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Maturity Onset Diabetes Mellitus -- See Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2


A subclass of DIABETES MELLITUS that is not INSULIN-responsive or dependent (NIDDM). It is characterized initially by INSULIN RESISTANCE and HYPERINSULINEMIA; and eventually by GLUCOSE INTOLERANCE; HYPERGLYCEMIA; and overt diabetes. Type II diabetes mellitus is no longer considered a disease exclusively found in adults. Patients seldom develop KETOSIS but often exhibit OBESITY.
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Matzeliger Jan Ernst 1889 Juvenile Literature : Mitchell, Barbara,  1986 1
 

Maxico -- See Mexico


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Maxilla -- See Also Maxillofacial Development


The process of growth and differentiation of the jaws and face.
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Maxillofacial Development -- See Also Cephalometry


The measurement of the dimensions of the HEAD.
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Maxillofacial Development : Townsend, Grant,  2015 1
 

Maxillofacial Procedures -- See Oral Surgical Procedures


Surgical procedures used to treat disease, injuries, and defects of the oral and maxillofacial region.
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Maxim -- See Aphorisms and Proverbs


Short memorable sayings in common use. They express in simple language an obvious truth, familiar experience, or advice.
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Maxims -- See Aphorisms and Proverbs


Short memorable sayings in common use. They express in simple language an obvious truth, familiar experience, or advice.
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Maximum Permissible Exposure Level -- See Maximum Allowable Concentration


The maximum exposure to a biologically active physical or chemical agent that is allowed during an 8-hour period (a workday) in a population of workers, or during a 24-hour period in the general population, which does not appear to cause appreciable harm, whether immediate or delayed for any period, in the target population. (From Lewis Dictionary of Toxicology, 1st ed)
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Mayo Clinic   2
 

Mc -- See Michigan


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Mcauley Catherine   1982 1
Mcauley Catherine 1778 1841 : Bauman, Mary Beata.  1958 1
Mcclellan Dean : Sharp, Kathleen.  2011 1
Mccormack John John E : McCormack, John  1995 1
Mccormick Joseph B : McCormick, Joseph B.  1996 1
Mccormick Richard A 1922 2000 : Clark, Peter A.,  2003 1
 

Mcgill Pain Questionnaire -- See Pain Measurement


Scales, questionnaires, tests, and other methods used to assess pain severity and duration in patients or experimental animals to aid in diagnosis, therapy, and physiological studies.
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Mclean Hospital : Beam, Alex.  2001 1
Mcmanus James : McManus, James.  2006 1
 

Mcnaughton Rule -- See Insanity Defense


A legal concept that an accused is not criminally responsible if, at the time of committing the act, the person was laboring under such a defect of reason from disease of the mind as not to know the nature and quality of the act done or if the act was known, to not have known that what was done was wrong. (From Black's Law Dictionary, 6th ed)
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Meals On Wheels -- See Food Services


Functions, equipment, and facilities concerned with the preparation and distribution of ready-to-eat food.
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Mealth Health Services : Moss, Stephen.  2002 1
Measles Mumps Rubella Vaccine Adverse Effects Great Britain : Fitzpatrick, Michael,  2004 1
Measles Mumps Rubella Vaccine History : Wadman, Meredith,  2017 1
Measurement Radiation   1978 1
Meat Adverse Effects : Deckers, Jan,  2016 1
Meat Economics : Deckers, Jan,  2016 1
Meat Products Adverse Effects   2011 1
 

Mecegans -- See Michigan


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Mechanics -- See Also Biomechanical Phenomena


The properties, processes, and behavior of biological systems under the action of mechanical forces.
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Mechanics   2
 

Mechanoreceptors -- See Also Proprioception


Sensory functions that transduce stimuli received by proprioceptive receptors in joints, tendons, muscles, and the INNER EAR into neural impulses to be transmitted to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. Proprioception provides sense of stationary positions and movements of one's body parts, and is important in maintaining KINESTHESIA and POSTURAL BALANCE.
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Medecins Sans Frontieres Association   2
 

Median Nerve -- See Also Carpal Tunnel Syndrome


Entrapment of the MEDIAN NERVE in the carpal tunnel, which is formed by the flexor retinaculum and the CARPAL BONES. This syndrome may be associated with repetitive occupational trauma (CUMULATIVE TRAUMA DISORDERS); wrist injuries; AMYLOID NEUROPATHIES; rheumatoid arthritis (see ARTHRITIS, RHEUMATOID); ACROMEGALY; PREGNANCY; and other conditions. Symptoms include burning pain and paresthesias involving the ventral surface of the hand and fingers which may radiate proximally. Impairment of sensation in the distribution of the median nerve and thenar muscle atrophy may occur. (Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1995, Ch51, p45)
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Mediating -- See Negotiating


The process of bargaining in order to arrive at an agreement or compromise on a matter of importance to the parties involved. It also applies to the hearing and determination of a case by a third party chosen by the parties in controversy, as well as the interposing of a third party to reconcile the parties in controversy.
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Mediation Analysis -- See Also Causality


The relating of causes to the effects they produce. Causes are termed necessary when they must always precede an effect and sufficient when they initiate or produce an effect. Any of several factors may be associated with the potential disease causation or outcome, including predisposing factors, enabling factors, precipitating factors, reinforcing factors, and risk factors.
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Medicaid   4
Medicaid Economics   2013 1
Medicaid History : Engel, Jonathan.  2006 1
Medicaid Legislation And Jurisprudence : Allen, James E.  2011 1
 

Medical Anthropology -- See Anthropology, Medical


Field of social science that is concerned with differences between human groups as related to health status and beliefs.
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Medical Assistance : Pauly, Mark V.,  1971 1
Medical Assistance Examination Questions   2010 1
Medical Assistance Peru : Walsh, William B.  1966 1
 

Medical Assistance Title 19 -- See Medicaid


Federal program, created by Public Law 89-97, Title XIX, a 1965 amendment to the Social Security Act, administered by the states, that provides health care benefits to indigent and medically indigent persons.
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Medical Assistance United States   2
 

Medical Care -- See Also the narrower term National health services


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Medical Care Costs -- See Health Care Costs


The actual costs of providing services related to the delivery of health care, including the costs of procedures, therapies, and medications. It is differentiated from HEALTH EXPENDITURES, which refers to the amount of money paid for the services, and from fees, which refers to the amount charged, regardless of cost.
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