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N-95 respirator

One of nine types of disposable particulate respirators... Read More

nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT)

A nonculture diagnostic test designed to amplify nucleic acid sequences specific to the organism being detected... Read More

nabothian cyst

A retention cyst located in any one of the mucous glands of the uterine cervix... Read More


Street name, slang, or code word for methamphetamine... Read More


Street name, slang, or code word for heroin... Read More


Street name, slang, or code word for cocaine... Read More


Street, slang, or code word associated with marijuana... Read More

narrative documentation

A form of documentation that records information in the format of a long form or story (versus a specific organizational framework), although it often follows a chronological order... Read More


Relating to the nose... Read More


The upper division of the pharynx above the soft palate that opens anteriorly to the nasal cavity and extends to the nares... Read More

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