1. National Institutes of Health.

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British Dictionary definitions for NIH


abbreviation for(in the US)
  1. National Institutes of Health

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Cultural definitions for NIH


A U.S. government agency headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, which conducts and supports a wide range of medical research. NIH comprises thirteen separate agencies, each responsible for a different aspect of health, such as allergy and immunology, heart and lung, and so on. NIH also plays a role in training research scientists and providing and distributing biological and medical information.

Notes for NIH

A good portion of the funding for basic biomedical research is funneled through this agency.

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