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-[MACROCEPHALY]-

An abnormally large head. The opposite of macrocephaly is microcephaly (an abnormally small head).


-[MACROCYTIC]-

-> Any abnormally large cell. The opposite of macrocytic is microcytic (an abnormally small cell).
-> An abnormally large red blood cell. Folic acid deficiency is one cause of macrocytic anemia.


-[MACULA]-

A macula is a small spot. A macula on the skin is a small flat spot while the macula in the eye is a small spot where vision is keenest in the retina.


-[MALFORMATION]-

A structural defect in the body due to abnormal embryonic or fetal development. There are many types of malformations. For example, cleft lip and cleft palate. See also Congenital malformation.


-[MALT]-

Mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue.


-[MAMMOGRAM]-

An X-ray of the breast with the breast in a device that compresses and flattens it. There are two basic mammogram tests -- screening mammograms and diagnostic mammograms.


-[MANIC DEPRESSION]-

Alternating moods of abnormal highs (mania) and lows (depression). Called bipolar disease because of the swings between these opposing poles in mood. A type of depressive disease. Not nearly as prevalent as other forms of depressive disorders. Sometimes the mood switches are dramatic and rapid, but most often they are gradual. Mania often affects thinking, judgment, and social behavior in ways that cause serious problems and embarrassment. For example, unwise business or financial decisions may be made when an individual is in a manic phase. Bipolar disorder is often a chronic recurring condition.


-[MASTECTOMY]-

A general term for removal of the breast, usually to remove cancerous tissue. The operation can be done in a hospital or in an outpatient clinic, depending on how extensive it needs to be. It takes from two to three hours, with three to five weeks for full recovery.


-[MMR]-

Maternal mortality rate: The number of maternal deaths related to childbearing divided by the number of live births (or by the number of live births + fetal deaths) in that year. The maternal mortality rate in the United States in 1993 (and 1994) was 0.1 per 1,000 live births, or 1 mother dying per 10,000 live births.


-[MCH]-

Mean cell hemoglobin: The average amount of hemoglobin in the average red cell. The mean cell hemoglobin (MCH) is a calculated value derived from the measurement of hemoglobin and the red cell count. (The hemoglobin value is the amount of hemoglobin in a volume of blood while the red cell count is the number of red blood cells in a volume of blood.) The normal range for the MCH is 27 - 32 picograms. It is a standard part of the complete blood count.


-[MCV]-

Font SizeA A A Definition of Mean cell volume

Mean cell volume: A standard part of the complete blood count, the mean cell volume (MCV) is the average volume of a red blood cell. This is a calculated value derived from the hematocrit and the red cell count (The hematocrit is the ratio of the volume of red cells to the volume of whole blood while the red cell count is the number of red blood cells in a volume of blood). The normal range for the mean cell volume is 86 - 98 femtoliters.



-[MENETRIER DISEASE]-

See: Giant hypertrophic gastritis.



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