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N&V

N&V refers to Nausea and Vomiting.


NAC

N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is a medication used to treat paracetamol OD and to loosen thick mucus in CF and COPD.


NAD

NAD means 'no abnormality detected'.


NAFLD

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is caused by a build-up of fat in the liver, typically seen in people who are overweight or obese.

NAFLD is a progressive disease: starting from simple fatty liver (steatosis), NAFLD progresses to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), to fibrosis, and ultimately to cirrhosis.

NICE CKS - Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease


NBM

NBM means 'nil by mouth', that is, no food, drink, or medications should be taken orally. 

NBM is typically done pre-operatively to avoid aspiration risk.

Maintenance IV fluids should be prescribed.


NET

A neuroendocrine tumour (NET) is a tumour that develops from cells of the neuroendocrine system. These cells are similar to nerve cells, but make hormones.

NETs can be benign or malignant, and functioning (hormone-producing) or non-functioning.

NETs typically affect the GI system or lungs.

Macmillan Cancer Support - NETs

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NEWS

The National Early Warning Score (NEWS)

NHS England


NHS

The National Health Service (NHS) encompasses the four separate and independent public healthcare providers in the United Kingdom: the National Health Service in England, NHS Scotland, NHS Wales, and Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland.

NHS website



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