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  1. Micturition Micturition
    Micturition: Urination, the act of urinating. The word "micturition" comes from the Latin "micturire" which has a slightly different meaning, namely "to want to urinate."...
  2. Micturition syncope Micturition syncope
    Micturition syncope: The temporary loss of consciousness upon urinating. (Syncope is the temporary loss of consciousness or, in plain English, fainting). The situations that trigger this reaction are diverse and include having blood drawn, straining while urinating (micturition syncope) or defecati...
  3. Midbrain aqueduct Midbrain aqueduct
    Midbrain aqueduct: A canal that communicates between the third and fourth ventricles in a system of four communicating cavities within the brain that are continuous with the central canal of the spinal cord. The four ventricles consist of the two lateral ventricles, the third ventricle and the fo...
  4. Middle ear Middle ear
    Middle ear: There are three sections of the ear. They are the external ear, the middle ear, and the inner ear. The middle ear consists of the ear drum (the tympanum or tympanic membrane) and, beyond it, a cavity. This cavity is connected via a canal (the Eustachian tube) to the pharynx (the naso...
  5. Middle ear infection, acute Middle ear infection, acute
    Middle ear infection, acute: Acute middle ear infection, medically called acute otitis media is inflammation of the middle ear. Acute otitis media typically causes fluid in the middle ear accompanied by signs or symptoms of ear infection: a bulging eardrum usually accompanied by pain; or a perfora...
  6. Midget Midget
    Midget: A very small person (or thing). Midget is a picturesque but somewhat disparaging term. It is the diminutive of midge (the insect), and who wants to be a mini-midge? A more correct term today for a very small person is dwarf or little person. The notion that a midget is (as some dictionaries ...
  7. Midgut volvulus Midgut volvulus
    Midgut volvulus: See: Volvulus....
  8. Midlife crisis Midlife crisis
    Midlife crisis: A period of personal emotional turmoil and coping challenges that some people encounter when they reach middle age, accompanied by a desire for change in their lives, brought on by fears and anxieties about growing older. The phrase "midlife crisis" was introduced in 1965 by the ps...
  9. Midnight children Midnight children
    Midnight children: Term applied sometimes to children with xeroderma pigmentosum, a genetic disease with such extraordinary sensitivity to sunlight that ordinary sun exposure results in the development of skin cancer at a very early age. Children with xeroderma pigmentosum (XP) can only play outdoor...
  10. Midnight disease Midnight disease
    Midnight disease: See: Hypergraphia....
  11. Midwife Midwife
    Midwife: A person trained to assist a woman during childbirth. Many midwives also provide prenatal care for pregnant women, birth education for women and their partners, and care for mothers and newborn babies after the birth. A midwife may be a man or a woman. Depending on local law, midwives m...
  12. Midwife assistant Midwife assistant
    Midwife assistant: A person who assists a midwife with prenatal care, childbirth education, delivery, and post-natal care. Also known as a doula or labor assistant....
  13. Midwife, certified Midwife, certified
    Midwife, certified: See: Certified midwife....
  14. Midwife, certified nurse Midwife, certified nurse
    Midwife, certified nurse: See: Certified nurse-midwife....
  15. Midwife, certified professional Midwife, certified professional
    Midwife, certified professional: See: Certified professional midwife....