neon (Ne) [ne´on]
a chemical element, atomic number 10, atomic weight 20.183. (See Appendix 6.)
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nephropathia epidemica (nĕf″rō-păth′ē-ă ĕp″ĭ-dĕm′ĭ-kă, -dēm′) [NL, “epidemic nephropathy”],
A mosquito-borne viral infection found almost exclusively in northern European nations (e.g., Finland and Sweden). Its principal symptoms are fever, abdominal pain, and renal failure.
neutrophil, neutrophile (noo'tro-fil?, nu') (-fil?) [ neutro- + -phile],
NEUTROPHILS: two segmented neutrophils
A granular white blood cell (WBC), the most common type (55% to 70%) of WBC. Neutrophils are responsible for much of the body's protection against infection. They play a primary role in inflammation, are readily attracted to foreign antigens (chemotaxis), and destroy them by phagocytosis. Neutrophils killed during inflammation release destructive enzymes and toxic oxygen radicals that eradicate infectious microorganisms. An inadequate number of neutrophils (neutropenia) leaves the body at high risk for infection from many sources and requires protective precautions on the part of health care workers. Cancer patients receiving chemotherapy, which destroys leukocytes, must be carefully protected from infections during the course of therapy and until the bone marrow produces additional leukocytes.
As part of a severe inflammatory response or autoimmune disorder, neutrophils may begin attacking normal cells and cause tissue damage. This occurs in adult respiratory distress syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, myocarditis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Corticosteroids are the most commonly used drugs to minimize the damage caused by severe inflammation. Synonym: neutrophilic leukocyte See: illustration; blood for illus.
polysegmented neutrophilPolymorphonuclear leukocyte.illustration
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Patient discussion about Ne
Q. hey to all! jow r my adhd companeros doing today?? have you guys heard of anything ne in the alternative area? I've heard adhd can spoil your nutrition by making you consume more sugar (and similars) than you really need.is it true??
A. i have ADHD and for my part i eat less sugar than before because i have not the desire to. there are phases i love to eat some good swiss chocolate and then during a month or more i eat not sweet food anymore. another thing is that yo have sugar and sugar. white raffined sugar makes you more depending than biological unraffined sugar. it does also make your body more acide and gives caries. biological sugar is neutral and gives no caries! if you stop smoking you would love to eat sweet things. in this case you should drink some water instead to take a cookie or chocolate.More discussions about Ne
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