nonprotein nitrogen non·pro·tein nitrogen (nŏn-prō’tēn’, -tē-ĭn)
Abbr. NPN The nitrogen content of substances other than protein in blood, tissues, and waste materials.
[pruh-vizh-uh-nl] /prəˈvɪʒ ə nl/ adjective, Also, provisionary [pruh-vizh-uh-ner-ee] /prəˈvɪʒ əˌnɛr i/ (Show IPA), (for defs 1, 2). 1. or serving for the time being only; existing only until permanently or properly replaced; temporary: a provisional government. 2. accepted or adopted tentatively; conditional; probationary. 3. (usually initial capital letter) of or being the wing of the […]
[sahy-kot-ik] /saɪˈkɒt ɪk/ adjective 1. Psychiatry. characterized by or afflicted with . Synonyms: (in nontechnical usage) insane, psychopathic, lunatic, mentally ill; mad, disturbed, deranged, demented, non compos mentis. Antonyms: sane; compos mentis, clearheaded, lucid. 2. Psychiatry. of or relating to psychosis: psychotic symptoms; psychotic delusion. 3. (loosely) mentally unstable: The man who threw a stone […]
[puhb-lik] /ˈpʌb lɪk/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or affecting a population or a community as a whole: public funds; a public nuisance. 2. done, made, acting, etc., for the community as a whole: public prosecution. 3. open to all persons: a public meeting. 4. of, relating to, or being in the service of a […]
[pyoo-ni-tiv] /ˈpyu nɪ tɪv/ adjective 1. serving for, concerned with, or inflicting punishment: punitive laws; punitive action. /ˈpjuːnɪtɪv/ adjective 1. relating to, involving, or with the intention of inflicting punishment: a punitive expedition adj. 1620s, “inflicting or involving punishment,” from French punitif (16c.) or directly from Medieval Latin punitivus, from Latin punitus, past participle of […]