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  1. Modelling, chromatin Modelling, chromatin
    Modelling, chromatin: See: Chromatin remodeling....
  2. Modifiers, biological response (BRMs) Modifiers, biological response (BRMs)
    Modifiers, biological response (BRMs): Substances that stimulate the body's response to infection and disease. The body naturally produces small amounts of these substances. Scientists can produce some of them in the laboratory in large amounts for use in treating cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and o...
  3. MODY MODY
    MODY: Maturity onset diabetes of the young....
  4. Mohs surgery Mohs surgery
    Mohs surgery: A special type of surgery used for the treatment of skin cancer, especially basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin. The purpose of Mohs surgery is to remove all of the cancerous tissue and as little of the healthy tissue as possible. It is especially helpful when the doctor ...
  5. Moisturize Moisturize
    Moisturize: To dampen; to replenish lost liquid; to add vapor; to humidify. "Moisturize" usually suggests that the thing receiving liquid is made slightly wet, but is not saturated. Over-the-counter (OTC) skin lotions contain ingredients that moisturize dry skin, making it soft and supple but not w...
  6. Molar Molar
    Molar: In dentistry, a molar is one of the posterior teeth well adapted to grinding, in keeping with its origin from the Latin mola meaning millstone. ...
  7. Molars Molars
    Molars: Molars are the large teeth at the back of the mouth. ...
  8. Mold Mold
    Mold: A very large group of microscopic fungi that live on plant or animal matter. Most are filamentous organisms and produce spores that can be air-, water-, or insect-borne. A common trigger for allergies. For people who are sensitive to molds, exposure can cause symptoms such as nasal stuffine...
  9. Mole Mole
    Mole: 1. In dermatology a mole is a pigmented spot on the skin, Also called a nevus. 2. In gynecology, a mass within the uterus formed of partly developed products of conception. 3. In biochemistry, the molecular weight of a substance. In more technical terms, a mole is the number of atoms in exac...
  10. Molecular biology Molecular biology
    Molecular biology: The study of biology on a molecular level including the structure, function, and makeup of biologically important molecules such as DNA, RNA, and proteins. The field of molecular biology involves many other areas of biology such as biochemistry and genetics....
  11. Molecular phylogenetics Molecular phylogenetics
    Molecular phylogenetics: The determination of the rates and patterns of change occurring in DNA and proteins in order to reconstruct the evolutionary history of genes and organisms. Two general approaches may be taken to obtain this information. In the first approach, DNA is used to study the evolut...
  12. Molecule Molecule
    Molecule: The smallest unit of a substance that can exist alone and retain the character of that substance. ...
  13. Molecules, recombinant DNA Molecules, recombinant DNA
    Molecules, recombinant DNA: A combination of DNA molecules of different origin that are joined using recombinant DNA technology....
  14. Mollaret meningitis Mollaret meningitis
    Mollaret meningitis: Benign recurrent aseptic meningitis. The cause of Mollaret meningitis is not known. Mollaret meningitis is distinguished from viral meningitis by its recurrent character with symptom-free intervals between episodes. Symptoms include headache, neckache, fever, and neck stiffness ...
  15. Molluscacide Molluscacide
    Molluscacide: An agent capable of killing snails and other mollusks or of controlling their growth....