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  • nil by mouth (nothing may be eaten or drunk)
  • non-profit organization


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  • (also known as NPO - Nederlandse Publieke Omroep).


  • In addition to expressing confidence that Japanese business could adapt, several company leaders predicted that in the aftermath of the quake and tsunami, the long dormant Japanese "NPO" nonprofit organization, the term of reference for NGO in Japan would become more important.

    Aron Cramer: Japan: From Tragedy to Turning Point?

  • Although many considered the tender a formality and RKK Energia's design as the favorite, Khrunichev enterprise in Moscow submitted its proposals for the follow-on to the TKS spacecraft and NPO Molniya pushed the modified design of the MAKS mini-shuttle, it proposed in the 1990s.

    STS-119 Update - NASA Watch

  • Orbital is offering up the Taurus II which is partially derived from their Taurus line but uses a liquid first stage which Orbital has no experience with and has to contract with NPO (Zenit) to produce and fly.

    COTS Wars? - NASA Watch

  • They should have nothing to eat or drink (NPO) after dinner and be scheduled for the first morning appointment.

    Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

  • A new-to-me blog for the NPO Japan for Sustainability recently published the results of a survey into awareness of fair trade that showed a quite surprising to me 17.6% who both knew the term, and knew it was concerned with poverty and the environment.

    Whew, I’m legal, I think!

  • Prior to most medical procedures, patients are required to be "NPO" after midnight.

    Hollye Harrington Jacobs: Breast Cancer Phase Two: Portacath Insertion

  • The purpose of being NPO i.e., fasting is to protect your lungs from aspiration.

    Hollye Harrington Jacobs: Breast Cancer Phase Two: Portacath Insertion

  • Additionally, while Israel has transformed Gaza into a prison with sanctions, the local authorities of Hamas in an unwritten agreement with Israel have tried to close the area to non profit organizations (NPO).

    Amir Madani: Perspectives of Peace in the Middle East

  •  You'll be NPO for a few days so here are lemon sticks to moisten your lips.



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