NAD2016-05-26T22:28:09+00:00

NAD 

MEDICAL SLANG 

An abbreviation that may be voiced to an attending (US) or consultant (UK) which may in fact mean that the requested procedure or test was “not actually done” by the house officer (US) houseman (UK).  

Synonym No abnormality discovered 

Reference www.hospitaldoctor.net/hd_news/hd_news_article.asp?ID=8028&Section=Feature

MEDSPEAK

No acute distress, see there

MOLECULAR MEDICINE

A chemical which interacts with SIR2 to remove acetyl groups which loosen coiled DNA, making it susceptible to molecular degradation.

Synonym Silencing information regulator 

Reference USN&WR 25/12/00, p64

PHYSIOLOGY

A coenzyme derived from niacin which is critical in transporting electrons from the Krebs cycle to the electron-transport chain within mitochondria

Long form Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide 

VOX POPULI 

Short form for gonad(s)

Synonym ‘nad(s) 

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