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narcolepsy Tweet Definition of narcolepsy Like Definition of narcolepsy on Facebook
noun (pluralnarcolepsies)
  1. (pathology) A disorder characterized by sudden and uncontrollable attacks of deep sleep, often brief, sometimes accompanied by paralysis and hallucinations
narcosis Tweet Definition of narcosis Like Definition of narcosis on Facebook
noun (narcoses)
  1. (pathology) unconsciousness, Unconsciousness caused by a drug, anaesthetic or other chemical substance.
nausea Tweet Definition of nausea Like Definition of nausea on Facebook
noun
  1. A feeling of physical unwellness, usually with the desire to vomit.
  2. Strong dislike or disgust.
  3. sea-sickness, Sea-sickness.
nauseate Tweet Definition of nauseate Like Definition of nauseate on Facebook
verb (nauseat, ing)
  1. To cause nausea.
  2. To disgust.
nauseating Tweet Definition of nauseating Like Definition of nauseating on Facebook
adjective
  1. causing disgust, revulsion or loathing
  2. causing nausea
nauseous Tweet Definition of nauseous Like Definition of nauseous on Facebook
adjective
  1. Causing nausea; sickening or disgusting.
neoplasm Tweet Definition of neoplasm Like Definition of neoplasm on Facebook
noun
  1. (context, pathology, oncology) An abnormal new growth of disorganized tissue in animals or plants.
nephritis Tweet Definition of nephritis Like Definition of nephritis on Facebook
noun (pluralnephritides or nephritises)
  1. Inflammation of the kidney.
nephropathy Tweet Definition of nephropathy Like Definition of nephropathy on Facebook
noun (pluralnephropathies)
  1. Damage to, disease of, or abnormality of the kidneys.
nephrosis Tweet Definition of nephrosis Like Definition of nephrosis on Facebook
noun (pluralnephroses)
  1. A non-inflammatory disease of the kidneys that is characterised by the leaking of blood protein into the urine, swelling or oedema, and degenerative lesions.
neuralgia Tweet Definition of neuralgia Like Definition of neuralgia on Facebook
noun
  1. (context, pathology, neurology) An acute, severe, intermittent pain that radiates along a nerve.
neuritis Tweet Definition of neuritis Like Definition of neuritis on Facebook
noun (neuritides)
  1. (context, neurology, pathology) inflammation, Inflammation of one or more nerves.
Optic (or retrobulbar neuritis) is the inflammation of the optic nerve that may cause a complete or partial loss of vision.
neuropathy Tweet Definition of neuropathy Like Definition of neuropathy on Facebook
noun (plural neuropathies)
  1. (medicine) any disease of the nervous system
neurotic Tweet Definition of neurotic Like Definition of neurotic on Facebook
noun
  1. A neurotic person
adjective
  1. (obsolete?) Affected with a neurosis
  2. (informal) Over anxious
    • He is getting about time-keeping
nitrogen narcosis Tweet Definition of nitrogen narcosis Like Definition of nitrogen narcosis on Facebook
noun
  1. a condition of disorientation, intoxication and stupor caused by increased levels of dissolved nitrogen in the blood; occurs in divers breathing air under pressure; the "rapture of the deep"
node Tweet Definition of node Like Definition of node on Facebook
noun (pluralnodes)
  1. A knot, a knob; a protuberance; a swelling.
  2. (Astronomy) The point where the orbit of a planet, as viewed from the sun, intersects the ecliptic. The ascending and descending nodes refer respetively to the points where the planet moves from S to N and N to S. The respective symbols are ☊ and ☋.
  3. The joint of a stem, or the part where a leaf or several leaves are inserted.
  4. A hole in the gnomon of a dial, through which passes the ray of light which marks the hour of the day, the parallels of the sun's declination, his place in the ecliptic, etc.
  5. (geometry) The point at which a curve crosses itself, being a double point of the curve. See Crunode, and Acnode.
  6. The point at which the lines of a funicular machine meet from different angular directions; -- called also knot.
  7. The knot, intrigue, or plot of a piece.
  8. A hard concretion or incrustation which forms upon bones attacked with rheumatism, gout, or syphilis; sometimes also, a swelling in the neighborhood of a joint.
  9. One of the fixed points of a sonorous string, when it vibrates by aliquot parts, and produces the harmonic tones; nodal line or point.
  10. A swelling.
  11. (graphtheory) A vertex of a graph.
  12. (computing_theory) (context, computer networking) A vertex or a leaf in a graph of a network; a computer or other device attached to a network
nosebleed Tweet Definition of nosebleed Like Definition of nosebleed on Facebook
noun
  1. A haemorrhage from the nose.

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