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Spreading gangrene beginning in a mucous membrane; considered to be a malignant form of infection by fusospirochetal organisms. Also known as gangrenous stomatitis.



a disease whose clinical picture resembles that of progressive moist gangrene.

Noma usually develops in undernourished persons during or after an infectious disease, for example, measles, dysentry, typhus, malaria, or leishmaniasis. Its occurrence is particularly common during large-scale disasters, such as wars and crop failures. Children between the ages of two and six are the most susceptible.

Noma usually affects the facial tissues and the mucous membranes of the mouth; sometimes other areas are affected, including the genitalia and the rectum. The cause of the disease has not been conclusively determined, although it is known that no malignant neoplasm is involved. Noma is treated with antibiotics, antigangrene serum, and blood transfusions, in conjunction with a balanced diet that includes multiple vitamins.

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--Next, we are going to obtain closed-form expressions for outage probability (OP) in exact and approximate forms to explore the advantages of NOMA.
He revealed that the Federal Government established the National Noma Control Programme in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) geared toward creating awareness and working preventions.
To improve the spectral efficiency, DT transmits the superposition signal to CU and DT in NOMA scheme.
[summation over (n[member of]N)][r.sup.f.sub.m,n] = [summation over ([for all]n[member of]N)] log ([summation over ([for all]f[member of]F)] [P.sup.f.sub.m,n] [[absolute value of ([h.sup.f.sub.m,n])].sup.2] [[rho].sup.f.sub.m,n] + [N.sub.0] + [I.sup.f.sub.m,n] (NOMA)+ I (Intercell)) - log ([I.sup.f.sub.m,n] (NOMA) + [I.sup.f.sub.m,n] (Intercell) + [N.sub.0]),
Noma joined the Carroll County State's Attorney's Office in 2007 where he prosecuted a range of felonies and misdemeanors from armed robbery to trespass during his four-year tenure.
We knew when we were opening Noma that we had something special.
Furthermore, the DL performance in terms of average data-rate is analyzed over Rician fading channels for the cooperative relay NOMA. The mathematical formulation is performed and it is compared with the proposed simulation results for better understanding the associated concepts.
The Noma has a 24-hour attended lobby, landscaped terrace, library and lounge, fitness center, bicycle storage and generator.
"Meeting Noma and seeing her on stage was like meeting my older self and have her tell me everything was going to be all right, which as you can imagine was immensely comforting - and emotional!"
"It's difficult to compare anything with Noma," he muses, "but it wasn't my achievement alone, I had a very good chef and friend and partner with me down the road in Rene (Redzepi), and he grew a lot through the project.
The works will be on exhibit from July 1 - July 30th at NOMA gallery, in historic downtown Frederick.
Noma Dumezweni was chosen to play the character in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which begins in London next month.