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  Necrosis



Necrosis

    Dead tissue that surrounds healthy tissue in the body.

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Tissue
Biological tissue is a group of cells that perform a similar function.The study of tissues is known as histology, or, in connection with disease, histopathology.The classical tools for studying the tissues are the wax block, the tissue stain, and the optical microscope, though developments in electron microscopy, immunofluorescence, and frozen sections have all added to the sum of knowledge in the last couple of decades.



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Necrobiosis Lipoidica Diabeticorum
A skin condition usually on the lower part of the legs. The lesions can be small or extend over a large area. They are usually raised, yellow, and waxy in appearance and often have a purple border. Young women are most often affected. This condition occurs in people with diabetes, or it may be a sign of diabetes. It also occurs in people who do not have diabetes.

Necrophilia
A paraphilia of the stigmatic/eligibilic type in which sexuoerotic arousal and facilitation or attainment of orgasm are responsive to, and not a live partner, but a corpse. There is no reciprocal paraphilic condition except in the make-believe of being dead and copulating in a coffin in preparation for burial - for which there is no technical term.

Necrophilic
The condition of being responsive to or dependent on sexual activity with a cadaver in order to obtain erotic arousal and facilitate or achieve orgasm. In necrophilia, there is an obsession with the state of death, not as there is in sexual homicide with the process of killing.

Necropsy
Examination of a body after death.

Necrotizing enterocolitis
A condition in which part of the tissue in the intestines is destroyed; occurs mainly in under-weight newborn babies; a temporary ileostomy may be necessary.



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Nosocomial
Belonging to or associated with a hospital, clinic, or other location of the practice of any branch of medicine, surgery, radiology, psychiatry, or pediatrics.

Nosology
The branch of medical science which deal with the systematic classification of diseases; 2. a scientific or theoretical system for classification of disease; 3. the characteristics of a particular disease as in a description of its syndrome.

Nymph
In Greek and Roman mythology, one of the minor nature goddesses personified as a beautiful maiden of river, mountain or woodland habitat.

Nymphomania
The compulsive condition in a female of recurrent sexual intercourse with different male partners, promiscuously and without falling in love, but not as a paid prostitute or call girl. In psychiatry, a term, loosely applied to females believed to have an insatiable sexual appetite.

Nausea
The feeling of wanting to throw up (vomit).

Necrosis

Necrotizing enterocolitis
A condition in which part of the tissue in the intestines is destroyed; occurs mainly in under-weight newborn babies; a temporary ileostomy may be necessary.

Needle biopsy
Biopsy procedure in which a small sample of tissue is removed through a hollow needle.

Neoplasm
New and abnormal growth of tissue that may or may not cause cancer. Also called tumor.

Nerve sparing technique
A surgical technique during a radial prostatectomy where one or both of the neurovascular bundles controlling erections are spared.

Neural tube defect
Type of birth defect, such as spina bifida, that results from failure of the spinal cord or brain to develop normally in a fetus.

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