1. bulima nervosa a disorder of eating in which the person alternates between strong craving for food and aversion to food; characterized by excessive eating followed by periods of fasting or self-induced vomiting
  2. pars nervosa the posterior lobe of the pituitary body
  3. bulimarexia a disorder of eating in which the person alternates between strong craving for food and aversion to food; characterized by excessive eating followed by periods of fasting or self-induced vomiting
  4. pulmonary vein any of four veins that carry arterial blood from the lungs to the left atrium of the heart
  5. Mahonia nervosa small shrub with grey-green leaves and yellow flowers followed by glaucous blue berries
  6. balminess the quality of weather that is deliciously mild and soothing
  7. polymorphous having or occurring in several distinct forms
  8. pulmonary emphysema an abnormal condition of the lungs marked by decreased respiratory function; associated with smoking or chronic bronchitis or old age
  9. pulmonary relating to or affecting the lungs
  10. preliminary preceding or in preparation for something more important
  11. anorexia nervosa (psychiatry) a psychological disorder characterized by somatic delusions that one is too fat despite being emaciated
  12. bioluminescence luminescence produced by physiological processes
  13. systema nervosum the sensory and control apparatus consisting of a network of nerve cells
  14. pulmonary valve a semilunar valve between the right ventricle and the pulmonary artery; prevents blood from flowing from the artery back into the heart
  15. Iliamna remota a rare mallow found only in Illinois resembling the common hollyhock and having pale rose-mauve flowers; sometimes placed in genus Sphaeralcea
  16. laminar flow nonturbulent streamline flow in parallel layers (laminae)
  17. by all means definitely or certainly
  18. William Henry Hoover United States industrialist who manufactured vacuum cleaners
  19. polemoniaceous of or pertaining to or characteristic of plants of the family Polemoniaceae
  20. preliminary exam an examination taken by graduate students to determine their fitness to continue