Medical Dictionary Definitions A-Z List
Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «M»:
Mitral valve prolapse
Mitral valve prolapse: Drooping down or abnormal
bulging of the mitral valve's cusps backward into the
atrium during the contraction of the heart. Mitral valve prolapse is often an asymptomatic condition but it may be marked by mitral regurgitation with symptoms (as chest pain, fatigue, dizziness,...
Mittelschmerz: Pain due to ovulation, occurring usually at the midpoint between the menstrual periods.
From the German "mittel" for middle and "schmerz" for pain. ...
Mixed bipolar state
Mixed bipolar state: The occurrence of symptoms of mania and depression together. A person may feel sad and hopeless while at the same time feeling extremely energized. Also called dysphoric mania, mixed mania, or agitated depression....
Mixed connective tissue disease
Mixed connective tissue disease: A mixture of three diseases of connective tissue (the framework of the cells of the body) --
lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, and
Patients with mixed connective tissue disease typically have features of each of the three component diseas...
Mixed mania: A state of mind characterized by
symptoms of both mania and depression seen sometimes
in bipolar disorders. It is more common in bipolar children
and women. A person experiencing mixed mania may feel
agitated, angry, irritable, and depressed all at once.
Because it combines a high ...
Mixed-lineage leukemia: A type of childhood leukemia in which a piece of chromosome 11 has been translocated (broken off and attached itself to another chromosome). Children with this type of leukemia have a particularly poor prognosis (outlook). They do not respond at all well to the standard thera...
MLVT: Malattia leventinese....
MM: In medicine, the abbreviation for
meningomyelocele (spina bifida),
malignant melanoma, and multiple myeloma.
(In lower case letters, mm stands for millimeter.)...
MME: Metallomembrane endopeptidase, also known as membrane metalloendopeptidase....
MMR: Stands for the measles, mumps, rubella vaccine.
The MMR vaccine is now given in two dosages. The first should be given at 12-15 months of age. The second vaccination should be given at 4-6 years.
Most children should receive MMR vaccinations. Exceptions may include children born with
MMWR: The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, a weekly scientific publication prepared and published by the CDC (US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).
MMWR contains data and reports on specific health and safety topics. The data are on specific diseases as reported by state and territ...
MND: Motor neuron disease....
Modafinil: An oral drug first approved by the FDA in 1998 for the treatment of narcolepsy, a condition in which there is an uncontrollable desire to sleep. Modafinil promotes wakefulness. In 2004 the FDA also approved modafinil for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and sleeping problems cause...
Model end stage liver disease
Model end stage liver disease: See: MELD....
Modeling, chromatin: See: Chromatin remodeling....