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  1. Multifactorial inheritance Multifactorial inheritance
    Multifactorial inheritance: 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. Skin color, for example, is multifacto...
  2. Multifocal Multifocal
    Multifocal: Having to do with two or more foci or arising from two or more places. For example, aortic aneurysm disease is often multifocal and needs total aortic screening for diagnosis....
  3. Multipara Multipara
    Multipara: A woman who has had 2 or more pregnancies resulting in potentially viable offspring. A woman who is "para III" has had 3 such pregnancies. A woman who is "para VI" or more is called a grand multipara. ...
  4. Multipara, grand Multipara, grand
    Multipara, grand: The term "multipara" applies to any woman who has given birth 2 or more times. A woman who has given birth 5 or more times is called a grand multipara. For a pregnancy to count as a "birth," it must go to at least 20 weeks' gestation (the mid-point of a full-term pregnancy) or yiel...
  5. Multiparous Multiparous
    Multiparous: 1) Having two or more offspring at one birth. 2) Related to a multipara. See also uniparous....
  6. Multiple abortions Multiple abortions
    Multiple abortions: Two or more miscarriages (spontaneous abortions) by a woman. Couples who have had multiple abortions have about a 5% chance that one member of the couple is carrying a chromosome translocation responsible for the miscarriages....
  7. Multiple daily injections Multiple daily injections
    Multiple daily injections: Abbreviated MDI. Several shots every day as of insulin to provide tight control of blood sugar....
  8. Multiple lentigines syndrome Multiple lentigines syndrome
    Multiple lentigines syndrome: See: LEOPARD syndrome....
  9. Multiple miscarriage Multiple miscarriage
    Multiple miscarriage: More than one miscarriage for a woman. In multiple miscarriages, there is about a 5 percent chance that one member of the couple is carrying a chromosome translocation responsible for the miscarriages. Other causes of multiple miscarriage include Rh incompatibility, continuing ...
  10. Multiple myeloma Multiple myeloma
    Multiple myeloma: A malignancy of plasma cells (a form of lymphocyte) that typically involves multiple sites within the bone morrow and secretes all or part of a monoclonal antibody . Also called plasma cell myeloma. ...
  11. Multiple organ failure Multiple organ failure
    Multiple organ failure: A term synonymous with multiple system failure and equally vague and nonspecific. See: Multiple system failure....
  12. Multiple personality disorder Multiple personality disorder
    Multiple personality disorder: A neurosis in which the personality becomes dissociated into two or more distinct parts each of which becomes dominant and controls behavior from time to time to the exclusion of the other parts....
  13. Multiple sclerosis Multiple sclerosis
    Multiple sclerosis: Abbreviated MS. A disease of the central nervous system (CNS) marked by numbness, weakness, loss of muscle coordination, and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control. MS is an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system attacks myelin, a key substance that serve...
  14. Multiple subpial transection Multiple subpial transection
    Multiple subpial transection (MST): A multiple subpial transection (MST) is a procedure is used to help control seizures that begin in areas of the brain that cannot be safely removed. The surgeon makes a series of shallow cuts (transections) in the brain tissue. These cuts interrupt the move...
  15. Multiple symmetric lipomatosis Multiple symmetric lipomatosis
    Multiple symmetric lipomatosis: A disorder characterized by painless symmetrical diffuse deposits of fat beneath the skin of the neck, upper trunk, arms and legs. The condition is thought to be genetic although its exact mode of inheritance is uncertain. It may be a mitochondrial DNA disease. It fre...