Medical Dictionary Definitions A-Z List
Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «M»:
Membranous: Pertaining to a membrane. As in acute membranous gingivitis, membranous nephropathy, and pseudomembranous colitis....
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 ...
Membranous glomerulonephritis: See: 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...
Membranous vitreous type Stickler syndrome
Vitreous type Stickler syndrome: Stickler syndrome, type I. See: Stickler syndrome....
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...
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
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 ...
Memory, anterograde: See: Anterograde memory....
Memory, explicit: See: Explicit memory....
Memory, implicit: See: Implicit memory....
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)....
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...
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...
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...