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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «M»:

  1. Mucus Mucus
    Mucus: A thick slippery fluid produced by the membranes lining certain organs such as the nose, mouth, throat, and vagina. Mucus is the Latin word for "a semifluid, slimy discharge from the nose." Note that mucus is a noun while the adjective is mucous....
  2. Mucus colitis Mucus colitis
    Mucus colitis: A common gastrointestinal disorder involving an abnormal condition of gut contractions (motility) characterized by abdominal pain, bloating, mucous in stools, and irregular bowel habits with alternating diarrhea and constipation, symptoms that tend to be chronic and to wax and wane...
  3. Mucus plug Mucus plug
    Mucus plug: An accumulation of mucus and thick fluid that blocks the opening of the cervix (the opening from the uterus to the vagina) during pregnancy. The mucus plug serves to protect the uterus and the fetus by preventing bacteria from entering the uterus. The mucus plus can be clear or sligh...
  4. Mucus, nasal Mucus, nasal
    Mucus, nasal: See: Nasal mucus....
  5. Mudslide injury Mudslide injury
    Mudslide injury: See: Landslide injury....
  6. Muir-Torre syndrome Muir-Torre syndrome
    Muir-Torre syndrome: A genetic syndrome characterized by a combination of sebaceous tumors of the skin and one or more internal malignancies, most often colon cancer. The types of sebaceous skin neoplasia include sebaceous adenoma, sebaceous epithelioma, sebaceous carcinoma, and keratoacanthoma. Th...
  7. Mule Mule
    Mule: In the drug trade, a person who transports a drug by internally concealing it. Also called a body packer. See: Body packer....
  8. Multi-infarct dementia Multi-infarct dementia
    Multi-infarct dementia: Dementia brought on by a series of strokes. See Vascular dementia....
  9. Multicellular Multicellular
    Multicellular: Consisting of more than one cell. Humans are multicellular and have been estimated to possess 100,000 billion cells. Multicellular is as opposed to unicellular....
  10. Multicentric Multicentric
    Multicentric: Having more than one center. A term often applied to tumors. A minority of Wilms tumors are multicentric and appear to represent separate tumors. A multicentric breast cancer involves two or more distinct primary tumors, usually in different quadrants of the breast. Also called multifo...
  11. Multidetector computed tomography Multidetector computed tomography
    Multidetector computed tomography: (MDCT) A form of computed tomography (CT) technology for diagnostic imaging. In MDCT, a two-dimensional array of detector elements replaces the linear array of detector elements used in typical conventional and helical CT scanners. The two-dimensional detector arr...
  12. Multidetector CT Multidetector CT
    Multidetector CT: See: Multidetector computed tomography....
  13. Multidetector-row computed tomography Multidetector-row computed tomography
    Multidetector-row computed tomography: See: Multidetector computed tomography....
  14. Multidetector-row CT Multidetector-row CT
    Multidetector-row CT: See: Multidetector computed tomography....
  15. Multifactorial Multifactorial
    Multifactorial: Multiple factors. Multifactorial inheritance is the type of hereditary pattern seen when there is more than one genetic factor involved and, sometimes, when there are also environmental factors participating in the causation of a condition. Many common traits are multifactorial. Sk...