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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «N»:

  1. Neonatal Neonatal
    Neonatal: Pertaining to the newborn period which, by convention, is the first four weeks after birth. ...
  2. Neonatal chloramphenicol toxicity Neonatal chloramphenicol toxicity
    Neonatal chloramphenicol toxicity: See: Gray baby syndrome....
  3. Neonatal hyperbilirubinemia Neonatal hyperbilirubinemia
    Neonatal hyperbilirubinemia: Elevation of the bilirubin level in the blood of the newborn, which results in yellowish staining of the skin and whites of the newborn's eyes (sclerae) by pigment of bile (bilirubin). In newborn babies a degree of jaundice is normal. It is due to the breakdown of...
  4. Neonatal intensive care unit Neonatal intensive care unit
    Neonatal intensive care unit: An intensive care unit designed for premature and ill newborn babies. Abbreviated NICU. Also called a newborn intensive care unit....
  5. Neonatal jaundice Neonatal jaundice
    Neonatal jaundice: Yellowish staining of the skin and whites of the newborn's eyes (sclerae) by pigment of bile (bilirubin). In newborn babies a degree of jaundice is normal. It is due to the breakdown of red blood cells (which release bilirubin into the blood) and to the immaturity of the ...
  6. Neonatal lupus Neonatal lupus
    Neonatal lupus: A lupus-like disease in a baby due to the transfer through the placenta of lupus antibodies from the mother who has lupus to the fetus. (By lupus here is meant SLE -- systemic lupus erythematosus.) Neonatal lupus can cause a decrease in red cells (anemia), white blood cells and plate...
  7. Neonatal mortality rate Neonatal mortality rate
    Neonatal mortality rate: The number of children dying under 28 days of age divided by the number of live births that year. The neonatal mortality rate in the United States, which was 8.4 per 1,000 live births in 1980, declined to 5.8 per 1,000 live births in 1990....
  8. Neonatal sepsis Neonatal sepsis
    Neonatal sepsis: A serious blood bacterial infection in an infant less than 4 weeks of age. Babies with sepsis may be listless, overly sleepy, floppy, weak, and very pale. ...
  9. Neonate Neonate
    Neonate: A newborn baby. ...
  10. Neonatologist Neonatologist
    Neonatologist: A specialist in the care of the newborn. ...
  11. Neonatology Neonatology
    Neonatology: The art and science of caring medically for the newborn. ...
  12. Neophobia Neophobia
    Neophobia: Fear of anything new, of innovation, an irrational fear of new situations, places, or things. In animal behavior, neophobia refers to the tendency of an animal to avoid or retreat from an unfamiliar object or situation. All phobias are unreasonable sorts of fear that can cause avoidan...
  13. Neoplasia Neoplasia
    Neoplasia: The process of abnormal and uncontrolled growth of cells. The product of neoplasia is a neoplasm (a tumor)....
  14. Neoplasm Neoplasm
    Neoplasm: A tumor. An abnormal growth of tissue. The word neoplasm is not synonymous with cancer. A neoplasm may be benign or malignant. The word neoplasm literally means a new growth, from the Greek neo-, new + plasma, that which is formed, or a growth = a new growth....
  15. Neoplastic Neoplastic
    Neoplastic: Pertaining to a neoplasm or neoplasia. See those terms for more information....