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Newton (N)

Unit of force required to accelerate a mass of 1 kg at a rate of 1 m/s2; equivalent to 0.2248…

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New attachment

Union of connective tissue or epithelium with a root surface that has been deprived of its original attachment apparatus. New…

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Nevus (pi., nevi)

A pigmented or nonpigmented lesion on the skin or mucosa, which may undergo malignant transformation. Birthmark; a circumscribed malformation of…

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Neutrophil

The predominant polymorphonuclear leukocyte comprising up to 70% of the peripheral white blood cells. It is important in infection and…

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Neutropenia

An abnormal decrease in the number of circulating neutrophils. It may be cyclic in nature. A disorder of the blood,…

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Neutral zone

The potential intraoral space where denture teeth should be preferably located, so the function of the musculature will not unseat…

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Neurotmesis

Nerve injury involving a complete severance of the nerve trunk, leading to Wallerian degeneration. Sensory and/or motor functions are impaired.…

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Neuropathy

An assortment of neuronal pathological conditions that occur as a consequence of trauma, infections, metabolic disorders, or exposure to toxins…

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