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  Meralgia paraesthetica



Meralgia paraesthetica

    Painful paraesthesiae resulting from compression of the lateral cutaneous nerve of the thigh.

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Compression
1. The act of pressing together. As in a compression fracture, nerve compression, or spinal cord compression. 2. To shorten in time. In embryology, there may be compression of development with some stages even omitted.

Lateral
Toward the side, sideways.

Cutaneous
Having to do with the skin.

Nerve
Tissue that conveys sensation, temperature, position information to the brain.



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Medical doctor
A person who has obtained a medical doctor degree and is therefore allowed to practice this profession.

McMurray Sign
A painful click which occurs when the knee is passively rotated internally as it is extended. Suggests a meniscus tear.

MCTD
Mixed Connective Tissue Disease. (See 'Anti-RNP').

Medial
Anatomical term meaning on the inside (as opposed to lateral). Not to be confused with median (nerve) that is compressed in carpal tunnel syndrome.

Medial epicondylitis
Golfer's elbow. (An enthesitis).

Meralgia paraesthetica

Methotrexate
A drug which is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory disorders. It is a cytotoxic/immunosuppressive drug.

MHC
Major Histocompatibility Complex. Region of chromosome 6 where HLA antigens are encoded.

Mikulicz Syndrome
Sjogren's syndrome

Milwaukee shoulder
See 'Hydroxyapatite'.

Monoclonal antibodies
Very pure antibodies produced artificially. Normally used in laboratory tests but have been used experimentally for treatment of some diseases.

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