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Nerve

Advanced Reference: Available in various designs and sizes depending on need and speciality. Examples are Mayo, Gillies, Castroviejo, Crile-wood, Kilner, Debakey.

Needle-stick injury Quick Reference: Injury from a hypodermic needle.

Advanced Reference: Refers to stabbing with a hypodermic needle or similar used in clinical areas. Can be a route of cross infection and due to its potential seriousness many policies and devices have been introduced in an attempt to lower incidence.

Needle valve Quick Reference: Control mechanism on a flowmeter, such as oxygen, nitrous oxide, on an anaesthetic machine.

Advanced Reference: They increase or decrease the flow of gas as it is turned clockwise or anti-clockwise.

Neomycin Quick Reference: Broad-spectrum antibiotic.

Advanced Reference: Effective against topical bacteria. Too toxic to be used intravenously (IV) or intramuscularly (IM).

Neonatal Quick Reference: Of newborn baby, neonate.

Advanced Reference: Conventionally used to indicate the first 4 weeks of life.

Neoplasm Quick Reference: New growth or tumour.

Advanced Reference: A tumour that may be benign or malignant.

Neostigmine Quick Reference: An anticholinesterase drug.

Advanced Reference: Increases the activity of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which transmits instructions from the brain to skeletal muscle. Used as a reversal to non-depolarising muscle relaxants.

Nephrectomy Quick Reference: Surgical removal of the kidney.

Advanced Reference: Removal of one or both kidneys due to various diseases and conditions.

Nephritis Quick Reference: Inflammation of the kidneys.

Advanced Reference: A non-specific term that may be used to describe a wide variety of diseases of the kidney.

Nephrostomy Quick Reference: Draining of the kidney directly to the exterior.

Advanced Reference: Involves the insertion of a self-retaining catheter through a small incision in the cortex. The commonest reason for this procedure is bilateral ureteric obstruction.

Nerve Quick Reference: A bundle of conducting fibres.

Advanced Reference: Nerve fibres are contained in a sheath of connective tissue which run from the central nervous system (CNS) to the muscles, skin and other organs conveying either motor or sensory impulses. The nervous system is divided into CNS, which includes the brain and spinal cord, the peripheral nervous system and the autonomic system which comprises the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems.

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