Myriad Myriad: A great number, a very large number, a huge number of something.
There are, for example, myriad ways in which syphilis can present; it is the great imitator.
"Myriad" is a Greek word for 10,000 (ten thousand)....
Myringotomy Myringotomy: A surgically placed tiny
incision in the eardrum. Any fluid behind the eardrum can then drain
and usually thickened secretions can be removed. A small plastic ear
tube (a tympanostomy tube) is often inserted into the eardrum to keep
the middle ear aerated for a prolonged period of t...
Myxedema coma Myxedema coma: A rare and life-threatening complication of hypothyroidism (low levels of thyroid hormones in the bloodstream) characterized by loss of brain function (coma). Before a
patient develops myxedema
coma, features of hypothyroidism are usually present and may have gone
unsuspected for a...
Myxedema, infantile Myxedema, infantile:
Hypothyroidism (subnormal activity of the thyroid gland)
that starts after birth and is manifest by features
including delays in growth and development and myxedema
surfacing during infancy. Myxedema is a dry waxy type of
swelling, often with swollen lips and nose. Infant...
Myxoma Myxoma: A benign tumor composed of primitive connective tissue. The plural is myxomas or myxomata....
Myxomata Myxomata: The plural (along with myxomas) of myxoma....