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Glossary of Medical Abbreviations and Meanings: letter N

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N/C
NO COMPLAINTS
NA
Nurses Aide
NaCl
Sodium Chloride
NB
Newborn
neuro
neurology
N/G
nasogastric (tube)
NICU
neurologic intensive care unit
NIDDM
non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
NKA
no known allergies
NKFA
No Known Food Allergies
noc, noct
night
N
Nitrogen
NP
nurse Practitioner
NIH
National Institute of Health
NPO
nothing by mouth
NREM
No Rapid Eye Movement
NSAID
nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
N/S
normal saline
NSR
normal sinus rhythm
N & V
nausea and vomiting
NVD
nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea;
neck vein distention;
Normal Vaginal Delivery
NVS
neural vital signs
NYD
not yet diagnosed
NSY
Nursery

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