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  • m   noun the 13th letter of the Roman alphabet;  concentration measured by the number of moles of solute per liter of solution;  the basic unit of length adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites (approximately 1.094 yards)
  • m chat.
  • m chat modified checklist for autism in toddlers.
  • m spike.
  • ma   noun informal terms for a mother;  a master's degree in arts and sciences;  a state in New England; one of the original 13 colonies; one thousandth of an ampere
  • mac   noun a waterproof raincoat made of rubberized fabric
  • macbeth   noun king of Scotland (died in 1057)
  • maccoll.
  • mackenzie   noun a Canadian river; flows into the Beaufort Sea; Canadian explorer (born in England) who explored the Mackenzie River and who was first to cross North American by land north of Mexico (1764 1820)
  • macrobiotic   adj. of or relating to the theory or practice of macrobiotics
  • macrocytic.
  • macrocytosis   noun the presence of macrocytes in the blood
  • macroglobulinemia.
  • macroglossia   noun a congenital disorder characterized by an abnormally large tongue; often seen in cases of Down's syndrome
  • macrolide.
  • macrolides.
  • macronutrient.
  • macronutrient requirements for hospitalized.
  • macroprolactinemia.
  • macrovascular.
  • macular.
  • maculopapular.
  • maculopathy.
  • magnesium   noun a light silver white ductile bivalent metallic element; in pure form it burns with brilliant white flame; occurs naturally only in combination (as in magnesite and dolomite and carnallite and spinel and olivine)
  • magnesium sulfate   noun a salt of magnesium
  • magnetic   adj. having the properties of a magnet; i.e. of attracting iron or steel;  determined by earth's magnetic fields;  capable of being magnetized;  of or relating to or caused by magnetism;  possessing an extraordinary ability to attract;  having the properties of a magnet; the ability to draw or pull
  • magnetic resonance angiography.
  • magnetic resonance imaging   noun the use of nuclear magnetic resonance of protons to produce proton density images
  • magnetism   noun the branch of science that studies magnetism; attraction for iron; associated with electric currents as well as magnets; characterized by fields of force
  • maintenance   noun the unauthorized interference in a legal action by a person having no interest in it (as by helping one party with money or otherwise to continue the action) so as to obstruct justice or promote unnecessary litigation or unsettle the peace of the community;  means of maintenance of a family or group;  activity involved in maintaining something in good working order;  the act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence;  court ordered support paid by one spouse to another after they are separated
  • maintenance of normal glucose homeostasis.
  • major   adj. greater in number or size or amount;  greater in scope or effect;  of full legal age;  of a scale or mode;  of the field of academic study in which one concentrates or specializes;  of greater importance or stature or rank;  of greater seriousness or danger; noun the principal field of study of a student at a university;  a commissioned military officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines; below lieutenant colonel and above captain;  a university student who is studying a particular field as the principal subject; British statesman who was prime minister from 1990 until 1997 (born in 1943);  verb have as one's principal field of study
  • major depression and medical illness.
  • major depressive disorder.
  • making   noun (usually plural) the components needed for making or doing something;  the act that results in something coming to be; an attribute that must be met or complied with and that fits a person for something
  • mal.
  • malabsorption   noun abnormal absorption of nutrients from the digestive tract
  • malabsorptive.
  • malaria   noun an infective disease caused by sporozoan parasites that are transmitted through the bite of an infected Anopheles mosquito; marked by paroxysms of chills and fever
  • male   adj. being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that perform the fertilizing function in generation;  for or pertaining to or composed of men or boys;  characteristic of a man;  noun an animal that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that can fertilize female gametes (ova);  the capital of Maldives in the center of the islands;  a person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies
  • male climacteric.
  • male to female.
  • maleate   noun a salt or ester of maleic acid; used as a nontricyclic antidepressant drug for psychomotor activation
  • males.
  • malformation   noun something abnormal or anomalous;  an affliction in which some part of the body is misshapen or malformed
  • malformations.
  • maligna.
  • malignancies.
  • malignancy   noun (medicine) a malignant state; progressive and resistant to treatment and tending to cause death;  quality of being disposed to evil; intense ill will
  • malignant   adj. dangerous to health; characterized by progressive and uncontrolled growth (especially of a tumor)
  • malingering   noun evading duty or work by pretending to be incapacitated
  • mallory.
  • malnutrition   noun a state of poor nutrition; can result from insufficient or excessive or unbalanced diet or from inability to absorb foods
  • malpractice   noun a wrongful act that the actor had no right to do; improper professional conduct;  professional wrongdoing that results in injury or damage
  • malrotation.
  • malt   noun a cereal grain that is kiln dried after having been germinated by soaking in water; used especially in brewing and distilling;  a lager of high alcohol content; by law it is considered too alcoholic to be sold as lager or beer;  a milkshake made with malt powder;  verb convert into malt;  convert grain into malt;  turn into malt, become malt;  treat with malt or malt extract
  • malterud.
  • maltreatment   noun cruel or inhumane treatment
  • mammogram   noun X ray film of the soft tissue of the breast
  • mammograms.
  • mammography   noun a diagnostic procedure to detect breast tumors by the use of X rays
  • man   noun game equipment consisting of an object used in playing certain board games;  one of the British Isles in the Irish Sea;  an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman);  a male person who plays a significant role (husband or lover or boyfriend) in the life of a particular woman;  an adult male person who has a manly character (virile and courageous competent);  the generic use of the word to refer to any human being;  a male subordinate;  any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage;  all of the living human inhabitants of the earth;  someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force;  a manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employer;  verb provide with men;  take charge of a certain job; occupy a certain work place
  • managed.
  • management   noun the act of managing something;  those in charge of running a business
  • management of as goal in hospice.
  • management of exacerbations of copd.
  • managing.
  • managing unreasonable expectations and.
  • maneuver   noun an action aimed at evading an opponent;  a move made to gain a tactical end;  a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill;  a military training exercise;  a plan for attaining a particular goal;  verb act in order to achieve a certain goal;  perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense;  direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
  • maneuvers.
  • manganese   noun a hard brittle grey polyvalent metallic element that resembles iron but is not magnetic; used in making steel; occurs in many minerals
  • manic   adj. affected with or marked by frenzy or mania uncontrolled by reason
  • manic depression   noun a mental disorder characterized by episodes of mania and depression
  • manic depressive   adj. suffering from a disorder characterized by alternating mania and depression;  noun a person afflicted with manic depressive illness
  • manifestations.
  • manipulation   noun exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage;  the action of touching with the hands (or the skillful use of the hands) or by the use of mechanical means
  • manitoba   noun one of the three prairie provinces in central Canada
  • manitoba longitudinal study on.
  • manner   noun a way of acting or behaving;  how something is done or how it happens;  a kind
  • mantoux.
  • manual   adj. requiring human effort;  doing or requiring physical work;  of or relating to the hands;  noun a small handbook;  (military) a prescribed drill in handling a rifle
  • manual of mental disorders fourth.
  • maois.
  • maois monoamine oxidase inhibitors.
  • map   noun a diagrammatic representation of the earth's surface (or part of it);  a function such that for every element of one set there is a unique element of another set;  verb to establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets);  explore or survey for the purpose of making a map;  make a map of; show or establish the features of details of;  depict as if on a map;  plan, delineate, or arrange in detail; locate within a specific region of a chromosome in relation to known DNA or gene sequences
  • mar   noun a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body);  the month following February and preceding April;  verb make imperfect;  destroy or injure severely
  • marfan.
  • marie.
  • marijuana   noun a strong smelling plant from whose dried leaves a number of euphoriant and hallucinogenic drugs are prepared;  the most commonly used illicit drug; considered a soft drug, it consists of the dried leaves of the hemp plant; smoked or chewed for euphoric effect
  • marital   adj. of or relating to the state of marriage
  • marital separation.
  • markers.
  • marks   noun English businessman who created a retail chain (1888 1964)
  • marmot   noun stocky coarse furred burrowing rodent with a short bushy tail found throughout the northern hemisphere; hibernates in winter
  • marrow   noun the fatty network of connective tissue that fills the cavities of bones;  large elongated squash with creamy to deep green skins;  very tender and very nutritious tissue from marrowbones;  any of various squash plants grown for their elongated fruit with smooth dark green skin and whitish flesh;  the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
  • marrow infiltration.
  • marshall   noun United States jurist; as chief justice of the Supreme Court he established the principles of United States constitutional law (1755 1835);  United States general and statesman who as Secretary of State organized the European Recovery Program (1880 1959);  United States actor (1914 1998);  a law officer having duties similar to those of a sheriff in carrying out the judgments of a court of law;  (in some countries) a military officer of highest rank
  • masked   adj. having its true character concealed with the intent of misleading
  • maslach.
  • maslach burnout inventory.
  • masqueraders.
  • mass   adj. gathered or tending to gather into a mass or whole; noun (Roman Catholic Church and Protestant Churches) the celebration of the Eucharist;  the property of a body that causes it to have weight in a gravitational field;  a sequence of prayers constituting the Christian Eucharistic rite;  a musical setting for a Mass;  an ill structured collection of similar things (objects or people); a body of matter without definite shape;  the property of something that is great in magnitude;  the common people generally;  (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent;  verb join together into a mass or collect or form a mass
  • massage   noun kneading and rubbing parts of the body to increase circulation and promote relaxation;  verb give a massage to; manually manipulate (someone's body), usually for medicinal or relaxation purposes
  • massage therapy.
  • masses   noun the common people generally
  • massive   adj. consisting of great mass; containing a great quantity of matter;  imposing in size or bulk or solidity;  imposing in scale or scope or degree or power;  being the same substance throughout
  • mast   noun a vertical spar for supporting sails;  any sturdy upright pole;  nuts of forest trees used as feed for swine;  nuts of forest trees (as beechnuts and acorns) accumulated on the ground; used especially as food for swine
  • mastalgia   noun pain in the breast
  • mastitis   noun inflammation of a breast (or udder)
  • mastits.
  • mastocytosis.
  • mastoiditis   noun inflammation of the mastoid
  • masturbation   noun manual stimulation of the genital organs (of yourself or another) for sexual pleasure
  • matching   adj. intentionally matched;  being two identical
  • maternal   adj. characteristic of a mother;  relating to or derived from one's mother;  relating to or characteristic of or befitting a parent; related on the mother's side
  • matrix   noun mold used in the production of phonograph records, type, or other relief surface;  the formative tissue at the base of a nail;  the body substance in which tissue cells are embedded;  a rectangular array of elements (or entries) set out by rows and columns;  an enclosure within which something originates or develops (from the Latin for womb)
  • matrix metalloproteinases.
  • matthew   noun one of the Gospels in the New Testament; includes the Sermon on the Mount;  (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally considered to be the author of the first Gospel
  • matthews.
  • mattress   noun a large thick pad filled with resilient material and often incorporating coiled springs, used as a bed or part of a bed
  • maturation   noun coming to full development; becoming mature; (medicine) the formation of morbific matter in an abscess or a vesicle and the discharge of pus;  (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level
  • mature   adj. fully considered and perfected;  having reached full natural growth or development;  characteristic of maturity;  (of birds) having developed feathers or plumage; often used in combination; fully developed or matured and ready to be eaten or used;  verbdevelop and reach maturity; undergo maturation;  become due for repayment;  develop and work out fully in one's mind;  cause to ripen and discharge pus;  grow old or older;  cause to ripen or develop fully
  • maturity   noun state of being mature; full development;  the date on which a financial obligation must be repaid;  the period of time in your life after your physical growth has stopped and you are fully developed
  • mavik.
  • maxillary   adj. of or relating to the upper jaw;  noun the jaw in vertebrates that is fused to the cranium
  • mazonson.
  • mb eat.
  • mbct.
  • mbi.
  • mbsr.
  • mcardle.
  • mcburney.
  • mcdaniel.
  • mcguire.
  • mcintyre.
  • mcmurray.
  • mcnamara.
  • mcroberts.
  • mcv.
  • mcwhinney.
  • mcwilliam.
  • mdanoma.
  • mdd.
  • mdma   noun a stimulant drug that is chemically related to mescaline and amphetamine and is used illicitly for its euphoric and hallucinogenic effects; it was formerly used in psychotherapy but in 1985 it was declared illegal in the United States
  • mdrd.
  • mds.
  • me   noun a state in New England
  • mean   adj. (used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity;  excellent;  of no value or worth;  (used of sums of money) so small in amount as to deserve contempt; characterized by malice;  having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality;  approximating the statistical norm or average or expected value;  marked by poverty befitting a beggar;  noun an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n;  verb destine or designate for a certain purpose;  denote or connote;  mean or intend to express or convey;  have a specified degree of importance;  have in mind as a purpose;  intend to refer to;  have as a logical consequence
  • mean corpuscular volume.
  • meaning   adj. rich in significance or implication;  noun the idea that is intended;  the message that is intended or expressed or signified
  • meaningful   adj. having a meaning or purpose
  • measles   noun an acute and highly contagious viral disease marked by distinct red spots followed by a rash; occurs primarily in children
  • measles mumps and rubella.
  • measures.
  • measuring   noun the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule
  • measuring physical parameters of growth.
  • meatus   noun a natural body passageway
  • mechanic   adj. resembling the action of a machine;  noun someone whose occupation is repairing and maintaining automobiles;  a craftsman skilled in operating machine tools
  • mechanical   adj. using (or as if using) mechanisms or tools or devices;  relating to or governed by or in accordance with mechanics;  relating to or concerned with machinery or tools
  • mechanical and revascularization strategies for.
  • mechanically   adv. in a machinelike manner; without feeling;  in a mechanical manner; by a mechanism
  • mechanism   noun the technical aspects of doing something; device consisting of a piece of machinery; has moving parts that perform some function;  (philosophy) the philosophical theory that all phenomena can be explained in terms of physical or biological causes;  a natural object resembling a machine in structure or function;  the atomic process that occurs during a chemical reaction
  • mechanisms.
  • mecholyl   noun parasympathomimetic drug (trademark Mecholyl) that stimulates secretions and smooth muscle activity
  • meckel.
  • meclizine   noun an antihistamine (trade name Antivert) used to treat or prevent motion sickness
  • meconium   noun thick dark green mucoid material that is the first feces of a newborn child
  • meconium stained.
  • medalie.
  • medawar   noun British immunologist (born in Brazil) who studied tissue transplants and discovered that the rejection of grafts was an immune response (1915 1987)
  • media.
  • medial   adj. dividing an animal into right and left halves;  relating to or situated in or extending toward the middle
  • medial tibial stress syndrome.
  • mediastinitis.
  • mediastinum   noun the part of the thoracic cavity between the lungs that contains the heart and aorta and esophagus and trachea and thymus
  • mediated   adj. acting or brought about through an intervening agency
  • medicaid   noun health care for the needy; a federally and state funded program
  • medical   adj. requiring or amenable to treatment by medicine especially as opposed to surgery;  relating to the study or practice of medicine;  of or belonging to Aesculapius or the healing art;  noun a thorough physical examination; includes a variety of tests depending on the age and sex and health of the person
  • medical history   noun the case history of a medical patient as recalled by the patient
  • medical home.
  • medical interaction with anxiety and.
  • medical literature and interpretation of.
  • medical nutrition therapy recommendations for.
  • medical research council vitamin study in united kingdom on.
  • medicamentosa.
  • medicare   noun health care for the aged; a federally administered system of health insurance available to persons aged 65 and over
  • medication   noun the act of treating with medicines or remedies; (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
  • medication induced.
  • medication overuse.
  • medications.
  • medications drugs.
  • medications that can cause or contribute to.
  • medicine   noun the learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries;  (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease;  the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques;  punishment for one's actions;  verb treat medicinally, treat with medicine
  • medicines.
  • meditation   noun continuous and profound contemplation or musing on a subject or series of subjects of a deep or abstruse nature;  (religion) contemplation of spiritual matters (usually on religious or philosophical subjects)
  • mediterranean   adj. of or relating to or characteristic of or located near the Mediterranean Sea;  noun the largest inland sea; between Europe and Africa and Asia
  • medline   noun the computer based telephone system of the United States National Library of Medicine that provides rapid linkage to MEDLARS
  • medroxyprogesterone   noun a progestin compound (trade name Provera) used to treat menstrual disorders
  • medulla   noun the inner part of an organ or structure in plant or animal;  lower or hindmost part of the brain; continuous with spinal cord; (`bulb' is an old term for medulla oblongata);  a white fatty substance that forms a medullary sheath around the axis cylinder of some nerve fibers
  • medullary   adj. of or relating to the medulla of any body part;  of or relating to the medulla oblongata;  containing or consisting of or resembling bone marrow
  • medulloblastoma.
  • medusae.
  • mefenamic.
  • mefloquine   noun an antimalarial drug (trade name Larium and Mephaquine) that is effective in cases that do not respond to chloroquine; said to produce harmful neuropsychiatric effects on some people
  • mefloquine in malaria management.
  • megacolon   noun an abnormal enlargement of the colon; can be congenital (as in Hirschsprung's disease) or acquired (as when children refuse to defecate)
  • megaloblastic   adj. of or relating to megaloblasts
  • megaloblastic anemia   noun anemia characterized by many large immature and dysfunctional red blood cells (megaloblasts) in the bone marrow; associated with pernicious anemia
  • megaloblastic anemia associated with.
  • megaloblasts.
  • meglitinide.
  • meglitinides.
  • meigs.
  • melanocytic.
  • melanocytosis.
  • melanoma   noun any of several malignant neoplasms (usually of the skin) consisting of melanocytes
  • melanosis   noun a condition characterized by abnormal deposits of melanin (especially in the skin)
  • meld   noun a form of rummy using two decks of cards and four jokers; jokers and deuces are wild; the object is to form groups of the same rank;  verb announce for a score; of cards in a card game; mix together different elements;  lose its distinct outline or shape; blend gradually
  • melena   noun abnormally dark tarry feces containing blood (usually from gastrointestinal bleeding)
  • mellitus.
  • memantine.
  • membrane   noun a thin pliable sheet of material;  a pliable sheet of tissue that covers or lines or connects organs or cells of animals
  • membranoproliferative.
  • membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis.
  • membranous   adj. characterized by formation of a membrane (or something resembling a membrane);  relating to or made of or similar to a membrane
  • memorandum   noun a written proposal or reminder
  • memory   noun an electronic memory device;  the power of retaining and recalling past experience;  the cognitive processes whereby past experience is remembered;  something that is remembered;  the area of cognitive psychology that studies memory processes
  • men   noun the force of workers available
  • meniere   noun French otologist who first described a form of vertigo now known as Meniere's disease and identified the semicircular canals as the site of the lesion (1799 1862)
  • meninges   noun a membrane (one of 3) that envelops the brain and spinal cord
  • meningioma   noun a tumor arising in the meninges which surround the brain and spinal cord; usually slow growing and sometimes malignant
  • meningitides.
  • meningitidis.
  • meningitis   noun infectious disease characterized by inflammation of the meninges (the tissues that surround the brain or spinal cord) usually caused by a bacterial infection; symptoms include headache and stiff neck and fever and nausea
  • meningoceles.
  • meningococcal.
  • meningococcemia.
  • meningoencephaloceles.
  • meningogococcal.
  • meningogococcal conjugate for travelers.
  • meniscal.
  • meniscus   noun (physics) the curved upper surface of a nonturbulent liquid in a vertical tube;  (optics) a lens that is concave on one side and convex on the other;  (anatomy) a disk of cartilage that serves as a cushion between the ends of bones that meet at a joint
  • menometrorrhagia.
  • menopausal   adj. of or relating to the menopause
  • menopause   noun the time in a woman's life in which the menstrual cycle ends
  • menorrhagia   noun abnormally heavy or prolonged menstruation; can be a symptom of uterine tumors and can lead to anemia if prolonged
  • menorrhea   noun flow of blood from the uterus; occurs at roughly monthly intervals during a woman's reproductive years
  • mensical.
  • menstrual   adj. of or relating to menstruation or the menses
  • menstrual irregularities as side effect of.
  • menstrual patterns and symptom overview.
  • mental   adj. affected by a disorder of the mind;  involving the mind or an intellectual process;  of or relating to the chin or liplike structure in insects and certain mollusks;  of or relating to the mind; of or relating to the chin or median part of the lower jaw
  • mental health   noun the psychological state of someone who is functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioral adjustment
  • mental health issues as factor in health and health care disparities.
  • mental retardation   noun lack of normal development of intellectual capacities
  • meperidine   noun a synthetic narcotic drug (trade name Demerol) used to treat pain
  • meprobamate   noun a sedative and tranquilizer (trade name Miltown and Equanil and Meprin) used to treat muscle tension and anxiety
  • meralgia   noun pain in the thigh
  • meridian   adj. of or happening at noon;  being at the best stage of development;  noun an imaginary great circle on the surface of the earth passing through the north and south poles at right angles to the equator;  a town in eastern Mississippi;  the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
  • mering.
  • mers.
  • mesalamine.
  • mesenteric   adj. of or relating to or located in a mesentery
  • mesmer   noun Austrian physician who tried to treat diseases with a form of hypnotism (1734 1815)
  • mesothelioma   noun a rare form of carcinoma of the mesothelium lining lungs or abdomen or heart; usually associated with exposure to asbestos dust
  • message   noun a communication (usually brief) that is written or spoken or signaled;  what a communication that is about something is about;  verb send a message;  send as a message;  send a message to
  • mesylate.
  • meta analysis.
  • metabolic   adj. undergoing metamorphosis;  of or relating to metabolism
  • metabolic acidosis   noun acidosis and bicarbonate concentration in the body fluids resulting either from the accumulation of acids or the abnormal loss of bases from the body (as in diarrhea or renal disease)
  • metabolic disorders.
  • metabolic equivalents.
  • metabolic syndrome.
  • metabolism   noun the organic processes (in a cell or organism) that are necessary for life;  the marked and rapid transformation of a larva into an adult that occurs in some animals
  • metabolism and excretion conditions affecting.
  • metabolizer.
  • metabolizers.
  • metacarpal   adj. of or relating to the metacarpus;  noun any bone of the hand between the wrist and fingers
  • metallic   adj. containing or made of or resembling or characteristic of a metal;  noun a yarn made partly or entirely of metal;  a fabric made of a yarn that is partly or entirely of metal
  • metalloproteinases.
  • metanephrines.
  • metaplasia.
  • metastases.
  • metastatic   adj. relating to or affected by metastasis
  • metatarsal   adj. of or relating to the metatarsus;  noun any bone of the foot between the ankle and the toes
  • metatarsalgia.
  • meteorism.
  • metformin   noun an antidiabetic drug (trade name Glucophage) prescribed to treat type II diabetes
  • metformin xl.
  • metformin xr.
  • methadone   noun synthetic narcotic drug similar to morphine but less habit forming; used in narcotic detoxification and maintenance of heroin addiction
  • methamphetamine   noun an amphetamine derivative (trade name Methedrine) used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant
  • methanol   noun a light volatile flammable poisonous liquid alcohol; used as an antifreeze and solvent and fuel and as a denaturant for ethyl alcohol
  • methemoglobinemia.
  • methicillin resistant.
  • methicillin resistant s aureus.
  • methimazole.
  • method   noun a way of doing something, especially a systematic way; implies an orderly logical arrangement (usually in steps);  an acting technique introduced by Stanislavsky in which the actor recalls emotions or reactions from his or her own life and uses them to identify with the character being portrayed
  • methodologic.
  • methods.
  • methods for.
  • methotrexate   noun toxic antimetabolite that limits cellular reproduction by acting as an antagonist to folic acid; used to treat certain cancers and psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • methyldopa   noun antihypertensive drug (trade name Aldomet) used in the treatment of high blood pressure
  • methylenedioxymethamphetamine   noun a stimulant drug that is chemically related to mescaline and amphetamine and is used illicitly for its euphoric and hallucinogenic effects; it was formerly used in psychotherapy but in 1985 it was declared illegal in the United States
  • methylglutaryl coenzyme.
  • methylglutaryl coenzyme a.
  • methylglutarylcoenzyme.
  • methylglutarylcoenzyme a reductase inhibitor.
  • methylphenidate   noun central nervous system stimulant (trade name Ritalin) used in the treatment of narcolepsy in adults and attention deficit disorder in children
  • methylphenidate transdermal delivery system.
  • methyltransferase.
  • methysergide.
  • metoclopramide.
  • metoprolol   noun beta blocker (trade name Lopressor) used in treating hypertension and angina and arrhythmia and acute myocardial infarction; has adverse side effects (depression and exacerbation of congestive heart failure etc.)
  • metoprolol succinate.
  • metoprolol tartrate.
  • metorrhagia.
  • metronidazole   noun antiprotozoal medication (trade name Flagyl) used to treat trichomoniasis and giardiasis
  • metrorrhagia   noun bleeding from the uterus that is not due to menstruation; usually indicative of disease (as cervical cancer)
  • mets.
  • mets metabolic equivalents.
  • metyrapone.
  • mexiletine   noun antiarrhythmic drug (trade name Mexitil) used to treat ventricular arrhythmias
  • mexitil   noun antiarrhythmic drug (trade name Mexitil) used to treat ventricular arrhythmias
  • meyer.
  • mf   noun 300 to 3000 kilohertz
  • mfe.
  • mg coa.
  • mgus.
  • mh.
  • mh a tp.
  • mhl.
  • mi   noun the syllable naming the third (mediant) note of any major scale in solmization;  the government agency in the United Kingdom that is responsible for internal security and counterintelligence overseas;  the government agency in the United Kingdom that is responsible for internal security and counterintelligence on British territory;  a midwestern state in north central United States in the Great Lakes region;  a unit of length equal to 1760 yards;  a unit of length used in navigation; equivalent to the distance spanned by one minute of arc in latitude; 1,852 meters;  a British unit of length equivalent to 1,853.18 meters (6,082 feet);  destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle
  • mi myocardial infarction.
  • micardis.
  • michael   noun (Old Testament) the guardian archangel of the Jews
  • michigan   noun a gambling card game in which chips are placed on the ace and king and queen and jack of separate suits (taken from a separate deck); a player plays the lowest card of a suit in his hand and successively higher cards are played until the sequence stops; the player who plays a card matching one in the layout wins all the chips on that card;  a midwestern state in north central United States in the Great Lakes region;  the 3rd largest of the Great Lakes; the largest freshwater lake entirely within the United States borders
  • michigan alcoholism screening test.
  • micro expressions.
  • microalbuminuria.
  • microangiopathy.
  • microbial   adj. of or involving or caused by or being microbes
  • microbiome.
  • microcephaly   noun an abnormally small head and underdeveloped brain
  • microcytic.
  • microhemagglutination.
  • microhemagglutination assay for.
  • micromedex.
  • microscopic   adj. too small to be seen except under a microscope; extremely precise with great attention to details;  of or relating to or used in microscopy;  infinitely or immeasurably small
  • microscopy   noun research with the use of microscopes
  • microvascular.
  • microzide.
  • midamor.
  • middle   adj. between an earlier and a later period of time;  of a stage in the development of a language or literature between earlier and later stages;  equally distant from the extremes;  being neither at the beginning nor at the end in a series;  noun the middle area of the human torso (usually in front);  an intermediate part or section;  time between the beginning and the end of a temporal period;  an area that is approximately central within some larger region;  verb put in the middle
  • middle east respiratory syndrome.
  • midline   noun the median plane of the body (or some part of the body)
  • midmaximal.
  • midmaximal expiratory flow rate.
  • midwives.
  • mifflin st.
  • miglitol.
  • migraine   noun a severe recurring vascular headache; occurs more frequently in women than men
  • migrainous.
  • migrainous neuralgia.
  • migrans.
  • migration   noun the movement of persons from one country or locality to another;  the periodic passage of groups of animals (especially birds or fishes) from one region to another for feeding or breeding;  (chemistry) the nonrandom movement of an atom or radical from one place to another within a molecule;  a group of people migrating together (especially in some given time period)
  • migratory   adj. used of animals that move seasonally;  habitually moving from place to place especially in search of seasonal work
  • mikulicz.
  • mild   adj. moderate in type or degree or effect or force; far from extreme;  mild and pleasant;  humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness
  • milestone   noun stone post at side of a road to show distances;  a significant event in your life (or in a project)
  • milestone scale.
  • milestones.
  • milia.
  • miliaria   noun obstruction of the sweat ducts during high heat and humidity
  • miliariasis.
  • miliary.
  • milk   noun produced by mammary glands of female mammals for feeding their young;  a white nutritious liquid secreted by mammals and used as food by human beings;  any of several nutritive milklike liquids;  a river that rises in the Rockies in northwestern Montana and flows eastward to become a tributary of the Missouri River;  verb take milk from female mammals;  add milk to;  exploit as much as possible
  • mill   noun machinery that processes materials by grinding or crushing;  English philosopher and economist remembered for his interpretations of empiricism and utilitarianism (1806 1873);  Scottish philosopher who expounded Bentham's utilitarianism; father of John Stuart Mill (1773 1836);  the act of grinding to a powder or dust;  a plant consisting of one or more buildings with facilities for manufacturing;  verb grind with a mill;  roll out (metal) with a rolling machine;  produce a ridge around the edge of;  move about in a confused manner
  • miller   noun machine tool in which metal that is secured to a carriage is fed against rotating cutters that shape it;  someone who works in a mill (especially a grain mill);  United States playwright (born 1915);  United States novelist whose novels were originally banned as pornographic (1891 1980);  United States bandleader of a popular big band (1909 1944);  any of various moths that have powdery wings
  • millis.
  • milnacipran.
  • milroy.
  • mimetic   adj. exhibiting mimicry;  characterized by or of the nature of or using mimesis
  • mimetics.
  • mind   noun that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason;  knowledge and intellectual ability;  attention;  recall or remembrance;  your intention; what you intend to do;  an opinion formed by judging something;  an important intellectual;  verb keep in mind;  be concerned with or about something or somebody;  be offended or bothered by; take offense with, be bothered by;  be on one's guard; be cautious or wary about; be alert to;  be in charge of or deal with;  pay close attention to; give heed to
  • mind body.
  • mindfulness   noun the trait of staying aware of (paying close attention to) your responsibilities
  • mindfulness based.
  • mindfulness based cognitive therapy.
  • mindfulness based eating.
  • mindfulness based stress reduction.
  • miner   noun laborer who works in a mine
  • mineral   adj. of or containing or derived from minerals;  composed of matter other than plant or animal;  relating to minerals;  noun solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
  • mineralocorticoids.
  • mini   adj. used of women's clothing; very short with hemline above the knee;  noun a very short skirt
  • mini mental.
  • mini nutritional assessment.
  • minimizing.
  • minimizing blood glucose excursions for.
  • minipress   noun antihypertensive drug (trade name Minipress)
  • ministry   noun the work of a minister of religion;  building where the business of a government department is transacted;  religious ministers collectively (especially Presbyterian);  a government department under the direction of a minister
  • minkowski   noun German mathematician (born in Russia) who suggested the concept of four dimensional space time (1864 1909)
  • minnesota   noun a midwestern state
  • minnesota multiphasic personality inventory   noun a self report personality inventory consisting of 550 items that describe feelings or actions which the person is asked to agree with or disagree with; many scales estimating traits and qualities of personality have been developed using MMPI items
  • minnesota multiphasic personality inventory ii.
  • minocycline   noun tetracycline antibiotic (trade name Minocin) used to treat a variety of bacterial and rickettsial infections
  • minor   adj. limited in size or scope;  inferior in number or size or amount;  lesser in scope or effect;  not of legal age;  of a scale or mode;  of your secondary field of academic concentration or specialization;  of lesser importance or stature or rank;  of lesser seriousness or danger;  warranting only temporal punishment;  nouna young person of either sex
  • minor symptoms consultation for.
  • minoris.
  • minorities.
  • minorities ethnic substance use disorders and.
  • minoxidil   noun a vasodilator (trade name Loniten) used to treat severe hypertension; one side effect is hirsutism so it is also sold (trade name Rogaine) as a treatment for male patterned baldness
  • mint   adj. as if new;  noun a plant where money is coined by authority of the government;  a candy that is flavored with a mint oil; the leaves of a mint plant used fresh or candied;  any north temperate plant of the genus Mentha with aromatic leaves and small mauve flowers;  (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent;  verb form by stamping, punching, or printing
  • minuchin.
  • miosis   noun reflex contraction of the sphincter muscle of the iris in response to a bright light (or certain drugs) causing the pupil to become smaller;  (genetics) cell division that produces reproductive cells in sexually reproducing organisms; the nucleus divides into four nuclei each containing half the chromosome number (leading to gametes in animals and spores in plants)
  • mirena.
  • mirroring.
  • mirtazapine.
  • miscarriage   noun failure of a plan;  a natural loss of the products of conception
  • miscellaneous   adj. constituting a grab bag category;  consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds (even to the point of incongruity)
  • misconceptions.
  • mismatch   noun a bad or unsuitable match;  verb match badly; match two objects or people that do not go together
  • misoprostol.
  • missed   adj. not caught with the senses or the mind
  • missed abortion.
  • misuse   noun improper or excessive use;  verb change the inherent purpose or function of something;  apply to a wrong thing or person; apply badly or incorrectly
  • mites.
  • mitoxantrone.
  • mitral   adj. of or relating to or located in or near the mitral valve; relating to or resembling the miter worn by some clerics
  • mitral regurgitation.
  • mitral valve prolapse   noun cardiopathy resulting from the mitral valve not regulating the flow of blood between the left atrium and left ventricle of the heart
  • mittelschmerz   noun pain in the area of the ovary that is felt at the time of ovulation (usually midway through the menstrual cycle)
  • mixed   adj. consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds (even to the point of incongruity);  involving or composed of different races;  caused to combine or unite
  • mixed hearing loss.
  • mj.
  • ml   noun a metric unit of volume equal to one thousandth of a liter
  • mls   noun a master's degree in library science
  • mmef.
  • mmpi   noun a self report personality inventory consisting of 550 items that describe feelings or actions which the person is asked to agree with or disagree with; many scales estimating traits and qualities of personality have been developed using MMPI items
  • mmps.
  • mmr.
  • mmr measles mumps and rubella.
  • mmse.
  • mna.
  • mnemonic   adj. of or relating to or involved the practice of aiding the memory;  noun a device (such as a rhyme or acronym) used to aid recall
  • mobile   adj. capable of changing quickly from one state or condition to another;  moving or capable of moving readily (especially from place to place);  having transportation available;  (of groups of people) tending to travel and change settlements frequently; affording change (especially in social status);  noun sculpture suspended in midair whose delicately balanced parts can be set in motion by air currents;  a port in southwestern Alabama on Mobile Bay;  a river in southwestern Alabama; flows into Mobile Bay
  • mobitz.
  • modalities.
  • modality   noun a method of therapy that involves physical or electrical therapeutic treatment;  a particular sense;  a classification of propositions on the basis of whether they claim necessity or possibility or impossibility;  verb inflections that express how the action or state is conceived by the speaker
  • model   adj. worthy of imitation;  noun the act of representing something (usually on a smaller scale);  representation of something (sometimes on a smaller scale);  a type of product;  a hypothetical description of a complex entity or process;  a representative form or pattern;  a person who poses for a photographer or painter or sculptor;  someone worthy of imitation;  something to be imitated;  a woman who wears clothes to display fashions;  verb form in clay, wax, etc;  construct a model of;  create a representation or model of; plan or create according to a model or models;  display (clothes) as a mannequin;  assume a posture as for artistic purposes
  • model for end stage liver.
  • model for end stage liver disease.
  • modeling   noun a preliminary sculpture in wax or clay from which a finished work can be copied;  the act of representing something (usually on a smaller scale);  sculpture produced by molding
  • models.
  • moderate   adj. not extreme;  being within reasonable or average limits; not excessive or extreme;  marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes;  noun a person who takes a position in the political center;  verb make less fast or intense;  preside over; restrain or temper;  make less strong or intense; soften;  make less severe or harsh;  lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits
  • moderation   noun the action of lessening in severity or intensity; quality of being moderate and avoiding extremes;  the trait of avoiding excesses;  a change for the better
  • modern   adj. characteristic of present day art and music and literature and architecture;  used of a living language; being the current stage in its development;  belonging to the modern era; since the Middle Ages;  relating to a recently developed fashion or style; ahead of the times;  noun a typeface (based on an 18th century design by Gianbattista Bodoni) distinguished by regular shape and hairline serifs and heavy downstrokes;  a contemporary person
  • modification   noun slightly modified copy; not an exact copy;  the grammatical relation that exists when a word qualifies the meaning of the phrase;  the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment);  an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another
  • modification of diet in renal disease.
  • modifications.
  • modified   adj. changed in form or character;  mediocre
  • modified biophysical profile in antepartum fetal.
  • modified checklist for autism in toddlers.
  • modifying.
  • modifying patient.
  • modifying therapy in parkinson.
  • modulation   noun the act of modifying or adjusting according to due measure and proportion (as with regard to artistic effect); (electronics) the transmission of a signal by using it to vary a carrier wave; changing the carrier's amplitude or frequency or phase;  a manner of speaking in which the loudness or pitch or tone of the voice is modified;  rise and fall of the voice pitch;  a musical passage moving from one key to another
  • modulators.
  • moerman.
  • moexipril.
  • moexipril hydrochloride.
  • mogen.
  • mohr.
  • molar   adj. pertaining to large units of behavior;  containing one mole of a substance;  designating a solution containing one mole of solute per liter of solution;  of or pertaining to the grinding teeth in the back of a mammal's mouth;  noun grinding tooth with a broad crown; located behind the premolars
  • mole   noun small velvety furred burrowing mammal having small eyes and fossorial forefeet;  a small congenital pigmented spot on the skin;  spicy sauce often containing chocolate;  a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away;  a spy who works against enemy espionage;  the molecular weight of a substance expressed in grams; the basic unit of amount of substance adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
  • molecules.
  • moles.
  • molluscum   noun any skin disease characterized by soft pulpy nodules
  • molybdenum   noun a polyvalent metallic element that resembles chromium and tungsten in its properties; used to strengthen and harden steel
  • moments.
  • mongolian   adj. of or relating to the modern Mongolian People's Republic;  of or relating to the region of Mongolia or its people or their languages or cultures;  noun a family of Altaic language spoken in Mongolia;  a member of the nomadic peoples of Mongolia
  • mongolian spot congenital dermal.
  • mongolism   noun a congenital disorder caused by having an extra 21st chromosome; results in a flat face and short stature and mental retardation
  • moniliasis   noun an infection caused by fungi of the genus Monilia or Candida (especially Candida albicans)
  • monitoring   noun the act of observing something (and sometimes keeping a record of it)
  • monitors.
  • monoamine   noun a molecule containing one amine group (especially one that is a neurotransmitter)
  • monoamine oxidase inhibitors.
  • monoamine oxidase type b inhibitors for.
  • monoarthritis.
  • monoarthritis causes of inflammatory and noninflammatory.
  • monoarticular.
  • monoclonal   adj. forming or derived from a single clone;  noun any of a class of antibodies produced in the laboratory by identical offspring of a hybridoma; very specific for a particular location in the body
  • monoclonal gammopathy of.
  • monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined.
  • monoclonal gammopathy of unknown causation.
  • monoclonal proliferation.
  • monocular.
  • monocytogenes.
  • mononeuropathies.
  • mononucleosis   noun an acute disease characterized by fever and swollen lymph nodes and an abnormal increase of mononuclear leucocytes or monocytes in the bloodstream; not highly contagious; some believe it can be transmitted by kissing
  • mononucleosis in children.
  • mononucleosis infectious.
  • monoplegia   noun paralysis of a single limb
  • monopril.
  • monosodium.
  • monoxide   noun an oxide containing just one atom of oxygen in the molecule
  • months.
  • mood   noun verb inflections that express how the action or state is conceived by the speaker;  a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling;  the prevailing psychological state
  • moon   noun any natural satellite of a planet;  the natural satellite of the Earth;  any object resembling a moon;  United States religious leader (born in Korea) who founded the Unification Church in 1954; was found guilty of conspiracy to evade taxes (born in 1920);  the light of the moon;  the period between successive new moons (29.531 days);  verb expose one's buttocks to;  be idle in a listless or dreamy way;  have dreamlike musings or fantasies while awake
  • moral   adj. concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles;  psychological rather than physical or tangible in effect; arising from the sense of right and wrong;  relating to principles of right and wrong; i.e. to morals or ethics;  adhering to ethical and moral principles;  noun the significance of a story or event
  • morbidity   noun an abnormally gloomy or unhealthy state of mind; the relative incidence of a particular disease;  the quality of being unhealthful and generally bad for you
  • morbidity and mortality in adults.
  • morbilliform   adj. of a rash that resembles that of measles
  • more   adj. (comparative of `much' used with mass nouns) a quantifier meaning greater in size or amount or extent or degree; (comparative of `many' used with count nouns) quantifier meaning greater in number;  adv. used to form the comparative of some adjectives and adverbs;  comparative of much; to a greater degree or extent;  noun English statesman who opposed Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon and was imprisoned and beheaded; recalled for his concept of Utopia, the ideal state
  • moro   noun a member of the predominantly Muslim people in the southern Philippines
  • morphine   noun an alkaloid narcotic drug extracted from opium; a powerful, habit forming narcotic used to relieve pain
  • morrell.
  • mortality   noun the quality or state of being mortal;  the ratio of deaths in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 per year
  • mortality and morbidity changes.
  • moses   noun (Old Testament) the Hebrew prophet who led the Israelites from Egypt across the Red sea on a journey known as the Exodus; Moses received the Ten Commandments from God on Mount Sinai;  United States painter of colorful and primitive rural scenes (1860 1961)
  • moskowitz.
  • most   adj. the superlative of `much' that can be used with mass nouns and is usually preceded by `the'; a quantifier meaning the greatest in amount or extent or degree;  (superlative of `many' used with count nouns and often preceded by `the') quantifier meaning the greatest in number;  adv. used to form the superlative;  very;  (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished
  • motion   noun the act of changing location from one place to another;  a change of position that does not entail a change of location;  a formal proposal for action made to a deliberative assembly for discussion and vote;  a state of change;  the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals;  a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something;  an optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object;  verb show, express or direct through movement
  • motivational   adj. of or relating to motivation
  • motivational enhancement therapy for substance.
  • motor   adj. causing or able to cause motion;  conveying information to the muscles from the CNS;  noun machine that converts other forms of energy into mechanical energy and so imparts motion;  a nonspecific agent that imparts motion;  verb travel or be transported in a vehicle
  • mott   noun United States feminist and suffragist (1793 1880)
  • mountain   noun a land mass that projects well above its surroundings; higher than a hill;  a large number or amount
  • mouth   noun the opening of a jar or bottle;  the externally visible part of the oral cavity on the face and the system of organs surrounding the opening;  the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge;  the point where a stream issues into a larger body of water;  an opening that resembles a mouth (as of a cave or a gorge);  a person conceived as a consumer of food;  an impudent or insolent rejoinder;  a spokesperson (as a lawyer);  verbarticulate silently; form words with the lips only;  touch with the mouth;  express in speech
  • mouth flora.
  • movement   noun the act of changing the location of something;  the driving and regulating parts of a mechanism (as of a watch or clock); a major self contained part of a symphony or sonata;  a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something;  a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals;  the act of changing location from one place to another;  a change of position that does not entail a change of location;  a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end;  a general tendency to change (as of opinion);  an optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object;  a euphemism for defecation
  • movements.
  • moxifloxacin.
  • mpgn.
  • mr   noun a form of address for a man
  • mr angiography.
  • mra.
  • mri   noun the use of nuclear magnetic resonance of protons to produce proton density images
  • mri magnetic resonance imaging.
  • mrsa.
  • ms   noun a form of address for a woman;  the form of a literary work submitted for publication;  a master's degree in science;  a state in the Deep South on the gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate States during the American Civil War;  a chronic progressive nervous disorder involving loss of myelin sheath around certain nerve fibers
  • mtf.
  • mtf persons male to female.
  • mts.
  • mts methylphenidate transdermal delivery system.
  • mtss.
  • mtss medial tibial stress syndrome.
  • much   adj. (quantifier used with mass nouns) great in quantity or degree or extent;  adv. (degree adverb used before a noun phrase) for all practical purposes but not completely;  very;  to a great degree or extent;  frequently or in great quantities;  to a very great degree or extent;  noun a great amount or extent
  • mucocutaneous   adj. of or relating to the mucous membranes and skin
  • mucolytic.
  • mucopolysaccharidosis   noun any of a group of genetic disorders involving a defect in the metabolism of mucopolysaccharides resulting in greater than normal levels of mucopolysaccharides in tissues
  • mucopurulent   adj. containing or composed of mucus and pus
  • mucormycosis.
  • mucosa   noun mucus secreting membrane lining all body cavities or passages that communicate with the exterior
  • mucositis.
  • mucoviscidosis   noun the most common congenital disease; the child's lungs and intestines and pancreas become clogged with thick mucus; caused by defect in a single gene; there is no cure
  • multi factored.
  • multi factored evaluation.
  • multi infarct.
  • multidisciplinary.
  • multidrug.
  • multifactorial   adj. involving or depending on several factors or causes (especially pertaining to a condition or disease resulting from the interaction of many genes)
  • multiforme.
  • multimorbidity.
  • multinodular.
  • multiphasic.
  • multiple   adj. having or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual;  noun the product of a quantity by an integer
  • multiple sclerosis   noun a chronic progressive nervous disorder involving loss of myelin sheath around certain nerve fibers
  • multisystem.
  • multivessel.
  • multocida.
  • mumford.
  • mumps   noun an acute contagious viral disease characterized by fever and by swelling of the parotid glands
  • murdoch   noun British writer (born in Ireland) known primarily for her novels (1919 1999);  United States publisher (born in Australia in 1931)
  • murmurs.
  • murphy   noun an edible tuber native to South America; a staple food of Ireland
  • muscle   noun authority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way);  animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells;  one of the contractile organs of the body; possessing muscular strength;  a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard;  verb make one's way by force
  • muscle bone joint and orthopedic hardware.
  • muscle injuries in sports.
  • muscles.
  • muscular   adj. having or suggesting great physical power or force; of or relating to or consisting of muscle;  having a robust muscular body build characterized by predominance of structures (bone and muscle and connective tissue) developed from the embryonic mesodermal layer;  (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful
  • musculature   noun the muscular system of an organism
  • musculoskeletal   adj. relating to muscles and skeleton
  • musculoskeletal causes of chronic pelvic pain.
  • musculoskeletal complaints.
  • musculoskeletal office procedures.
  • musculoskeletal symptoms evaluation of.
  • music   noun musical activity (singing or whistling etc.);  punishment for one's actions;  any agreeable (pleasing and harmonious) sounds; (music) the sounds produced by singers or musical instruments (or reproductions of such sounds);  an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
  • mutation   noun a change or alteration in form or qualities; (genetics) any event that changes genetic structure; any alteration in the inherited nucleic acid sequence of the genotype of an organism; (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration
  • mutual help.
  • muzzin.
  • mvp   noun the player judged to be the most important to the sport
  • mw.
  • myalgia   noun pain in a muscle or group of muscles
  • myalgias.
  • myalgic   adj. of or relating to myalgia
  • myalgic encephalomyelitis chronic.
  • myasthenia   noun any muscular weakness;  a chronic progressive disease characterized by chronic fatigue and muscular weakness (especially in the face and neck); caused by a deficiency of acetylcholine at the neuromuscular junctions
  • myasthenic.
  • mycobacteria   noun rod shaped bacteria some saprophytic or causing diseases
  • mycobacteria other than tuberculosis.
  • mycobacterium   noun rod shaped bacteria some saprophytic or causing diseases
  • mycobacterium avium.
  • mycobacterium avium complex.
  • mycoplasma   noun any of a group of small parasitic bacteria that lack a cell walls and can survive without oxygen; can cause pneumonia and urinary tract infection
  • mycoplasma pneumoniae.
  • mycosis   noun an inflammatory condition caused by a fungus
  • mydriasis   noun reflex pupillary dilation as a muscle pulls the iris outward; occurs in response to a decrease in light or certain drugs
  • myelinolysis.
  • myelitis   noun inflammation of the spinal cord
  • myeloablative.
  • myeloablative stem cell transplantation.
  • myelodysplasia.
  • myelodysplastic.
  • myelodysplastic syndrome.
  • myelogenous.
  • myeloid   adj. of or relating to bone marrow;  of or relating to the spinal cord
  • myeloma   noun a tumor of the bone marrow (usually malignant) composed of cells normally found in bone marrow
  • myelophthisic.
  • myeloproliferative.
  • myocardial   adj. of or relating to the myocardium
  • myocardial infarction   noun destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle
  • myocardiopathy   noun a disorder (usually of unknown origin) of the heart muscle (myocardium)
  • myocarditis   noun inflammation of the myocardium (the muscular tissue of the heart)
  • myocardium   noun the middle muscular layer of the heart wall
  • myochrysine.
  • myoclonic.
  • myoclonus   noun a clonic spasm of a muscle or muscle group
  • myocytes.
  • myofascial.
  • myoglobinuria   noun the presence of myoglobin in the urine
  • myonecrosis   noun localized death of muscle cell fibers
  • myoneural.
  • myopathies.
  • myopathy   noun any pathology of the muscles that is not attributable to nerve dysfunction
  • myopia   noun (ophthalmology) eyesight abnormality resulting from the eye's faulty refractive ability; distant objects appear blurred
  • myositis   noun inflammation of muscle tissue
  • myotonia   noun abnormally long muscular contractions; slow relaxation of a muscle after a contraction
  • myotonic   adj. of or relating to or caused by myotonia
  • myringitis.
  • myringosclerosis.
  • myringotomy   noun surgical incision into the eardrum (to relieve pressure or release pus from the middle ear)
  • myth   noun a traditional story accepted as history; serves to explain the world view of a people
  • myths.
  • myxedema   noun hypothyroidism marked by dry skin and swellings around lips and nose as well as mental deterioration
  • myxoma   noun a benign tumor of connective tissue containing jellylike material
  • myxomas.

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