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Diseases, Illnesses & Ailments Starting from Letter N


  1. Nervous Breakdown
    Nervous breakdown is a term used in reference to a wide range of mental illnesses. Nervous breakdown is definitely not a medical or clinical term; and nor does it pertain to any specific type of mental disorder. In general, the term describes an episode of extreme emotional distraught or an event in which a person displays symptoms of various mental illnesses. [read more]

  2. Nervous System, Paraneoplastic Syndromes
    Paraneoplastic syndromes particularly that of the nervous system is a result of the body's reaction to the presence of cancer or to substances that an existing tumor located in the nervous system may produce. [read more]

  3. Neural tube defect, folate-sensitive
    Neural Tube Defect, folate-sensitive Neural tube defect is a medical condition pertaining to any defect occurring in the neural tube. These are the most common and highly devastating as well as disabling birth defect. Spina bifida is an example of a neural tube defect. Neurolation is a part of organogenesis (development of internal organs of a body) in vertebrate embryos. Any interruption or anomaly during this process will produce neural tube defects in a fetus. [read more]

  4. neuralgia
    Neuralgia pertains to an intense pain caused by damage to or irritation of a nerve. [read more]

  5. Neuralgia, Postherpetic
    Postherpetic neuralgia, said to be a complication of shingles and outbreak for the second time of the varicella-zoster virus, is a medical condition characterized by pain which usually produces rashes and blisters in the nerve fibers of the skin. It is said to be the remains of for example a chicken pox which are reactivated several years later after the healing of the chickenpox. [read more]

  6. Neuraminidase Deficiency
    Neuraminidase deficiency is a medical condition caused by insufficient amounts of neuraminidase, a glycoside hydrolase enzyme, which is known to one of the enzymes present on the surface of the Influenza virus. Deficiency of neuraminidase results to the development of a rare lysosomal storage disease called sialidosis. [read more]

  7. Neurasthenia
    Neurasthenia is a medical condition also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. It is characterized by a combination of fatigue, headache, anxiety, headache, neuralgia or painful disorders of the nerve, depression or any turndown in the mood and impotence (the inability to develop erection of the penis). The term “Neurasthenia” was first used in 1869 by George Miller Beard. [read more]

  8. neuritis
    Neuritis is a term used to describe a general inflammation of the peripheral nervous system, affecting either a single nerve or a series of nerves in various parts of the body. [read more]

  9. Neuroacanthocytosis
    Neuroacanthocytosis is also known as Levine-Critchley syndrome or chorea-acanthocytosis). It is a rare movement disorder. This disorder has adult and childhood varieties. Neuroacanthocytosis is typically an inherited autosomal recessive disorder. Occurrence is more prevalent in males than in females. [read more]

  10. Neuroblastoma
    Neuroblastoma is a neuroendocrine tumor, originating from any neural crest element of the sympathetic nervous system (SNS). The sympathetic nervous system is a branch of the autonomic nervous system. It is a nerve network responsible for carrying messages from the brain throughout the whole body. It is also the part of the brain responsible for fight-or-flight response and adrenaline or epinephrine production. Neuroblastoma commonly begins in one of the adrenal glands. [read more]

  11. neurocysticercosis
    Neurocysticercosis pertains to an infection of the central nervous system caused by the larva of a pork tapeworm known as Taenia solium. [read more]

  12. Neurodermatitis
    Neurodermatitis, otherwise known as the lichen simplex chronicus or the scratch dermatitis, is a the condition of the skin where the skin becomes thick and leathery due to the cycle of itching and scratching. [read more]

  13. Neuroendocrime Carcinoma Of The Skin
    Neuroendocrime Carcinoma of the skin or the Merkel cell carcinoma, is a type of cancer that appears as a flesh colored or bluish red nodule on the skin, commonly in the face, head or neck. [read more]

  14. Neuroendocrine Cancer
    Neuroendocrine cancer is cancer of the interface between the endocrine system and the nervous system. It is also known as gastro-entero-pancreatic or gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs). Some examples of neuroendocrine tumors are carcinoid tumors, islet cell tumors, medullary thyroid carcinoma, and pheochromocytoma. These tumors secrete hormones in excess, causing a variety of symptoms. [read more]

  15. Neurofibrillary Tangles
    Neurofibrillary tangles are pathological protein aggregates found within the neurons of patients identified as having Alzheimer's Disease. Hyperphosphorylation of a protein associated with a microtubule is the one responsible for the formation of these tangles; causing it to gather together and accumulate in an insoluble form. Along with Alzheimer's disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob and Supranuclear Palsy are some of the disease that is proven to be having the presence of neurofibrillary tangles. It was Alois Alzheimer, who described neurofibrillary tangles in one of his patients who have Alzheimer's disease. These abnormal structures are found in various parts of the brain and known to be as one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer's Disease. [read more]

  16. Neurofibroma
    Neurofibroma is a type of nerve sheath tumor. Nerve sheath tumors are nervous system tumors which are mostly consist of myelin surrounding nerves. Essentially, Neurofibroma is a benign tumor originating from nerve cells. It usually arises from nerves in the skin or under the skin. [read more]

  17. Neurofibromatosis
    Neurofibromatosis is an autosomal dominant genetic disorder. Neurofibromatosis covers all distinct genetic disorders that cause tumors to develop along different nerves. [read more]

  18. Neurofibromatosis Type 2
    Neurofibromatosis type 2 is an inherited disorder. It is also known as MISME Syndrome (Multiple Inherited Schwannomas, Meningiomas, and Ependymomas). This disease is characterized by the development of symmetric, benign tumors in the portion of the auditory-vestibular nerve. This nerve is the one responsible for conveying sensory information coming from the inner ear to the brain. [read more]

  19. Neurogenic Bladder
    Neurogenic bladder is a disorder of the muscles and nerves of the urinary system. The nerves is unable to carry the message properly that cause abnormal urinary function. [read more]

  20. Neurogenic bladder
    Neurogenic bladder is a disorder of the muscles and nerves of the urinary system. The nerves is unable to carry the message properly that cause abnormal urinary function. [read more]



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