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    Tissue that conveys sensation, temperature, position information to the brain.


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.


Nerve canal
Root. Dental pulp; the internal chamber of a tooth.

Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV) Studies and Electromyography (EMG)
Tests used to diagnose neuropathy and check for nerve damage. These tests are usually both run at the same time, using the same equipment.

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

Nervous system
The system of cells, tissues and organs that regulates the body's responses to internal and external stimuli. In vertebrae it consists of the brain, spinal cord, nerves, ganglia and parts of the receptor and effector organs.


Not likely to cause comedones.

Neurologic Oncology
The study and treatment of cancers of the brain and nervous system.

A cell specialized to conduct and generate electrical impulses and to carry information from one part of the brain to another.

Of or referring to the substantia nigra.


Nerve canal
Root. Dental pulp; the internal chamber of a tooth.

Night guard
Acrylic appliance used to prevent wear and temporomandibular damage caused by grinding or gnashing of the teeth during sleep.

Older brand name for a local anesthetic, currently replaced by safer, more effective agents.

Nephrotic syndrome
Nephrotic syndrome is a group of signs and symptoms including protein in the urine, low blood protein, and swelling. Nephrotic syndrome is caused by disorders that result in some type of damage to the kidney glomerulus, leading to abnormal loss of protein in the urine.

Neuralgic amyotrophy
See 'Brachial neuritis'.

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