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  1. Muromonab-CD3 Muromonab-CD3
    Muromonab-CD3: A murine monoclonal antibody. See: OKT3....
  2. Murray Valley encephalitis Murray Valley encephalitis
    Murray Valley encephalitis: A viral encephalitis first recognized in the Murray Valley, in Victoria, Australia, caused by a flavivirus that infects birds is transmitted by mosquitoes. Children are the most seriously affected. Patients may have headache, fever, malaise, drowsiness or convulsions. Th...
  3. Mus musculus Mus musculus
    Mus musculus: The laboratory mouse....
  4. Mus musculus genome Mus musculus genome
    Mus musculus genome: All of the genetic information contained in Mus musculus, the laboratory mouse. The genomes of particular nonhuman organisms such as the mouse have been studied for a number of reasons including the need to improve sequencing and analysis techniques. These nonhuman genomes als...
  5. Muscle Muscle
    Muscle: Muscle is the tissue of the body which primarily functions as a source of power. There are three types of muscle in the body. Muscle which is responsible for moving extremities and external areas of the body is called "skeletal muscle." Heart muscle is called "cardiac muscle.&...
  6. Muscle biopsy Muscle biopsy
    Muscle biopsy: A minor surgical procedure done under local anesthetic using a needle or a small incision to remove a small sample of muscle. The procedure may be done to confirm a clinical diagnosis, distinguish between nerve and muscle disorders, identify a metabolic defect of muscle, diagnose ...
  7. Muscle cramp Muscle cramp
    Muscle cramp: An involuntarily and forcibly contracted muscle that does not relax. When we use the muscles such as those of our arms and legs that can voluntarily be controlled, they alternately contract and relax as we move our limbs. Muscles that support our head, neck, and trunk contract similarl...
  8. Muscle relaxant Muscle relaxant
    Muscle relaxant: Muscle relaxant is a term usually used to refer to skeletal muscle relaxants (drugs), which act on the central nervous system (CNS) to relax muscles. These drugs are often prescribed to reduce pain and soreness associated with sprains, strains, or other types of muscle injury. So...
  9. Muscle, abductor Muscle, abductor
    Muscle, abductor: Any muscle used to pull a body part away from the midline of the body. For example, the abductor muscles of the legs spread the legs away from the midline and away from one another. The word "abductor" comes from the Latin prefix "ab-" meaning "away from" + "ducere" meaning "to ...
  10. Muscle, adductor Muscle, adductor
    Muscle, adductor: Any muscle that pulls a body part toward the midline of the body. For example, the adductor muscles of the legs pull the legs toward the midline of the body so the legs are closer together. The word "adductor" comes from the Latin prefix "ad" meaning "toward" + "ducere" meaning "t...
  11. Muscle, cardiac Muscle, cardiac
    Muscle, cardiac: A type of muscle with unique features only found in the heart. The cardiac muscle is the muscle of the heart and medically is called the myocardium ("myo-" being the prefix denoting muscle)....
  12. Muscle, central core disease of Muscle, central core disease of
    Muscle, central core disease of: See: Central core disease of muscle....
  13. Muscle, ciliary Muscle, ciliary
    Muscle, ciliary: One of the muscles that relax the zonules to enable the lens to change shape for focusing. The zonules are fibers that hold the lens suspended in position and enable it to change shape during accommodation....
  14. Muscle, heart Muscle, heart
    Muscle, heart: A type of muscle with unique features only found in the heart. The heart or cardiac muscle is medically called the myocardium ("myo-" being the prefix denoting muscle)....
  15. Muscle, infraspinatus Muscle, infraspinatus
    Muscle, infraspinatus: A muscle that assists the lifting of the arm while turning the arm outward (external rotation). The tendon of the infraspinatus muscle is one of four tendons that stabilize the shoulder joint and constitute the rotator cuff. Each of the four tendons that makes up the rota...