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Nosologies refer to efforts to classify psychiatric disorders into descriptive categories .

Nosology is the branch of medicine that deals with the Classification of diseases.

Nosophobia is defined as an irrational fear of contracting diseases. Nosophobia is from the Greek words "nosos" which means disease and "phobia" which means fear
Nostomania is defined as an overwhelming desire to return home or to go back to familiar places. Nostomania is from the Greek words "nostos" which means a return home and "mania " defined as an excessive enthusiasm or madness
NOTA is the acronym of the National Organ Transplant Act which was enacted by Congress in 1984 to regulate the procurement and transplantation of human organs
Noun phrase refers to syntactic structure that contains at least one (1) noun, usually the subject of the sentence and includes all the relevant descriptors of the noun

Novelty effect refers to a threat to external validity that occurs when individuals participating in a research study - a novel situation perceive and respond differently than they would in the normal, real world.
Novelty-seeking refers to the tendency to seek out and enjoy novel, and sometimes risky, experiences.

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