- Abbreviation for nurse practitioner. A nurse practitioner is a registered nurse (RN) who has completed an advanced training program in a medical specialty such as family practice, pediatrics or internal medicine. An NP may function as a primary direct health-care provider and prescribe medications. Patients generally appear to be just as happy — and in some cases, happier — to see a nurse practitioner as their primary care doctor, according to a number of studies (British Medical Journal 2000;320:1038-1048). Some NPs fill other roles such as in research rather than in primary direct patient care.
* * ** * *4-hydroxy-3-nitrophenylacetyl; nasopharynx, nasopharyngeal; natriuretic peptide; near point; necrotizing pancreatitis; neonatal-perinatal; nerve palsy; neuritic plague; neuropathic pain; neuropathology; neuropeptide; neurophysin; neuropsychiatry; new patient; newly presented; Niemann-Pick [disease]; nitrogen-phosphorus; nitrophenol; nitroprusside; no pain; no pressure; nonpalpable; nonparalytic; nonpathogenic; nonphagocytic; nonpracticing; no progress or progression; normal plasma; normal pressure; nosocomial pneumonia; not palpable; not perceptible; not performed; not pregnant; not present; not protected; nucleoplasmic; nucleoprotein; nucleoside phosphorylase; nurse practitioner; nursed poorly; nursing procedure; proper name [Lat. nomen proprium]
* * *NP abbr1) neuropsychiatric; neuropsychiatry2) nurse practitioner
* * *neptunium.
Medical dictionary. 2011.