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Neonate

a newborn animal


Nephrotic syndrome

a collection of symptoms seen in end-stage renal failure, including protein loss in the urine, low blood serum albumin levels and oedema


Neuromuscular blocking agent

drug that prevents the transmission or reception of impulses from motor nerves to skeletal muscle and therefore produces muscle paralysis


Neurons

the primary cells in nervous tissue. They transmit information as electrical signals around the body.


Neutropaenia

reduced numbers of circulating neutrophils in the blood


Neutrophil

type of granular white blood cell, also known as polymorphonucleocyte


Neutrophilia

increased numbers of circulating neutrophils in the blood, e.g. in the presence of infection


NFA VPS

Non-Food Animal - Veterinary, Pharmacist, Suitably Qualified Person

Non-screen film

individually wrapped pieces of X-ray film that are not placed in a cassette. Generally used for dental studies due to the flexibility of the film.


Normothermia

normal body temperature



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