Glossary of terms used on this siteThere are 324 entries in this glossary.
A cordlike structure composed of a collection of nerve fibers that conveys impulses between a part of the central nervous system and some other region of the body.
Pertaining to the brain or nerves.
Those disorders that affect the brain, spinal cord, nerves or muscles.
A medical specialist with advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles.
A chemical released from a nerve cell that transmits an impulse to another nerve, cell, or organ.
A form of nitric acid that causes dilation (opening up) of the blood vessels to the heart. Nitroglycerin is a form of nitrate.
A chemical in the body that stimulates production of cGMP, which is necessary for erectile function.
A medication that is usually taken sublingually (under the tongue) for the relief of angina. It may also be applied to the chest in a paste form for the prevention of angina.
Occurring or active at night.
|Nocturnal penile tumescence (NPT) study||
A specialized study that evaluates the frequency and the quality of nocturnal erections.
|Nocturnal penile tumescence and rigidity||
A test used to monitor erections that occur naturally during sleep. This test can help determine if a man's erectile problems are due to physical or psychological causes.
|Non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus||
Diabetes in which the body does not respond adequately to insulin.
Not requiring any incision or insertion of an instrument or substance into the body.
|Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NS||
Medications used to treat inflammation of the body's tissues.