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  Mental disorders

Mental disorders

    Dangerous, aggressive behavior towards others, including non-communicative, withdrawal, depression, autistic, and psychotic tendencies.


In oncology, quickly growing, tending to spread rapidly. As, for example, an aggressive tumor.

The act or process of giving up the use of a drug to which one has become addicted or dependent.

A mental state of depressed mood characterized by feelings of sadness, despair and discouragement. Depression ranges from normal feelings of the blues through dysthymia to major depression. It in many ways resembles the grief and mourning that follow bereavement, there are often feelings of low self esteem, guilt and self reproach, withdrawal from interpersonal contact and physical symptoms such as eating and sleep disturbances.

In the technical sense this term refers to a groups of severe mental illness where the person has periods of loses contact with reality. In a less formal manner, it is used to refer to the condition of having lost contact with reality. The person experiences severe impairment in his/her ability to function. All areas of a person's life are usually effected. Common symptoms: Hallucinations, delusions, withdrawal, impairment of intellectual function, lose of personal care skills.


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Mental Health
Mental Health is a hospital in Chicago, Illinois (USA).

Mental retardation
Slower than normal or limited intellectual and emotional development.

Mentax 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): butenafine hydrochloride.

Mentax-tc 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): butenafine hydrochloride.


Maternity leave
Paid or unpaid time off work to care for a new baby, either after adoption or giving birth. In the U.S., under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, companies with 50 or more employees are required to offer eligible employees up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave during any 12-month period after the birth, adoption, or foster care placement of a child.

Measles mumps rubella vaccine
Used to prevent measles, mumps, and rubella, the MMR vaccine is usually given first between 12 and 15 months, and then again later in childhood. Reactions to the MMR vaccine are common, but generally mild: 20 percent of children will develop a rash or slight fever one to two weeks after receiving the shot.

A newborn's first bowel movements, which are dark, sticky, and usually greenish-black, and last for the first few days of the infant's life. If meconium is visible in the amniotic fluid prior to delivery, it can be a sign that the fetus is in distress.

Medical tests
Procedures used to assess the condition of a patient. They range from noninvasive, such as listening to a heartbeat, to invasive, such as a spinal tap.

Also know as the bag of waters, this thin sac contains the amniotic fluid and the fetus. The membranes will either rupture spontaneously during labor or be ruptured to speed up labor.

Mental disorders

Mental retardation
Slower than normal or limited intellectual and emotional development.

Metabolic disorders
Genetic disorders affecting the way food is digested.

Metatarsus valgus
Commonly known as a "duck walk." Generally corrects itself.

Metatarsus varus
Commonly known as "pigeon toed." Generally corrects itself but may need surgery in severe cases.

A small skull with small cranial capacity. Usually indicates mental retardation.

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