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    The visual perception that objects are larger than they actually are.


Macrobid is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): nitrofurantoin; nitrofurantoin, macrocrystalline.

Macrodantin is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): nitrofurantoin, macrocrystalline.

A group of drugs (typically antibiotics) whose activity stems from the presence of a macrolide ring, a large lactone ring to which one or more deoxy sugars, usually cladinose and desosamine, are attached. The lactone ring can be either 14, 15 or 16-membered. Macrolides belong to the polyketide class of natural products.

Any food that contains calories and, therefore, can generate hormonal responses. Protein, carbohydrate, and fat are macronutrients.

A large phagocytic cell of the mononuclear series found within tissues. Properties include phagocytosis, and antigen presentation to T cells.

Macrophage-activating factor (MAF)
Actually several lymphokines, including interferon, released by activated T cells, which together induce activation of macrophages, making them more efficient in phagocytosis and cytotoxicity.

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

Macrotec is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): technetium tc-99m albumin aggregated kit.

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.


A small liver.

Morphologic diagnosis
The interpretation of the abnormalities in terms of severity, time, lesion and anatomic site. For example: severe, chronic, glomerulonephritis.

Adj. Relating to or resembling mucus.

The lipid substance forming a sheath around the axons of certain nerve fibers.

Mucinous edema (swelling).


Magical thinking
A conviction that thinking equates with doing. Occurs in dreams in children, in primitive peoples, and in patients under a variety of conditions. Characterized by lack of realistic relationship between cause and effect.

Manifest content
The remembered content of a dream or fantasy, as contrasted with latent content, which is concealed and distorted.

Memory consolidation
The physical and psychological changes that take place as the brain organizes and restructures information that may become a permanent part of memory.

3-methoxy-4-hydroxyphenylglycol. A major metabolite of brain norepinephrine excreted in urine.

The visual perception that objects are smaller than they actually are.

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