Plural of nucleus.
nucleoli
Plural of nucleolus
nucleus
Part of the cell containing DNA and RNA and responsible for growth and reproduction
nurse
A health professional trained to care for people who are ill or disabled
nurse practitioner
Registered nurse who has received special additional education and training and can perform many of the duties of a physician.
nutraceutical
A food or dietary supplement that is believed to provide health benefits
nutrient
A chemical compound (such as protein, fat, carbohydrate, vitamins, or minerals) that make up foods. These compounds are used by the body to function and grow
nutrition
The taking in and use of food and other nourishing material by the body. Nutrition is a 3-part process. First, food or drink is consumed. Second, the body breaks down the food or drink into More…
nutritionist
A health professional with special training in nutrition who can offer help with the choice of foods a person eats and drinks. Also called a dietitian
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