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  1. Multiple system atrophy Multiple system atrophy
    Multiple system atrophy: See: Shy-Drager syndrome, which is also known as multiple system atrophy with postural hypotension....
  2. Multiple system failure Multiple system failure
    Multiple system failure: The failure of two or more systems in the body as, for example, the cardiovascular and renal systems. Multiple system failure is also known as multiple organ failure, as when both the heart and kidney give out. Multiple organ or system failure is often given as the cause of ...
  3. Multisection computed tomography Multisection computed tomography
    Multisection computed tomography: See: Multidetector computed tomography....
  4. Multisection CT Multisection CT
    Multisection CT: See: Multidetector computed tomography....
  5. Multislice computed tomography Multislice computed tomography
    Multislice computed tomography: See: Multidetector computed tomography....
  6. Multislice CT Multislice CT
    Multislice CT: See: Multidetector computed tomography....
  7. Mumps Mumps
    Mumps: An acute (sudden, shortlived) viral illness that usually presents with inflammation of the salivary glands, particularly the parotid glands. A child with mumps often looks like a chipmunk with a full mouth due to the swelling of the parotids (the salivary glands near the ears). Mumps can a...
  8. Mumps immunization Mumps immunization
    Mumps immunization: The standard MMR vaccine is given to prevent measles, mumps and rubella (German measles). 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 vaccin...
  9. Mumps in pregnancy Mumps in pregnancy
    Mumps in pregnancy: Mumps vaccination is not recommended during or shortly before pregnancy because it is a live attenuated vaccine, and so carries a risk of causing mumps infection. When contracted in pregnancy, mumps can cause early miscarriage or birth defects. The most common birth defect a...
  10. Munchausen syndrome Munchausen syndrome
    Munchausen syndrome: (This is an alternate entry to Munchhausen syndrome with two h's in Munchhausen. Whole medical reports have been written about the Munchausen syndrome incorrectly written with one h.) Recurrent feigning of catastrophic illnesses, a psychological disorder that is characterized ...
  11. Munchausen syndrome by proxy Munchausen syndrome by proxy
    Munchausen syndrome by proxy: A parenting disorder in which the parent either fabricates an illness or induces an illness in their child. Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSBP) differs from other forms of parenting disorder in that the offending parent is almost always the mother, she usually appea...
  12. Munchhausen by proxy Munchhausen by proxy
    Munchhausen by proxy: See: Munchhausen syndrome by proxy....
  13. Munchhausen syndrome Munchhausen syndrome
    Munchhausen syndrome: Recurrent feigning of catastrophic illnesses. Munchhausen syndrome is a psychological disorder that is characterized by the recurrent presentation of the patient for treatment of an acute and often dire illness that is, in reality, not present. The person with Munchhausen syn...
  14. Murine typhus Murine typhus
    Murine typhus: An acute infectious disease with fever, headache, and rash, all quite similar to, but milder than, epidemic typhus, caused by a related microorganism, Rickettsia typhi (mooseri), transmitted to humans by rat fleas (Xenopsylla cheopis). The animal reservoir includes rats, mice and othe...
  15. Murmur Murmur
    Murmur: A sound due to vibrations from the flow of blood through the heart or great vessels. A murmur may be innocent and be of no significance. Or it may be pathologic and reflect disease. A murmur is usually heard with a stethoscope....