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   Master of Fine Arts.


Sadomasochistic vernacular term for the sadistic partner whose role is one of total domination and disciplinarian.



The act of overseeing the progress of a clinical trial, and of ensuring that it is conducted, recorded, and reported in accordance with the protocol, standard operating procedures (S0Ps), good clinical practice (GCP), and the applicable regulatory requirement(s).

Monitoring committee
See independent data-monitoring committee.

Monitoring report
A written report from the monitor to the investigators after each site visit and/or other trial-related communication according to the relevant SOPS.

Statistics on deaths within a population based on official death certificates, usually showing numbers of deaths by age, sex and cause.

Multicentre trial
A clinical trial conducted according to a single protocol but at more than one site, and therefore, carried out by more than one investigator.


Mono-diet (monophagic diet)
Any regimen characterized by|(a) restriction of food intake to one specific kind of food, or (b) restriction of each meal to one specific kind of food (e.g., porridge alone for breakfast, fruits alone for lunch, and meat alone for dinner).

Master of Social Work.

Abnormally large; in diabetes, refers to abnormally large babies that may be born to women with diabetes.

Macrovascular Disease
A disease of the large blood vessels that sometimes occurs when a person has had diabetes for a long time. Fat and blood clots build up in the large blood vessels and stick to the vessel walls. Three kinds of macrovascular disease are coronary disease, cerebrovascular disease, and peripheral vascular disease.

Macular Edema
A swelling (edema) in the macula, an area near the center of the retina of the eye that is responsible for fine or reading vision. Macular edema is a common complication associated with diabetic retinopathy.|See also: Diabetic retinopathy; retina.

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