Medical Dictionary


adj nor·mal \ˈnr-məl\

Medical Definition of NORMAL

a :  according with, constituting, or not deviating from a norm, rule, or principle b :  conforming to a type, standard, or regular pattern
:  occurring naturally and not because of disease, inoculation, or any experimental treatment <normal immunity>
a :  of, relating to, or characterized by average intelligence or development b :  free from mental disorder :  sane c :  characterized by balanced well-integrated functioning of the organism as a whole
a of a solution :  having a concentration of one gram equivalent of solute per liter b :  containing neither basic hydrogen nor acid hydrogen <normal phosphate of silver> c :  not associated <normal molecules> d :  having a straight-chain structure <normal pentane>
nor·mal·ly \ˈnr-mə-lē\ adverb
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