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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «M»:

  1. Mutism Mutism
    Mutism: The inability or unwillingness to speak. A person who is mute cannot or does not care to talk. Someone who was mute was said to be dumb, not in the sense of being stupid, but in the sense of being devoid of the power of speech. The term "mutism" is specifically applied to people who, du...
  2. Mutism, akinetic Mutism, akinetic
    Mutism, akinetic: A state in which a person is unspeaking (mute) and unmoving (akinetic). A textbook on clinical neurology observes that a person with akinetic mutism has "sleep-waking cycles but, when apparently awake, with eyes open, lies mute. immobile and unresponsive." Akinetic mutism is of...
  3. Mutism, elective Mutism, elective
    Mutism, elective: Complete lack of speech (mutism) that is believed to be volitional (willed) on the part of the patient. True elective mutism may be a reaction to a traumatic event, the aftermath of an injury to the mouth or throat, particularly if it is painful, or a symptom of extreme shyness....
  4. MUTYH MUTYH
    MUTYH: See: MYH....
  5. MVP MVP
    MVP: In medicine, not the most valuable player but mitral valve prolapse....
  6. Myalgia Myalgia
    Myalgia: Pain in a muscle; or pain in multiple muscles. Myalgia means muscle pain. There are many specific causes of various types of myalgia. Myalgia can be temporary or chronic. Myalgia can be a result of a mild conditions, such as a virus infection, or from a more serious illness. Examples inc...
  7. Myalgia, epidemic Myalgia, epidemic
    Myalgia, epidemic: Also known as Bornholm disease, this is a temporary illness that is a result of virus infection. The disease features fever and intense abdominal and chest pains with headache. The chest pain is typically worsened by breathing or coughing. The illness usually lasts from 3 t...
  8. Myasthenia gravis Myasthenia gravis
    Myasthenia gravis: An autoimmune neuromuscular disorder characterized by fatigue and exhaustion of muscles. Myasthenia gravis is caused by a mistaken immune response to the nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (AChR), which are found in junctions between muscles and the nervous system. The body produ...
  9. Myc- Myc-
    Myc-: Prefix that denotes a relationship to fungus. From the Greek mykes, meaning fungus....
  10. Mycelia Mycelia
    Mycelia: The plural of mycelium....
  11. Mycelium Mycelium
    Mycelium: An array of fungal filaments which was thought to resemble a display of decorative nails. From the Greek mykes, meaning fungus + helos, meaning an ornamental nail or stud....
  12. Mycet- Mycet-
    Mycet-: Prefix that denotes a relationship to fungus. From the Greek mykes, meaning fungus....
  13. Myco- Myco-
    Myco-: Prefix that denotes a relationship to fungus. From the Greek mykes, meaning fungus....
  14. Mycobacteria Mycobacteria
    Mycobacteria: Plural of mycobacterium....
  15. Mycobacterium Mycobacterium
    Mycobacterium: A large family of bacteria that have unusually waxy cell walls that are resistant to digestion. The mycobacteria includes: Mycobacterium avium -- which causes tuberculosis in birds and immunodeficient people; Mycobacterium leprae -- which causes leprosy; Mycobacterium marinum -- wh...