Medical terms glossary - N

This medical term glossary provides explanations in plain English of a number of technical terms you may encounter in the process of pursuing a clinical negligence claim.

Nares - Nostrils.

Nasal - Of or relating to the nose.

Necrosis - Death of tissue or bone. Can be caused by an infarction.

Nephrectomy - Surgery to remove a kidney.

Nephritis - Inflammation of kidneys.

Nephrotomy - Operation on the kidney.

Neurasthenia - Nervous disability which may follow a head injury.

Neurectomy - Nerve removal.

Neuro- - Of or relating to nerves.

Neurocranium - Brain cavity in the skull.

Neuroma - Tumour found in nerve sheath which may cause sensory disturbance.

Neuropathy - Disorder of nerves used for senses, causing loss of sensation.

Neuropraxia - Impaired nerve function.

Neuroretinitis - Inflammation of optic nerve and retina.

Neurosis - An abnormal emotional state signifying a pathological condition.

Node - Bundle of tissue.

Nutation - Nodding the head.

Nystagmus - Uncontrollable circular movement of the eyes.

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