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Nephrosclerosis

Hardening of structures within the kidney; generally associated with hypertension and disease of the renal arterioles.

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Nightshade

Common name for a family of plants including tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant, tobacco, petunias, and belladonna, which have strong medicinal properties.…

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Nonprescription medicine

Any medicine that can be bought without a health care provider’s prescription. Distribution of nonprescription medicines is unrestricted, and the…

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NSAIDs

An abbreviation for nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, which are used to treat mild to moderate pain and inflammation in such conditions…

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Non-rem sleep

The deepest stages of sleep, characterized by a general absence of body movement and slow, regular brain activity.

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Neutral henna

An extract from the plant cassia obovata (not the henna plant used for hair dye). It does not color hair,…

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Neroli Oil

The oil from the blossoms of the bitter orange tree, which is often used in fragrances. It is believed to…

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Neem oil

A vegetable oil from the seeds of the neem, a type of evergreen tree. It can be used medicinally or…

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Naphtha

A highly flammable liquid used to make camp stove fuel and as a cleaner. Available at hardware stores.

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