Medical Dictionary Definitions A-Z List
Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «M»:
MPO deficiency: Myeloperoxidase deficiency....
MPS: Abbreviation for mucopolysaccharidosis....
MRA:The magnetic resonance angiogram, or MRA, is a
noninvasive test that has demonstrated usefulness in
defining the anatomy of blood vessels of certain size in
the head and neck. MRA serves as a complement to
traditional MRI scanning in evaluation of the brain and
1. In the US, the Medical Reserve Corps.
2. In the UK and some Commonwealth countries, the Medical Research Council....
MRCP: Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography, an application of MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) to the hepatobiliary and pancreatic system. An MRCP uses an MRI machine with special software to obtain images comparable to the cholangiogram and pancreatogram obtained by the more invasive approac...
MRD: Minimal residual disease, evidence for the presence of residual malignant cells, even when so few cancer cells are present that they cannot be found by routine means. Tests for minimal residual disease (MRD) can detect some early tumors. In a patient who has been treated, the detection of MRD i...
MRDM: Malnutrition-related diabetes mellitus. See: Tropical diabetes....
MRI: Abbreviation and nickname for magnetic resonance imaging. For more information, see: Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Paul C. Lauterbur; Peter Mansfield....
MRI, endorectal: An MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) done from inside the rectum. To do such as MRI, a surface coil within an inflated latex balloon can be positioned in the rectum. The MRI is read (interpreted) and specific areas of suspicion are identified. The MRI data can be mapped onto a 3-dime...
mRNA: Messenger RNA, the key intermediary in gene expression, translating the DNA's genetic code into the amino acids that make up proteins....
MRSA infection: Frequently used abbreviation for: Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus.
MRSI: Magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging....
MS: 1. Multiple sclerosis. See also entry to: Multiple sclerosis.
2. Mass spectrometry....
MS/MS: Abbreviation for tandem mass spectrometry. See: Tandem mass spectrometry....