Definitions for "National Institutes of Health"
"One of the world's foremost biomedical research centers, and the Federal focal point for biomedical research in the U.S."
One of eight health agencies of the Public Health Service (the Public Health Service is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services). Composed of 24 separate institutes, centers, and divisions, NIH is the largest biomedical research facility in the world.
National Institutes of Health: a federal agency within the Public Health Service, DHHS, comprising 27 institutes and centers. It is responsible for carrying out and supporting biomedical and behavioral research.( Office of the Director (OD)