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  1. Mitral valve prolapse Mitral valve prolapse
    Mitral valve prolapse: Drooping down or abnormal bulging of the mitral valve's cusps backward into the atrium during the contraction of the heart. Mitral valve prolapse is often an asymptomatic condition but it may be marked by mitral regurgitation with symptoms (as chest pain, fatigue, dizziness,...
  2. Mittelschmerz Mittelschmerz
    Mittelschmerz: Pain due to ovulation, occurring usually at the midpoint between the menstrual periods. From the German "mittel" for middle and "schmerz" for pain. ...
  3. Mixed bipolar state Mixed bipolar state
    Mixed bipolar state: The occurrence of symptoms of mania and depression together. A person may feel sad and hopeless while at the same time feeling extremely energized. Also called dysphoric mania, mixed mania, or agitated depression....
  4. Mixed connective tissue disease Mixed connective tissue disease
    Mixed connective tissue disease: A mixture of three diseases of connective tissue (the framework of the cells of the body) -- systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, and polymyositis. Patients with mixed connective tissue disease typically have features of each of the three component diseas...
  5. Mixed mania Mixed mania
    Mixed mania: A state of mind characterized by symptoms of both mania and depression seen sometimes in bipolar disorders. It is more common in bipolar children and women. A person experiencing mixed mania may feel agitated, angry, irritable, and depressed all at once. Because it combines a high ...
  6. Mixed-lineage leukemia Mixed-lineage leukemia
    Mixed-lineage leukemia: A type of childhood leukemia in which a piece of chromosome 11 has been translocated (broken off and attached itself to another chromosome). Children with this type of leukemia have a particularly poor prognosis (outlook). They do not respond at all well to the standard thera...
  7. MLVT MLVT
    MLVT: Malattia leventinese....
  8. MM MM
    MM: In medicine, the abbreviation for meningomyelocele (spina bifida), malignant melanoma, and multiple myeloma. (In lower case letters, mm stands for millimeter.)...
  9. MME MME
    MME: Metallomembrane endopeptidase, also known as membrane metalloendopeptidase....
  10. MMR MMR
    MMR: Stands for the measles, mumps, rubella vaccine. The MMR vaccine is now given in two dosages. The first should be given at 12-15 months of age. The second vaccination should be given at 4-6 years. Most children should receive MMR vaccinations. Exceptions may include children born with an inab...
  11. MMWR MMWR
    MMWR: The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, a weekly scientific publication prepared and published by the CDC (US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). MMWR contains data and reports on specific health and safety topics. The data are on specific diseases as reported by state and territ...
  12. MND MND
    MND: Motor neuron disease....
  13. Modafinil Modafinil
    Modafinil: An oral drug first approved by the FDA in 1998 for the treatment of narcolepsy, a condition in which there is an uncontrollable desire to sleep. Modafinil promotes wakefulness. In 2004 the FDA also approved modafinil for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and sleeping problems cause...
  14. Model end stage liver disease Model end stage liver disease
    Model end stage liver disease: See: MELD....
  15. Modeling, chromatin Modeling, chromatin
    Modeling, chromatin: See: Chromatin remodeling....