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  • Na+

    The chemical symbol for sodium ion.

  • NaHCO3

    The chemical symbol for sodium bicarbonate.

  • naloxone

    A narcotic antagonist drug used in the treatment of narcotic overdose (trade name

  • narcosis

    An unconscious state caused by narcotics or accumulation of carbon dioxide or other toxic substances in the blood. The term usually implies respiratory depression leading to apnea.

  • narcotic

    A drug that relieves pain and produces sleep by its depressant effect on the central nervous system. Technically in medicine it is an opiate, various alkaloids derived from the opium or poppy plant ie. heroin, codeine, morphine, demerol; often

  • nasopharynx

    The part of the pharynx that is continuous with the nasal passages.

  • National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System

    Program developed by the IAFC that prevents injuries and saves the lives of fire fighters by collecting, sharing and analyzing near-miss experiences. It gives firefighters the opportunity to learn from each other through real life experiences, formulates strategies to reduce Read on! →

  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

    U.S. nonprofit educational and technical association dedicated to protecting life and property from fire by developing fire-protection standards and educating the public

  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

    Nonprofit educational and technical assocation located in Quincy, MA devoted to protecting life and property from fire by developing fire protection standards and educating the public.

  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

    Fire and safety standards organization

  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

    U.S. nonprofit educational and technical association dedicated to protecting life and property from fire by developing fire-protection standards and educating the public

  • National Hose (NH)

    National Standard Thread (NST) design of threaded couplings used on fire hose in various diameters

  • National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC)

    Coordination facility in Boise, Idaho, operated by several U.S. agencies to provide logistics, weather information and resource coordination for wildfire suppression across the U.S. (formerly BIFC).

  • National Standard Thread (NST)

    Screw thread of specific dimensions for fire service use as specified in NFPA 1963, "Standard for Fire Hose Connections".

  • National Wildfire Coordinating Group

    Coordination agency located in Washington, D.C. which sets national standards for firefighter training and publishes training manuals.

  • nausea

    An unpleasant sensation in the epigastrium and abdomen, often preceding vomiting.

  • nebulizer

    A device that delivers water or liquid medication in the form of a very fine spray.

  • neck lift

    Maneuver to open the airway by lifting upward on the patient’s neck.

  • necrosis

    The death of tissue, usually caused by a cessation of its blood supply.

  • necrotic

    Pertaining to dead tissue.

  • negligence

    Failure to exercise the care that circumstances demand; an act of omission or commission that results in injury.

  • neonate

    A newborn.

  • Nerve Agent

    Toxic agent that attacks the nervous system by affecting the transmission of impulses

  • Nerve Agent

    Toxic agent that attacks the nervous system by affecting the transmission of impulses

  • nervous system

    The brain, the spinal cord, and the nerves branching from both.

  • Net Pump Discharge Pressure (NPDP)

    Actual amount of pressure being produced by the pump. When taking water from a hydrant, it is the difference between the intake pressure and the discharge pressure. When drafting, it is the sum of the intake pressure and the discharge Read on! →

  • neurogenic

    Originating in the nervous system.

  • neurogenic shock

    Shock caused by massive vasodilation and pooling of blood in the peripheral vessels to the degree that adequate perfusion cannot be maintained.

  • Neutron

    Part of the nucleus of an atom that has a neutral electrical charge yet produces highly penetrating radiation

  • Neutron

    Part of the nucleus of an atom that has a neutral electrical charge yet produces highly penetrating radiation

  • NFPA

    1. National Fire Protection Association. A standards and "best practice" body for the fire service. 2. Slang: Not For Practical Application. This is firefighter slang referring to the seemingly ‘useless’ regulations of the NFPA. This phrase is commonly used by Read on! →

  • NFPA

    The National Fire Protection Association, a publisher which provides a methodology of developing a number of standards and practices for *firefighting, equipment, and fire protection in the United States, and also adopted in many other countries. Also, slang for "No Read on! →

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