Medical Dictionary Definitions A-Z List
Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «M»:
Mourning, public: See: Public mourning....
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 of reasons including the need to improve sequencing and analysis techniques. These nonhuman genomes also prov...
Mouse, deer: See: Deer mouse....
Mouse, white-footed: See: White-footed mouse....
Mousepox: A disease of mice caused by the ectromelia virus. See: Ectromelia virus....
Mouth: 1. The upper opening of the digestive tract, beginning with the lips and containing the teeth, gums, and tongue. Foodstuffs are broken down mechanically in the mouth by chewing and saliva is added as a lubricant. Saliva contains amylase, an enzyme that digests starch.
2. Any opening or apert...
Mouth mirror: A little mirror on a rod that is used to examine the teeth and other structures within the mouth....
Mouth, dry: See: Dry mouth....
Mouth, trench: See: Trench mouth....
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....
Movement, saccadic: See: Saccade....
Mower injury: Injury from a mower, a machine used to cut grass (or other grains or weeds) to an even length. The main source of danger with a power mower is the blade which, to do its job, must be sharp and travel at a high speed. It can inflict serious injury if a hand or foot is allowed to get und...
Moyamoya: A pattern of progressive obstructive and occlusive cerebral arteritis (inflammation of the cerebral arteries that obstructs and occludes them), predominantly in children and young adults. Symptoms include headaches, behavioral abnormalities, and recurrent attacks of paralysis. The radiolog...
MP: Abbreviation for
mercaptopurine and molecular pathology....
MPH: Master of Public Health (a master's degree in this field of medicine)....