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nanosecond

 (ns) [nan´o-sek″ond]
one billionth (10−9) of a second.

NS

Abbreviation for normal saline.

ns

nanosecond; one billionth (10−9) of a second.

nanosecond (ns)

[nan′əsek′ənd]
Etymology: Gk, nanos, dwarf; L, secundus, second
one billionth (10-9) of a second.

SPINK5

A gene on chromosome 5q32 that encodes a multidomain serine protease inhibitor with 15 potential inhibitory domains, which may play a role in skin and hair morphogenesis and anti-inflammatory and/or antimicrobial protection of mucous epithelia.

Molecular pathology
SPINK5 mutations cause Netherton syndrome.

ns

nanosecond.
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