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  1. MALT lymphoma MALT lymphoma
    MALT lymphoma: A low grade type of malignancy that arises in cells in mucosal tissue which are involved in antibody production. These lymphomas occur most often in the stomach but can also arise in the lung, thyroid, salivary glands, eye, skin or soft tissues. MALT stands for mucosa-associated lymp...
  2. MAM MAM
    MAM: Menstrually associated migraine. See: Menstrual migraine....
  3. Mammaplasty, reduction Mammaplasty, reduction
    Mammaplasty, reduction: See: Breast reduction....
  4. Mammary gland Mammary gland
    Mammary gland: One of the two half-moon-shaped glands on either side of the adult female chest, which with fatty tissue and the nipple make up the breast. Within each mammary gland is a network of sacs that produce milk during lactation and send it to the nipple via a system of ducts. Undevelope...
  5. Mammogram Mammogram
    Mammogram: An X-ray of the breast with the breast in a device that compresses and flattens it. There are two basic mammogram tests -- screening mammograms and diagnostic mammograms. A screening mammogram is one done in women who have no signs of breast cancer. It usually involves two X-rays of eac...
  6. Mammogram, screening Mammogram, screening
    Mammogram, screening: See: Screening mammogram....
  7. Managed care Managed care
    Managed care: Any system that manages healthcare delivery with the aim of controlling costs. Managed care systems typically rely on a primary care physician who acts as a gatekeeper through whom the patient has to go to obtain other health services such as specialty medical care, surgery, or phys...
  8. Mandible Mandible
    Mandible: The mandible is the bone of the lower jaw. The joint where the mandible meets the upper jaw at the temporal bone is called the temporomandibular joint. ...
  9. Maneuver, Heimlich Maneuver, Heimlich
    Maneuver, Heimlich: An emergency treatment for obstruction of the airway in adults. It may be needed when someone chokes on a piece of food that has "gone down the wrong way." To perform the Heimlich maneuver, stand behind the victim, wrap your arms around their waist, makes a fist with one hand an...
  10. Maneuver, Valsalva Maneuver, Valsalva
    Maneuver, Valsalva: See: Valsalva maneuver....
  11. Mania Mania
    Mania: An abnormally elevated mood state characterized by such symptoms as inappropriate elation, increased irritability, severe insomnia, grandiose notions, increased speed and/or volume of speech, disconnected and racing thoughts, increased sexual desire, markedly increased energy and activit...
  12. Mania, mixed Mania, mixed
    Mania, mixed: See: Mixed mania....
  13. Manic Manic
    Manic: Refers to a mood disorder in which a person seems "high", euphoric, expansive, sometimes agitated, hyperexcitable, with flights of ideas and speech. ...
  14. Manic-depression Manic-depression
    Manic-depression: Alternating moods of abnormal highs (mania) and lows (depression). Called bipolar disease because of the swings between these opposing poles in mood. A type of depressive disease. Not nearly as prevalent as other forms of depressive disorders. Sometimes the mood switches are dramat...
  15. Manic-depressive disease Manic-depressive disease
    Manic-depressive disease: See manic-depression....