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Nearing death awareness are communications from dying persons that reflect either (1) special awareness of the imminence of death and efforts to describe what dying is like as it is being experienced by the individual or (2) expressions of final requests about what is needed before the individual can experience a peaceful death

Nearsightedness. Please see Myopia.

Necessary condition is defined as a condition that must be present in order for a specified event to occur.

Necrophilia is defined as the sexual attraction to dead bodies in fantasy or through sexual contact as a preferred or exclusive means of sexual arousal and orgasm .

Necrosis or Neuronal cell death refers to a direct result of a critical interference with the cellular metabolism of the neuron. In general, a period of 4 to 6 minutes of Anoxia may cause Necrosis.

Need for achievement is a term according to trait theory which is the extent to which a person desires to be successful. Need for achievement is the motive to engage in and succeed at entrepreneurial achievement behavior; the need to achieve, overcome obstacles, excel, and live up to a high standard. Need for achievement (n Ach) is McClelland’s depiction of achievement motivation as a learned motive to compete and to strive for success in situations in which one’s performance can be evaluated against some standard of excellence Please see also Need for achievement (nAch)

Need for achievement (n Ach) refers to McClelland’s depiction of achievement motivation as a learned motive to compete and to strive for success in situations in which one’s performance can be evaluated against some standard of excellence

- Need for achievement (nAch) : The desire to excel or meet some internalized standard of excellence. Please see also Need for achievement and Need for achievement (n Ach)

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