Medical Dictionary Definitions A-Z List
Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «N»:
Nat'l Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease
National Institute of Allergy and
Infectious Diseases (NIAID): One of the U.S. National
Institutes of Health (NIH), the mission of the
NIAID is "to support and conduct research and research training
(that) strives to understand, treat, and ultimately prevent
the myriad infectious, immunologic...
Nat'l Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney
Diseases (NIDDK): One
of the National Institutes of Health in the U.S., the
NIDDK has a multisystem name and a comparably broad mission,
namely, to "conduct and support basic and
applied research and provide leadership for a national
National Academies: Collectively, the four National Academies of the United States -- the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council.
The National Academy of Sciences was created in 1863 by a congressional charter ...
National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences: One of the National Academies. Created in 1863 by a congressional charter approved by President Abraham Lincoln at the height of the Civil War....
National board exams
National board exams: The National board exams in medicine refer to the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). This exam is sponsored by The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) of the United States and the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME). It has replaced the examinati...
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
National Cancer Institute (NCI):
One of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the U.S.,
whose mission is to "lead a national effort to reduce the
burden of cancer morbidity and mortality and ultimately to
prevent the disease. Through basic and clinical biomedical
research and training, NCI...
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)
National Center for Research Resources
(NCRR): One of the Centers of the National Institutes
of Health, whose mission is to "advance biomedical research
and improves human health through research projects and
shared resources that create, develop, and provide a
comprehensive range of human, an...
National Cholesterol Education Program
National Cholesterol Education Program: NCEP. A program designed to reduce illness and death from coronary heart disease (CHD) in the US by reducing the percentage of Americans with high blood cholesterol. Through educational efforts directed at health professionals and the public, the NCEP aims to ...
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
National Coalition for Cancer
Survivorship: A survivor-led advocacy group that works on behalf of the
millions of cancer survivors and the millions more touched by this disease.
Founded in the US in 1986, NCCS issued the following 12 principles as Imperatives for Quality Cancer Care: Access, Advo...
National Eye Institute (NEI)
National Eye Institute (NEI):
One of the US National Institutes of Health, NEI's
mission is to "conduct and support research, training,
health information dissemination, and other programs with
respect to blinding eye diseases, visual disorders,
mechanisms of visual function, preservation of ...
National Formulary: Full name: United States Pharmacopeia and National Formulary (USP-NF). An official publication, issued first by the American Pharmaceutical Association and now yearly by the United States Pharmacopeial Convention, that gives the composition, description, method of preparation, an...
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
National Heart, Lung, and Blood
Institute (NHLBI): One of the National Institutes of
Health in the U.S., the NHLBI's mission is to "provide
leadership for a national research program in diseases of
the heart, blood vessels, lungs, and blood and in
transfusion medicine through support of inno...
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
National Human Genome Research
Institute (NHGRI): One of the newest of the National
Institutes of Health (NIH), NHGRI's mission in formal terms is
to "support the NIH component of the Human Genome Project,
a worldwide research effort designed to analyze the
structure of human DNA and determin...
National Institute Arthritis, Musculoskeletal
National Institute of Arthritis and
Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS): One of the
National Institutes of Health in the U.S. As its somewhat cumbersome
name indicates, NIAMS's mission is a broad and important one, namely
to "conduct and support a broad spectrum of research on
National Institute for Occupational Safety
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health: Known for short as NIOSH, a US Federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related disease and injury.
Despite its name (which would suggest that it is part of the National Institute...