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N,N-dimethyl glycine

N,N-dimethyl glycine is another name for dimethylglycine (DMG), a derivative of the amino acid glycine.

N-2-(5-methoxyindol-3-ethyl)-acetamide

N-2-(5-methoxyindol-3-ethyl)-acetamide is another term for melatonin, the hormone which regulates our biological clock.

n-3 Fatty Acids

n-3 fatty acids is another term for omega 3 fatty acids, which are essential fatty acids.

N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine

N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine is another term for melatonin, the hormone which regulates our biological clock

N-Acetyl-Carnosine

N-acetyl-carnosine is another term for carnosine, which is a naturally occurring dipeptide.

N-Acetyl-L-Carnosine

N-Acetyl-L-Carnosine is another term for carnosine, which is a naturally occurring dipeptide.

N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine

N-acetyl-L-cysteine is another term for cysteine, an amino acid that can be found in many proteins throughout the body.

NAC

NAC is an acronym for N-acetyl-L-cysteine, a derivative of the amino acid L-cysteine, also known as cysteine.

Nalorphine

Nalorphine ia an opioid antagonist used to block the effect of endorphins in the central nervous system.

Naloxone

Naloxone is an opioid antagonist used to counter the effects of opioid overdose.

Naltrexone

Naltrexone is an opioid antagonist used to treat conditions such as alcohol dependence and opioid dependence.

Namenda

Namenda is a brand name for memantine, a drug in a class of medications called NMDA receptor antagonists.

Nanocolloidal Detox Factors

Nanocolloidal detox factors is a dietary supplement made from algae which is used as a detoxification and chelating agent.

Narcotic Antagonists

Narcotic antagonists is another term for opioid antagonists, morphine-like substances which can be used to block the effect of endorphins in the central nervous system.

Narrative Therapy

Narrative therapy involves working with a person to examine and edit the stories the person tells himself or herself about the world.

NAS EarlyBird Plus Programme

The NAS EarlyBird Plus Programme is a modified form of the NAS EarlyBird programme, designed to meet the needs of families whose child has received a later diagnosis.

NAS EarlyBird Programme

The NAS EarlyBird Programme is a parent-training programme run by the National Autistic Society in the UK.

NAS Help! Programme

The NAS Help! Programme is run by the National Autistic Society in the UK and aims to provide parents and full-time carers with post-diagnostic information and advice.

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care. It develops guidance, standards and information on high quality health and social care. It also advises on ways to promote healthy living and prevent ill health.

Natural Diet

The natural diet is another name for the detox or detoxification diet. This requires you to avoid processed foods, to eat fresh, organic food and, as far as possible, to eat raw fruit and vegetables.

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