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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «M»:

  1. Medical prefix Medical prefix
    Medical prefix: A prefix employed in medical terminology. Medical words are often put together, cobbled from two or more building blocks. Among these building blocks are the prefixes. Examples of prefixes used in medicine include: a-: Prefix much employed in the health sciences indicating "not, wi...
  2. Medical Repository Medical Repository
    Medical Repository: The first medical magazine and the first scientific journal published in the United States. The Medical Repository was founded in 1797 in New York and was published quarterly until 1824. T & J Swords in New York City printed it for the Faculty of Physicians at Columbia Coll...
  3. Medical Research Council Medical Research Council
    Medical Research Council: In the United Kingdom (UK) and some Commonwealth countries, MRC stands for the Medical Research Council which serves more or less as the counterpart of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the United States, at least in playing the important role of funding extramural...
  4. Medical research resource, ATCC as Medical research resource, ATCC as
    Medical research resource, American Type Culture Collection as: Although little known to the general public, the American Type Culture Collection (ATCC) is a key resource for medical research. It is the world's premier biological culture repository. The ATCC assures medical and other biological...
  5. Medical school Medical school
    Medical school: A school with a curriculum leading to a medical degree. The mission of every medical school includes medical teaching, research, and patient care. All medical schools share the goal of preparing students in the art and science of medicine, and providing them with the background neces...
  6. Medical school syndrome Medical school syndrome
    Medical school syndrome: A form of acute hypochondriasis that affects most people in training to be a physician. For example, when studying Hodgkin disease, a medical student feels behind their ears or neck, feels little lymph nodes (that are entirely normal), and thinks they have Hodgkin disease....
  7. Medical school, first American Medical school, first American
    Medical school, first American: See: First American medical school....
  8. Medical scientist Medical scientist
    Medical scientist: A person who combines expertise in medicine and science. Medical scientists of note might, for example, include: Christian Boehmer Anfinsen, Jr., Oswald Theodore Avery, Julius Axelrod, Donald Fredrickson, Joshua Lederberg, Barbara McClintock, Marshall W. Nirenberg, ...
  9. Medical symbol Medical symbol
    Medical symbol: A staff or rod with a snake curled around it is the staff (the rod) of Aesculapius (also called Asklepios), the ancient mythical god of medicine. His Greek name was Asklepios and his Roman name was Aesculapius. In reality, Asklepios may have once lived and been renowned for his ...
  10. Medical word origin Medical word origin
    Medical word origin: See: Medical etymology....
  11. MedicAlert MedicAlert
    MedicAlert: A nonprofit emergency medical information service, known for its MedicAlert jewelry, particularly the bracelet, and its 24-hour emergency response center. MedicAlert was founded by Marion and Chrissie Collins in California. In 1953, when Dr. and Mrs. Collins were away on vacation, their ...
  12. Medicalize Medicalize
    Medicalize: To identify a condition as a disorder requiring medical treatment. The term "medicalize" is usually used in a pejorative or disparaging sense. For example, "The recommendation that all women take folic acid during the childbearing years tends, some have argued, to medicalize this time in...
  13. Medicare Medicare
    Medicare: The United States government's health insurance program for: "senior citizens" -- people 65 years of age or older, certain younger people with specific disabilities, and people with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) -- permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a transplant. Medicare...
  14. Medicare Part A Medicare Part A
    Medicare Part A: The Medicare program that covers inpatient hospital stays. Medicare is the United States government's health insurance program for the aged and some disabled persons. Medicare is currently available to people 65 and older and to people with certain disabilities. Medicare Part B ...
  15. Medicare Part B Medicare Part B
    Medicare Part B: The Medicare program that covers physician and outpatient services. Medicare is the United States government's health insurance program for the aged and some disabled persons. Medicare is currently available to people 65 and older and to people with certain disabilities. Medicar...