Medical Dictionary Definitions A-Z List
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Nails, jogger's: Very small semi-circular white spots on the nails. These spots may be found on the fingernails and, particularly, the toenails. The white spots on the nails reflect injury to the base (matrix) of the nail. The matrix is the part under the visible nail where the nail cells and the n...
Nails, ringworm of the
Nails, ringworm of the: The most common fungus
infection of the nails, also called onychomycosis.
Onychomycosis makes the nails look white and opaque, thickened,
and brittle. Those at increased risk for developing onychomycosis
People with diabetes;
People with disease of the small blood...
Nails, white spots on the
Nails, white spots on the: Very small semi-circular white spots on the nails. These spots may be found on the fingernails and, particularly, the toenails. The white spots on the nails reflect injury to the base (matrix) of the nail. The matrix is the part under the visible nail where the nail cells...
Naloxone: A drug that antagonizes morphine and other opiates. Naloxone is a pure opiate antagonist and prevents or reverses the effects of opioids including respiratory depression, sedation and hypotension. Sold under the brand name of Narcan and in combination with buprenorphine as Suboxone....
Naltrexone: A derivative of naloxone used as an orally active and long-acting potent pure narcotic antagonist. Naltrexone is an alternative to methadone in the treatment of addiction to heroin and other opiates. See also: Naltrexone treatment program....
Naltrexone treatment program
Naltrexone treatment program: Treatment of opiate addicts with naltrexone, a long-acting synthetic opiate antagonist with few side effects that is taken orally either daily or three times a week for a sustained period of time. Naltrexone treatment programs for opiate addicts usually are conducted in...
NAME syndrome: Acronym for Nevi, Atrial myxoma, Myxoid neurofibroma, and Ephelides. Now included in the Carney complex. See: Carney complex....
Named reporting: In public health, named reporting is the reporting of
infected persons by name to public health departments. This is standard practice for the
surveillance of many infectious diseases such as syphilis, gonorrhea, and tuberculosis
that pose a public health threat. The opposite of na...
Naming diseases: See: Disease nomenclature....
Nanism: Once known as dwarfism, this condition is now correctly
called short stature. ...
Nanny: A woman employed full-time to take care of one or more children in a family home. Nanny is the diminutive of Ann or Anne and a nanny is also a female goat but the origin of the term nanny as a woman caring for children is conjectural. The male equivalent of a nanny is a manny....
Nanny cam: A camcorder (a video camera and video recorder in one unit) that displays a live feed so that parents can monitor their babysitters. Also known as a nanny-cam or nannycam....
Nannycam: See: Nanny cam....
Napiform: A little-used but useful adjective meaning turnip-shaped. Large and round at the top and tapering down sharply and becoming exceedingly slender toward the bottom tip. "A napiform root is one when much swollen at the base, so as to become broader than long, as that of the turnip." (The Comp...
Naprelan: See: Naproxen....