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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «M»:

  1. Midwife, direct-entry Midwife, direct-entry
    Midwife, direct-entry: See: Direct-entry midwife....
  2. Midwife, empirical Midwife, empirical
    Midwife, empirical: See: Empirical midwife....
  3. Midwife, lay Midwife, lay
    Midwife, lay: See: Lay midwife....
  4. Midwife, traditional Midwife, traditional
    Midwife, traditional: See: Traditional midwife....
  5. Mifepristone Mifepristone
    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...
  6. Migraine Migraine
    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...
  7. Migraine aura Migraine aura
    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...
  8. Migraine headache Migraine headache
    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...
  9. Migraine without aura Migraine without aura
    Migraine without aura: See: Common migraine....
  10. Migraine, abdominal Migraine, abdominal
    Migraine, abdominal: An attack of abdominal pain that may be preceded by a migraine aura and accompanied nausea, vomiting, and cognitive disturbance....
  11. Migraine, classic Migraine, classic
    Migraine, classic: Migraine with aura. Accounts for no more than most 20% of migraines. See Migraine....
  12. Migraine, common Migraine, common
    Migraine, common: See: Common migraine....
  13. Migraine, menstrual Migraine, menstrual
    Migraine, menstrual: See: Menstrual migraine....
  14. Migraine, menstrually associated Migraine, menstrually associated
    Migraine, menstrually associated: See: Menstrual migraine....
  15. Migraine, ocular Migraine, ocular
    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...