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 (Ne) [ne´on]
a chemical element, atomic number 10, atomic weight 20.183. (See Appendix 6.)
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Abbreviation for norepinephrine; not examined.


Symbol for neon.
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Symbol for neon.
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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.


, neutrophile (noo'tro-fil?, nu') (-fil?) [ neutro- + -phile],


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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 neutrophil

Polymorphonuclear 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 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.

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Northeast Fiesta is not only a platform to bridge the gap between the north-eastern states of India and Punjab but it showcases the cultural beauty of the respective states and provides a platform to young talented designers and singers.
He started his career in the insurance business as a personal and commercial lines producer at Hobbs Group, which ultimately gave him the platform to start his own insurance agency, which he subsequently sold and then joined Hub Northeast - called Kaye Insurance Associates at the time.
Founded in 1989 in New York City, Northeast Securities is a prominent US independent broker dealer with over USD 5.5bn in customer assets, servicing domestic and international clients.
This anti-Bihari drive in Assam just happened as the locals felt that jobs in the Northeast Frontier Railway in Assam would be snatched away by outsiders particularly Biharis.
The new Northeast Utilities will have a board made up of seven trustees from each of the two parties, with the lead trustee to be named by Northeast Utilities, the companies said.
NorthEast Community Bank is actively lending throughout the northeast region of the United States and is aggressively promoting its loan programs with competitive rates and loan terms and high quality customer service.
According to figures for 2006/07 One NorthEast attractED 3,432 new businesses to the region and helping 15,851 businesses improve their performance.
AccuWeather's long-range forecasters point to four major factors that could contribute to a colder-than-normal winter in the Northeast:
The Northeast and Midwest regions of the country began losing manufacturing jobs to the Sunbelt, which led to black migrants preferring Southern destinations in the late "90s: 85% of blacks residing in the Northeast headed south.
A new initiative designed to empower consumers and reduce the risks that accompany seeking health information on the Internet was officially launched by The College of Physicians of Philadelphia on Wednesday, April 21, 2004, at the Northeast Regional Library.
In Northeast Asia, expansion of existing butadiene extraction capacity beyond what has currently been announced is needed to maintain reasonable extraction operating rates and secure the supply chain of the rapidly expanding butadiene derivative markets.

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