Medical Dictionary Definitions A-Z List
Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «M»:
Midwife, direct-entry: See: Direct-entry midwife....
Midwife, empirical: See: Empirical midwife....
Midwife, lay: See: Lay midwife....
Midwife, traditional: See: Traditional midwife....
Mifepristone: The French abortion pill, also
known as RU-486.
RU-486 has been used in combination with another drug called misoprostol, to terminate pregnancy at an early
stage. It is used with women who are no more than 7 weeks pregnant. The drug has
95% effectiveness. About 5% of women using R...
Migraine: Usually, periodic attacks of headaches on
one or both sides of the head. These may be accompanied by nausea,
vomiting, increased sensitivity of the eyes to light (photophobia),
increased sensitivity to sound (phonophobia), dizziness, blurred
vision, cognitive disturbances, and other sy...
Migraine aura: Sensory phenomena that may occur
before a migraine. Visual auras may include flashing
lights, geometric patterns, or distorted vision. Some
people may have aural auras involving hearing sounds
(usually buzzing), olfactory auras involving smelling odors
not actually present, or ta...
Migraine headache: The most common type of vascular headache involving abnormal sensitivity of arteries in
the brain to various triggers resulting in rapid changes in the
artery size due to spasm (constriction). Other arteries in the brain and scalp then open (dilate), and throbbing pain is perceiv...
Migraine without aura
Migraine without aura: See: Common migraine....
Migraine, abdominal: An attack of abdominal pain
that may be preceded by a migraine aura and accompanied
nausea, vomiting, and cognitive disturbance....
Migraine, classic: Migraine with aura. Accounts for no
more than most 20% of migraines. See Migraine....
Migraine, common: See: Common migraine....
Migraine, menstrual: See: Menstrual migraine....
Migraine, menstrually associated
Migraine, menstrually associated: See: Menstrual migraine....
Migraine, ocular: Migraine involving the eyes,
with or without headache. Ocular migraines usually affect
only one eye at a time. Image distortion generally begins
in the center of the image and then moves to one side.
Images "grey out" or look wavy, and sight may be
temporarily lost. See also m...