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noradrenaline a hormone secreted by the adrenal glands and released by the sympathetic nerve endings that triggers the "fight-or-flight response" and is used medically to constrict blood vessels; norepinephrine.
Nordic of, pertaining to, belonging to, or characteristic of a Caucasian people found esp. in the Scandinavian countries, who are tall, long-headed, blond, and blue-eyed. [2 definitions]
nor'easter a strong wind or storm coming from the northeast.
norepinephrine a hormone, secreted by the adrenal glands and released at the sympathetic nerve endings, that triggers the "fight-or-flight response" and is used medically to constrict blood vessels; noradrenaline.
Norfolk jacket a loosely belted, single-breasted man's jacket with pockets on either side of the lower front and two box pleats in front and back from the yoke to the hem.
noria a wheel fitted with buckets around the rim, used to lift water, as from a river to an irrigation ditch, esp. in Spain and the Orient.
norm a model or standard, esp. one that is generally accepted or followed. [2 definitions]
normal conforming to a standard, pattern, or general average, or to what is expected; usual; regular. [4 definitions]
normalcy the character or condition of being normal; normality.
normal distribution function a function that represents statistical data as a symmetrical bell-shaped curve; Gaussian distribution function.
normalize to cause to conform to or return to a normal state. [2 definitions]
normally in a normal way; to the usual degree. [2 definitions]
normal school formerly, a two-year school that trained high school graduates to be elementary school teachers.
Norman a member of the Scandinavian people who conquered Normandy in the tenth century. [5 definitions]
Norman Conquest the conquest of England by the Normans, led by William the Conqueror, in 1066.
Normandy a French province on the English Channel.
Norman French the people of mixed Scandinavian and French ancestry who invaded England in 1066, or their language as used in Normandy and England. [2 definitions]
normative of, pertaining to, or prescribing a law, standard, or norm, esp. with regard to correctness in speaking, writing, or behavior.
Norse of or pertaining to Norway, esp. ancient Norway, or its people, culture, language, or the like; Norwegian. [5 definitions]
Norseman a member of one of the ancient Scandinavian peoples, esp. of Norway or its colonies; Northman.
north the direction to the left of a person facing the rising sun. [6 definitions]