Nausea

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A feeling of sickness or an inclination to vomit, with a loathing for food, is described as nausea. It may arise from various disorders of the digestive tract or of other organs. It may be provoked by unpleasant sights and smells, or even by the remembrance of these. Application and treatment: An unpleasant sensation involving severe contracts of the throat, …

Neck (General)

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In the skeleton the neck is represented by a column composed of the seven cervical vertebrae, but in the clothed skeleton this column is strengthened by strong muscles, which also carry out the movements of the head. Two of these muscles, the sterno-mastoid, stand out prominently on either side of the neck, especially in muscular men; in women the neck …

Nerves (Motor Depressant)

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According to the popular use of the expression, a nervous breakdown may mean anything from neurasthenia or some other neurotic state to actual insanity. See: Mental Disease.. Neurosis.. Nervous headache: When no apparent reason exists for a headache it is sometimes referred to as a nervous headache. In neurasthenia, for example, there may be a headache of this description. A …

Neuralgia (Arms)

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Paroxysmal pains of stabbing, darting or burning character, occurring along the course of a nerve in which no structural changes could be recognized, even with a microscope, are described as neuralgia. The paroxysms may occur every few minutes or at longer intervals, even many weeks. The pain gradually becomes worse during a paroxysm until it reaches its acme, when as …

Neurasthenia (Fatigued)

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The significant thing in neurasthenia is the poverty of mental and physical vigor, an incapacity for effort. The sense of incapacity may be constant, but some neurasthenics look fit enough, and may get to work quite briskly, only to find, however, that their energy is soon exhausted. Concentration on work cannot be sustained for any length of time, if at …

Neuritis (Nerve Inflammation)

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Inflammation of a nerve, or neuritis, may be limited to one nerve, or affect several, when it is referred to as multiple neuritis. If it is a purely motor nerve there may be cramps to begin with and then weakness; actual paralysis is not common when a single nerve is damaged, but does occur, as in facial, or Bell’s paralysis. …

Neurosis

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A nervous disorder which is unaccompanied by structural changes in the nerve tissue to account for it is termed a neurosis. It is also said to be a functional nervous disease as distinguished from an organic disease, that is, one in which there is inflammation, degeneration or some other morbid alteration of tissue. The neuroses comprise the neurose proper, the …

Nicotine Poisoning

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Poisonings generally, unless it is known that the source is within a specific location in the body, should be treated in the standard way, as a general rule, and local symptoms treated via electrode pads as needed. Although the lungs may be suspected as the primary location of the poisons, and for good reason in a smoker, treatment of the …

Nose (Disorders Of)

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The external protuberance of the nose forms but a small part of the organ. The nose consists of a cavity, opening in front and behind, for the inspiration of air, the upper part of the cavity also being adapted to sub-serve the sense of smell. From front to back the cavity is divided into two by the nasal septum, two …