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Acronym for mechlorethamine, oncovin (vincristine), procarbazine, and prednisone, a chemotherapy regimen used in the treatment of Hodgkin disease.
mor. dict.
Abbreviation for L. m., as directed.
mor. sol.
Abbreviation for L. more solito, as usual, as customary.
Moral behavior center
An area of the brain in what is known as the prefrontal cortex. Children who suffer damage before 16 months of age to the prefrontal cortex in the front of the brain tend later to ...
Sauveur F., French surgeon, 1697–1773. See M. foot, M. spur.
Victor, French ophthalmologist, 1866–1935. See Moraxella.
A genus of obligately aerobic nonmotile bacteria (family Neisseriaceae) containing Gram-negative coccoids or short rods that usually occur in pairs. They do not produce acid from ...
1. Diseased or pathologic. 2. In psychology, abnormal or deviant. [L. morbidus, ill, fr. morbus, disease]
1. A diseased state. 2. The ratio of sick to well in a community. SYN: morbility. SEE ALSO: m. rate. 3. The frequency of the appearance of complications following a surgical ...
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Known for short as MMWR, this is a key weekly scientific publication prepared and published by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (the CDC). MMWR contains data ...
SYN: pathogenic. [L. morbus, disease, + facio, to make]
SYN: pathogenic. [L. morbus, disease, + G. -gen, producing]
SYN: morbidity (2).
Another name for measles, an acute highly contagious viral disease with fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes, and a spreading skin rash. Also known as rubeola, it is a ...
Resembling measles (1). [see morbilli]
A genus in the family Paramyxoviridae, including measles, canine distemper, and bovine rinderpest viruses. - equine M. a species causing a fatal respiratory disease in horses ...
Relating to measles (1). [see morbilli]
SYN: disease (1). [L. disease]
morbus Addisonii
SYN: chronic adrenocortical insufficiency.
To remove piecemeal. [Fr. morceler, to subdivide]
Division into and removal of small pieces, as of a tumor. SYN: morcellement. [Fr. morceler, to subdivide]
SYN: morcellation. [Fr.]
A substance capable of deepening the reaction to a stain (as in the pathology laboratory); incisive; burning or pungent; and so, by extension, biting and caustic in thought, ...
Benedict A., French psychiatrist, 1809–1873. See M. ear, Stewart-M. syndrome.
Morerastrongylus costaricensis
SYN: Angiostrongylus costaricensis.
A concept used in the behavioral and social sciences to refer to centrally important and accepted folkways, and cultural norms which embody the fundamental moral views of a group. ...
Giovanni B., Italian anatomist and pathologist, 1682–1771. See morgagnian cyst, M. appendix, M. cartilage, M. caruncle, M. cataract, M. columns, under column, M. concha, M. ...
Harry de R., British physician, 1863–1931. See M. bacillus.
The standard unit of genetic distance on the genetic map: the distance between two loci such that on average one crossing over will occur per meiosis; for working purposes, the ...
A genus (family Enterobacteriaceae) of Gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, chemoorganotrophic, straight rods that are motile by peritrichous flagella; found in feces of ...
A place where bodies of the dead are kept before autopsy, funeral, or burial. The first Morgue was in Paris. In the 1880s the word morgue entered English to mean a mortuary. * * ...
O., 20th century Japanese pathologist. See Harada-M. filter paper strip culture.
1. Rarely used term denoting foolishness or dullness of comprehension. SYN: hebetude. 2. Rarely used term for a mental state marked by frivolity, joviality, an inveterate ...
Dying; at the point of death. [L. moribundus, dying, fr. morior, to die]
A natural yellow dye obtained from fustic and other members of the mulberry family and often associated with the dye maclurin; used as a fluorochrome for detection of metals, ...
James R., British surgeon, 1853–1939. See M. pouch.
Karl A.H., Swedish chemist, 1855–1917. See M. test.
morning glory
1. SYN: Ipomoea rubrocoerulea praecox. 2. SYN: Rivea corymbosa.
morning glory seeds
The seeds of morning glories, Rivea corymbosa, have been used for mind-altering purposes; hallucinogenic; intoxicant.
Morning sickness
: Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy. Morning sickness is a misnomer, because it can occur at any time of the day (though not at night during sleep) and it is not a sickness. It ...
Ernst, German physician, 1874–1951. See M. reflex.
An obsolete term for a subclass of mental retardation or the individual classified therein. [G. moros, stupid]
An antiviral agent.
See morpho-.
Cutaneous lesion(s) characterized by indurated, slightly depressed plaques of thickened dermal fibrous tissue of a whitish or yellowish-white color surrounded by a pinkish or ...
The smallest linguistic unit with a meaning. [G. morphe, form + -eme, from phoneme, G. pheme, utterance]
: A venerable drug that is a naturally occurring member of a large chemical class of compounds called alkaloids. The name "morphine" was coined in 1805 by a German apothecary ...
morpho-, morph-
Form, shape, structure. [G. morphe]
1. Differentiation of cells and tissues in the early embryo that establishes the form and structure of the various organs and parts of the body. 2. The ability of a molecule or ...
Relating to morphogenesis.
Relating to morphology.
Literally, the study of form (structure). It is also the form itself. * * * The science concerned with the configuration or the structure of animals and plants. [morpho- + G. ...
Pertaining to morphometry.
The measurement of the form of organisms or their parts. [morpho- + G. metron, measure]
Any one of the individual structures entering into the formation of an organism; a morphologic element, such as a cell. [G. morphe, form]
SYN: functional anatomy.
Mode of development of a part. [G. formation, act of forming]
An awareness of space and of body schema represented in the parietal lobes of the cerebral cortex. [morpho- + synthesis]
An infrasubspecific group of bacterial strains distinguishable from other strains of the same species on the basis of morphologic characters which may or may not be associated ...
Louis, Uruguayan physician, 1867–1935. See M. disease, M. syndrome, M.- Ullrich disease, Brailsford-M. disease.
Morquio syndrome
An inherited error in carbohydrate metabolism that results in mucopolysaccharide accumulation and severe skeletal defects. The defects are present at birth and include severe ...
morrhuate sodium
The sodium salts of the fatty acid s of cod liver oil; a sclerosing agent used in the treatment of varicose veins, mixed with a local anesthetic. [fr. Gadus morrhua, cod]
Ashton B., Irish pathologist in the U.S., *1922. See Verner-M. syndrome.
SYN: death. [L.] - m. thymica obsolete term for sudden death in young children, usually the result of infection; formerly erroneously attributed to an enlarged thymus. SEE ALSO: ...
Habitual nibbling of the lips (labiorum), tongue (linguae), or buccal mucosa (buccarum); often produces a shaggy white lesion. [L. biting, fr. mordeo, to bite] - m. buccarum white ...
SYN: troche. [Mod. L. dim. of L. morsus, a bite]
1. Pertaining to or causing death. 2. Destined to die. [L. mortalis, fr. mors, death]
A fatal outcome or, in one word, death. The word "mortality" is derived from "mortal" which came from the Latin "mors" (death). The opposite of mortality is, of course, ...
Mortality rate
A death rate. There are a number of different types of mortality rates as, for examples, the following: {{}}The fetal mortality rate: The ratio of fetal deaths to the sum of the ...
Mortality rate, fetal
The ratio of fetal deaths to the sum of the births (the live births + the fetal deaths) in that year. In the United States, the fetal mortality rate plummeted from 19.2 per 1,000 ...
Mortality rate, infant
The number of children dying under a year of age divided by the number of live births that year. The infant mortality rate is also called the infant death rate. The infant ...
Mortality rate, maternal
The number of maternal deaths related to childbearing divided by the number of live births (or by the number of live births + fetal deaths) in that year. The maternal mortality ...
Mortality rate, neonatal
The number of children dying under 28 days of age divided by the number of live births that year. The neonatal mortality rate in the United States, which was 8.4 per 1,000 live ...
Mortality, infant
The death of an infant before his or her first birthday. The infant mortality rate is, by definition, the number of children dying under a year of age divided by the number of ...
A vessel with rounded interior in which crude drugs and other substances are crushed or bruised by means of a pestle. [L. mortarium]
A genus of saprophytic fungi (class Zygomycetes, family Mucoraceae) commonly found in nature; pathogenicity doubtful.
SYN: gangrene (1). [L. mors (mort-), death, + facio, to make]
The seating for the talus formed by the union of the distal fibula and the tibia at the ankle joint. [M.E., fr. O.Fr., fr. Ar. murtazz, fastened]
Dudley J., U.S. orthopedist, 1884–1960. See M. syndrome. Samuel G., U.S. physician, 1799–1851. See M. plane. Thomas G., U.S. physician, 1835–1903. See M. neuralgia, M. ...
1. Relating to death or to burial. 2. SYN: morgue. [L. mortuus, dead, part. adj. fr. morior, pp. mortuus, to die]
The solid mass of blastomeres resulting from the early cleavage divisions of the zygote. In ova with little yolk, the m. is a spheroidal mass of cells; in forms with ...
Formation of the morula.
1. Resembling a morula. 2. Shaped like a mulberry.
Augustin, French physician, 1819–1897. See M. chorea, M. disease.
An individual or tissue containing two or more types of genetically different cells. All females are mosaics because of X-chromosome inactivation (lyonization). Mosaic patterns ...
Condition of being mosaic (2). - cellular m. a chimerism in which a tissue contains cells from different zygotes; e.g., in humans, involving erythrocytes. - chromosome m. ...
Eli, U.S. physician, 1879–1964. See M. test.
Musk. [G. moschos, musk]
Herman Otto, American physician, 1878–1954. See M. test.
Karl F., German physician, 1831–1911. See M. diabetes, M. sign.
A blood-sucking dipterous insect of the family Culicidae. Aedes, Anopheles, Culex, Mansonia, and Stegomyia are the genera containing most of the species involved in the ...
Gerald, U.S. physician, 1931–1973. See M. tube. Melvin L., U.S. oral pathologist, *1923. See Gorlin-Chaudhry-M. syndrome.
1. Any low growing, delicate cryptogamous plant of the class Musci. 2. Popularly, any one of a number of lichens and seaweeds. [A.S. meos] - Ceylon m. a red seaweed; a source ...
Angelo, Italian physiologist, 1846–1910. See M. ergograph, M. sphygmomanometer.
Ernst, French ophthalmologist, 1845–1913. See M. operation.
A small particle; a speck. [A.S. mot] - blood motes SYN: hemoconia.
(1) The female parent. (2) To produce offspring as a female. To attribute the maternity of. (3) A cell or other structure from which similar cells or structures are formed. ...
1. Having the power of spontaneous movement. 2. Denoting the type of mental imagery in which one learns and recalls most readily that which has been felt, i.e., having a ...
A 22-amino acid polypeptide occurring in duodenal mucosa as a controller of normal gastrointestinal motor activity; in minute (ng) doses it induces powerful motor activity ...
The power of spontaneous movement.
Motility study, antro-duodenal
An antro-duodenal motility study is a study for detecting and recording the contractions of the muscles of the stomach and the first part of the small intestine, the duodenum. It ...
1. A change of place or position. Cf.:movement (1). 2. SYN: defecation. 3. SYN: stool. [L. motio, movement, fr. moveo, pp. motus, to move] - brownian m. SYN: brownian ...
Motion sickness
Motion sickness is a very common disturbance of the inner ear that is caused by repeated motion such as from the swell of the sea, the movement of a car, the motion of a plane ...
Motion, range of
The range through which a joint can be moved, usually its range of flexion and extension. Due to an injury, the knee may for example lack 10 degrees of full extension.
In psychology, the aggregate of all the individual motives, needs, and drives operative in an individual at any given moment which influence will and cause behavior. [ML. ...
1. An acquired predisposition, need, or specific state of tension within an individual which arouses, maintains, and directs behavior toward a goal. SYN: learned drive. 2. The ...
Causing motion; denoting the second phase of muscular activity in which actual movement is produced. [L. motus, motion, + facio, to make]
SYN: motor neuron.
Something that produces or refers to motion. For example, a motor neuron is a nerve cell that conveys an impulse to muscle for contraction, which moves a joint. * * * 1. In ...
Relating to motion, to a motor nerve or the motor nucleus.
A device for determining the amount, force, and rapidity of movement.
Term used to describe mycobacteria other than Mycobacterium tuberculosis, M. bovis, and M. africanum, (M. tuberculosiscomplex).
Fine inhomogeneity of an area of generally uniform opacity on a photograph or radiograph; noise. [fr. motley, fr. M.E. mot, speck] - quantum m. m. caused by the statistical ...
An area of skin composed of macular lesions of varying shades or colors. [E. motley, variegated in color]
Motulsky dye test
A test for glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (G6PD), a cause of anemia and the most common enzyme defect known to be responsible for human disease. Persons with G6PD ...
A reproduction in wax of a skin lesion, tumor, or other pathologic state. [F. a molding]
SYN: mold.
SYN: molt.
SYN: myoedema.
Pierre, French physician, *1901. See Mounier-Kuhn syndrome.
1. To prepare for microscopic examination. 2. To climb on for purposes of copulation. 3. To organize and present, as a fever, an immunologic response, etc.
Mountain sickness
Also known as altitude sickness or altitude illness, this is a disorder caused by being at high altitude, commonly above 8,000 feet (2,440 meters). The cause of altitude ...
Mountain sickness, acute (AMS)
Acute mountain sickness (AMS) is the illness that results from being in a high altitude environment. AMS is common at high altitudes, that is above 8,000 feet (2,440 meters). ...
In dentistry, the laboratory procedure of attaching the maxillary and/or mandibular cast to an articulator. - split cast m. 1. a cast with key grooves on its base, mounted on an ...
To express grief or sorrow as a result of loss. In psychoanalysis, mourning is the frequently unexpressed process of responding to loss of a cathected object which, in contrast ...
A small rodent belonging to the genus Mus. - joint mice Small fibrous, cartilaginous, or bony loose bodies in the synovial cavity of a joint. - knockout m. a m. from whose ...
Mouse genome
All of the genetic information contained in the laboratory mouse (Mus musculus). The genomes of particular nonhuman organisms such as the mouse have been studied for a number ...
1. SYN: oral cavity. 2. The opening, usually the external opening, of a cavity or canal. See os (2), ostium, orifice, stoma (2). [A.S. muth] - carp m. a m. like that of the ...
mouth guard
A pliable plastic device, adapted to cover the maxillary teeth, which is worn to reduce potential injury to oral structures during participation in contact sports.
mouth stick
A prosthesis which is held by the teeth and utilized by handicapped persons to perform such actions as typing, painting, and lifting small objects.
Mouth, trench
A progressive painful infection of the mouth and throat with ulceration, swelling and sloughing off of dead tissue from the mouth and throat due to the spread of infection from ...
A medicated liquid used for cleaning the mouth and treating diseased states of its mucous membranes. SYN: collutorium, collutory.
1. The act of motion; said of the entire body or of one or more of its members or parts. 2. SYN: stool. 3. SYN: defecation. [L. moveo, pp. motus, to move] - active m. 1. m. ...
Movement, fetal
Movement of the fetus in the womb. The first fetal movements felt by the mother during pregnancy (quickening) are usually between18 and 22 weeks of pregnancy.
A cone or cylinder of cotton wool or other combustible material, placed on the skin and ignited in order to produce counterirritation. SEE ALSO: moxibustion. [Jap. moe kusa, ...
A third-generation cephalosporin with a broad spectrum of antibacterial action; causes bleeding disorders, which limit its use.
Burning of herbal agents, such as moxa, on the skin as a counterirritant in the treatment of disease; a component of traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine.
Used as an α-adrenergic blocking agent for treatment of peripheral vascular disease. SYN: thymoxamine.
A pattern of progressive obstructive and occlusive cerebral arteritis (inflammation of the cerebral arteries that obstructs and occludes them), predominantly in children and ...
Abbreviation for mentoposterior position.
Abbreviation for maximum permissible dose.
Abbreviation for mannose-6-phosphate receptors, under receptor.
Abbreviation for mononuclear phagocyte system.
MPS (mucopolysaccharidosis)
One of a series of inherited metabolic disorders affecting a type of complex carbohydrate called a mucopolysaccharide that is deposited in body tissues because the person lacks ...
Piperidine derivative which causes irreversible symptoms of parkinsonism in humans and monkeys. A by-product of illicitly manufactured meperidine that caused numerous cases of ...
Former abbreviation for menaquinone; now MK.
Symbol for molecular weight ratio or relative molecular mass.
The magnetic resonance angiogram, or MRA, is a noninvasive test that has demonstrated usefulness in defining the anatomy of blood vessels of certain size in the head and neck. ...
1 Medical Reserve Corps. 2 In the UK and some Commonwealth countries, the Medical Research Council.
Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography, an application of MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) to the hepatobiliary and pancreatic system. An MRCP uses an MRI machine with ...
Minimal residual disease, evidence for the presence of residual malignant cells, even when so few cancer cells are present that they cannot be found by routine means. Tests for ...
MRD, mrd
Abbreviation for minimal reacting dose.
Abbreviation for melanotropin-releasing factor.
Abbreviation for melanotropin-releasing hormone.
Abbreviation for magnetic resonance imaging.
MRI, endorectal
An MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) done from inside the rectum. To do such as MRI, a surface coil within an inflated latex balloon can be positioned in the rectum. The MRI ...
Abbreviation for messenger RNA. See entries under ribonucleic acid.
Abbreviation for multiple sclerosis; morphine sulfate; mitral stenosis; and myasthenic syndrome (Lambert-Eaton syndrome).
Abbreviation for millisecond.
MSAFP (maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein)
The presence of AFP, a plasma protein normally produced by the fetus, in the mother's blood. The MSAFP serves as the basis for some valuable tests. AFP is manufactured ...
Abbreviation for millisecond.
Abbreviation for monosodium glutamate.
Abbreviation for melanocyte-stimulating hormone.
Abbreviation for methyl-tert-butyl ether.
Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is the DNA of the mitochondrion, a structure situated in the cytoplasm of the cell rather than in the nucleus (where all the other chromosomes are ...
Abbreviation for modulation transfer function.
Twelfth letter of the Greek alphabet, μ.
SYN: mucinase.
Hans C.R., German physician, 1880–1932. See M. bacillus.
Victor, Austrian dermatologist, 1877–1919. See M.-Habermann disease.
Mucous, mucin. SEE ALSO: muco-, myxo-. [L. mucus]
A red stain containing aluminum chloride and carmine; used to detect epithelial mucins and mucin-secreting adenocarcinomas; also used to demonstrate the capsule of Cryptococcus ...
SYN: muciparous.
SYN: muciparous.
A change produced in the vaginal mucosa of spayed experimental animals following stimulation with estrogen; characterized by the formation of tall columnar cells secreting mucus. ...
Resembling mucus. SYN: blennoid, mucoid (2).
SYN: muciparous.
A violet-blue staining fluid containing aluminum chloride and hematein; used to detect connective tissue mucins.
A pharmacopeial preparation consisting of a solution in water of the mucilaginous principles of vegetable substances; used as a soothing application to the mucous membranes and ...
1. Resembling mucilage; i.e., adhesive, viscid, sticky. 2. SYN: muciparous.
A secretion containing carbohydrate-rich glycoproteins such as that from the goblet cells of the intestine, the submaxillary glands, and other mucous glandular cells; it is also ...
A term specifically applied to hyaluronate lyase, hyaluronoglucosaminidase, and hyaluronoglucuronidase (hyaluronidases), but more loosely to any enzyme that hydrolyzes ...
The presence of mucin in the circulating blood. SYN: myxemia. [ mucin + G. haima, blood]
A glycoprotein that forms mucin through the imbibition of water. [ mucin + G. -gen, producing]
1. SYN: mucoid (1). 2. Resembling mucin.
Capable of bringing about the hydrolysis of mucin, as by a mucinase.
A condition in which mucin is present in the skin in excessive amounts, or in abnormal distribution; classified as: metabolic m., diffuse or pretibial myxedema, lichen ...
Relating to or containing mucin. SYN: mucoid (3).
The presence of mucin in the urine. [ mucin + G. ouron, urine]
Producing or secreting mucus. SYN: blennogenic, blennogenous, mucid, muciferous, mucigenous, mucilaginous (2). [ mucin + L. pario, to bring forth, bear]
Inflammation of a mucous membrane.
T.J., 20th century Canadian pediatrician. See M.- Wells syndrome.
Mucus, mucous (mucous membrane). SEE ALSO: muci-, myxo-. [L. mucus]
1. SYN: mucous cyst. 2. A retention cyst of the salivary gland, lacrimal sac, paranasal sinuses, appendix, gallbladder, or other site. [ muco- + G. kele, tumor, hernia]
Related to the interaction of mucus and ciliated epithelium.
Obsolete term for denudation of any mucous surface. [ muco- + G. klasis, a breaking off]
SYN: mucous colitis.
Presence of mucus in the vagina. [ muco- + G. kolpos, vagina]
Relating to mucous membrane and skin; denoting the line of junction of the two at the nasal, oral, vaginal, and anal orifices. SYN: cutaneomucosal.
Mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome
A syndrome of unknown origin that mainly affects young children. It causes fever, reddening of the eyes (conjunctivitis) and lips and mucous membranes of the mouth, ulcerative ...
1. Inflammation of the intestinal mucous membrane. 2. SYN: mucomembranous enteritis.
Denoting a mixture of mucus-secreting and epithelial cells, as in m. carcinoma.
A glycoprotein or mucoprotein in which the protein component is a globulin.
1. General term for a mucin, mucoprotein, or glycoprotein. SYN: mucinoid (1). 2. SYN: muciform. 3. SYN: mucinous. [mucus + G. eidos, appearance]
Mucopolysaccharidosis-like inherited storage disorders. Four have been identified so far: muramidase deficiency (ML I), I-cell disease (ML II), pseudo-Hurler polydystrophy (ML ...
Any of a group of lysosomal storage diseases in which symptoms of visceral and mesenchymal mucopolysaccharide, glycoprotein, oligosaccharide, or glycolipid storage are present; ...
The solution, digestion, or liquefaction of mucus. [ muco- + G. lysis, dissolution]
Capable of dissolving, digesting, or liquefying mucus.
Relating to a mucous membrane.
1. A peptide found in combination with polysaccharides containing muramic or sialic acids. 2. SYN: peptidoglycan. - m. glycohydrolase SYN: lysozyme.
Relating to mucoperiosteum.
Mucous membrane and periosteum so intimately united as to form practically a single membrane, as that covering the hard palate.
SYN: mucinase, β-d-glucuronidase deficiency.
General term for a protein-polysaccharide complex obtained from proteoglycans and containing as much as 95% polysaccharide; mucopolysaccharides include the blood group ...
Any of a group of lysosomal storage diseases that have in common a disorder in metabolism of mucopolysaccharides, as evidenced by excretion of various mucopolysaccharides in urine ...
Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS)
One of a series of inherited metabolic disorders affecting a type of complex carbohydrate called a mucopolysaccharide that is deposited in body tissues because the person lacks ...
The excretion of mucopolysaccharides in the urine.
General term for a protein-polysaccharide complex, usually implying that the protein component is the major part of the complex, in contradistinction to mucopolysaccharide; ...
Pertaining to an exudate that is chiefly purulent (pus), but containing relatively conspicuous proportions of mucous material. SYN: puromucous.
A genus of fungi (class Zygomycetes, family Mucoraceae), most species of which are saprobic; several are pathogenic and may cause zygomycosis in humans.
A family of fungi (class Zygomycetes) comprising terrestrial, aquatic, and sometimes parasitic organisms; includes the genera Mucor, Absidia, Rhizopus, Rhizomucor, ...
An order of the fungal class Zygomycetes that contains all the species causing mucormycosis in humans. The genera include Cunninghamella, Rhizopus, Absidia, Rhlizomucor, ...
Infection with fungi of the order Mucorales; to be distinguished from zygomycosis, a broader term that includes infections caused by fungi of the order Entomophthorales.
Having to do with a mucous membrane. For example, the oral mucosa. * * * A mucous tissue lining various tubular structures, consisting of epithelium, lamina, propria, and, in the ...
Relating to the mucosa or mucous membrane.
mucosanguineous, mucosanguinolent
Pertaining to an exudate or other fluid material that has a relatively high content of blood and mucus. [ muco- + L. sanguis, blood]
Excision of the mucosa, usually of the rectum prior to ileoanal anastomosis. [mucosa + G. ektome, excision]
Pertaining to an exudate or secretion that consists of both mucus and serum or a watery component.
Inflammation of the mucous membranes lining the digestive tract from the mouth on down to the anus. Mucositis is a common side effect of chemotherapy and of radiotherapy that ...
1. Denoting the normal relaxed condition of mucosal tissues covering the jaws. 2. Arresting the secretion of mucus. [ muco- + G. stasis, a standing]
Pertaining to mucus, a thick fluid produced by the lining of some tissues of the body. "Mucus" without an "o" is the Latin noun for "a slimy semifluid discharge from the nose." ...
An old name (but one that has prevailed in France and some other nations) for cystic fibrosis (CF), one of the most common and serious of all genetic (inherited) diseases. The CF ...
A term applied to the pointed extremity of a structure. [L. point, sword] - m. cordis obsolete term for apex of heart. - m. sterni SYN: xiphoid process.
Attachment organelle of aseptate gregarines, similar to an epimerite; the latter is set off from the rest of the gregarine body by a septum.
SYN: xiphoid. [L. mucronatus, pointed]
: A thick fluid produced by the lining of some organs of the body. * * * The clear viscid secretion of the mucous membranes, consisting of mucin, epithelial cells, leukocytes, ...
Mucus colitis
A common gastrointestinal disorder involving an abnormal condition of gut contractions (motility) characterized by abdominal pain, bloating, mucous in stools, and irregular bowel ...
Robert C., 20th century U.S. nephrologist. See M. bands, under band, M. lines, under line, M. sign.
U.S. manufacturer of surgical instruments. See M. electronic tonometer.
Muellerius capillaris
One of the most common species of hair lungworms ( subfamily Protostrongylinae) of sheep, goats, and deer. It is smaller than Dictyocaulus, inhabits the smaller bronchi and lung ...
Acronym for multiple-gated acquisition scan.
Edward G., British surgeon, 1906–1973. See M.- Torre syndrome.
Philip H., English ophthalmologist, 1843–1905. See M. operation.
The female genital organs. [L. neut pl. of muliebris, relating to mulier, a woman]
Friedrich von, German physician, 1858–1941. See M. sign. Heinrich, German anatomist, 1820–1864. See M. radial cells, under cell, M. fibers, under fiber, M. muscle, M. ...
Attributed to or described by Johannes Müller.
In dentistry, the final step of mixing dental amalgam, when the triturated mass is kneaded to complete the amalgamation.
Having many angles.
Many. SEE ALSO: pluri-. Cf.:poly-. [L. multus, much]
Abbreviation for multicolony-stimulating factor.
Multi-infarct dementia
Dementia brought on by a series of
Mixed infection with two or more varieties of microorganisms developing simultaneously.
Relating to or involving many joints. SYN: polyarthric, polyarticular. [ multi- + L. articulus, joint]
Made up of, or denoting the presence of, many bacilli.
Having numerous capsules.
Composed of many cells.
A genus of taeniid tapeworms in which the larval forms in herbivores occur in the form of a coenurus (multiple scoleces invaginated within a single cyst). [ multi- + L. caput, ...
In multiple regression analysis, a situation in which at least some independent variables in a set are highly correlated with each other. [ multi- + L. col-lineo, to line up ...
SYN: multicuspidate (2).
1. Having more than two cusps. 2. A molar tooth with three or more cusps or projections on the crown. SYN: multicuspid.
Referring to several enzymes; E.G., m. complex.
Multiple factors. Multifactorial inheritance is the type of hereditary pattern seen when there is more than one genetic factor involved and, sometimes, when there are also ...
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 ...

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