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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «M»:

  1. Membranous Membranous
    Membranous: Pertaining to a membrane. As in acute membranous gingivitis, membranous nephropathy, and pseudomembranous colitis....
  2. Membranous gingivitis, acute Membranous gingivitis, acute
    Membranous gingivitis, acute: This is trench mouth, a progressive painful infection with ulceration, swelling and sloughing off of dead tissue from the mouth and throat due to the spread of infection from the gums. Certain germs (including fusiform bacteria and spirochetes) have been thought ...
  3. Membranous glomerulonephritis Membranous glomerulonephritis
    Membranous glomerulonephritis: See: Membranous nephropathy....
  4. Membranous nephropathy Membranous nephropathy
    Membranous nephropathy: A frequent type of primary glomerular disease -- a disease affecting the glomerulus, the tiny ball-shaped structure in the kidney composed of capillary blood vessels that is actively involved in the filtration of the blood to form urine. The main sign of the disease is marked...
  5. Membranous vitreous type Stickler syndrome Membranous vitreous type Stickler syndrome
    Vitreous type Stickler syndrome: Stickler syndrome, type I. See: Stickler syndrome....
  6. Memory Memory
    Memory: 1. The ability to recover information about past events or knowledge. 2. The process of recovering information about past events or knowledge. 3. Cognitive reconstruction. The brain engages in a remarkable reshuffling process in an attempt to extract what is general and what is particular...
  7. Memory B cells Memory B cells
    Memory B cells: Secondary immune-system components that have an affinity for a particular antigen. Like other B cells, memory B cells originate from lymphocytes that develop and are activated in the bone marrow. They become antigen-specific when stimulated by interleukin-4 (IL-4)....
  8. Memory span Memory span
    Memory span: The number of items, usually words or numbers, that a person can retain and recall. Memory span is a test of working memory (short-term memory). In a typical test of memory span, an examiner reads a list of random numbers aloud at about the rate of one number per second. At the end ...
  9. Memory, anterograde Memory, anterograde
    Memory, anterograde: See: Anterograde memory....
  10. Memory, explicit Memory, explicit
    Memory, explicit: See: Explicit memory....
  11. Memory, implicit Memory, implicit
    Memory, implicit: See: Implicit memory....
  12. Memory, long-term Memory, long-term
    Memory, long-term: A system for permanently storing, managing, and retrieving information for later use. Items of information stored as long-term memory may be available for a lifetime. Long-term memory is in contrast to short-term memory (as I recall)....
  13. Memory, recent Memory, recent
    Memory, recent: Short-term memory. Also called working memory. Recent memory is a system for temporarily storing and managing the information required to carry out complex cognitive tasks such as learning, reasoning, and comprehension. Recent memory is involved in the selection, initiation, and ter...
  14. Memory, short-term Memory, short-term
    Memory, short-term: A system for temporarily storing and managing information required to carry out complex cognitive tasks such as learning, reasoning, and comprehension. Short-term memory is involved in the selection, initiation, and termination of information-processing functions such as encodin...
  15. Memory, working Memory, working
    Memory, working: Short-term (recent) memory. Working memory is a system for temporarily storing and managing the information required to carry out complex cognitive tasks such as learning, reasoning, and comprehension. Working memory is involved in the selection, initiation, and termination of inf...