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Metastatic

    A tumor that has transfered from one organ (or part) to another not directly connected to it.

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Tumor
Overgrowth of tissue.

Organ
A structural unit of an animal or plant that serves a specific function.



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Meta-analysis
A statistical process for pooling data from many clinical trials to glean a clear answer.

Metabolic disorders
Genetic disorders affecting the way food is digested.

Metabolic Exercise Stress Test (also called metabolic stress test)
A test used to measure the performance of the heart and lungs while they are under physical stress. The test involves walking on a treadmill or pedaling a stationary bike at increasing levels of difficulty, while being closely monitored.

Metabolic Syndrome
A combination of health conditions that place a person at high risk for heart disease. These conditions are type 2 diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), hyperlipidemia (high levels of fat in the blood), and obesity. According to theory, all of these conditions are associated with high blood insulin levels, and it is claimed that the underlying problem in patients with the Metabolic Syndrome is faulty insulin release from the beta cells of the pancreas.|Previously called Syndrome X.

Metabolic Syndrome (MS)
A combination of health conditions that place a person at high risk for heart disease. These conditions are type 2 diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), hyperlipidemia (high levels of fat in the blood), and obesity. According to theory, all of these conditions are associated with high blood insulin levels, and it is claimed that the underlying problem in patients with the Metabolic Syndrome is faulty insulin release from the beta cells of the pancreas. Previously called Syndrome X.

Metabolism
The chemical activity that occurs in cells, releasing energy from nutrients, or using energy to create other substances, such as proteins.

Metabolite
In the body, a substance that is produced by the body's own chemistries.

Metacarpal
Any of the five bones that make up the hand and join the wrist to the fingers.

Metacarpals
Five long bones of the hand, running from the wrist to the fingers.

Metacarpus
The metacarpus is the intermediate part of the hand skeleton that is located between the fingers distally and the carpus which forms the connection to the forearm. It consists of five cylindrical bones which are numbered from the radial to the ulnar side (ossa metacarpalia I-V); each consists of a body and two extremities.

Metadate cd
Metadate cd 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): methylphenidate hydrochloride.

Metadate er
Metadate er 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): methylphenidate hydrochloride.

Metaglip
Metaglip 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): glipizide; metformin hydrochloride.

Metahydrin
Metahydrin 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): trichlormethiazide.

Metameric stimuli
Two stimuli which despite their physical differences are perceptually indistinguishable.

Metamorphosis
A striking change in appearance, form, or substance.

Metandren
Metandren 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): methyltestosterone.

Metaphase
The stage of eukaryotic cell division (mitosis or meiosis) in which the chromosomes line up at the equator of the cell.

Metaphysis
The wider portion at the end of a long bone where growth occurs in infants and children.

Metaproterenol sulfate
Metaproterenol sulfate 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): metaproterenol sulfate.

Metaraminol bitartrate
Metaraminol bitartrate 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): metaraminol bitartrate.

Metastases
The spread of tumor cells from one part of the body to another unrelated part of the body by the way of the bloodstream or lymphatics.

Metastasis
Refers to a cancer which has spread to other parts of the body.

Metastasize
To spread to another part of the body, usually through the blood vessels, lymph channels, or spinal fluid.

Metastatic brain tumor
A brain tumor caused by cancer elsewhere in the body spreading to the brain.

Metastron
Metastron 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): strontium chloride, sr-89.

Metatarsal
Any of the five bones of the foot directly jointed to each of the toes.

Metatarsus
The metatarsus consists of the five long bones of the foot, which are numbered from the medial side (ossa metatarsalia I.-V.); each presents for examination a body and two extremities. These are analogous to the metacarpals of the hand.

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.

Metatensin No. 2
Metatensin No. 2 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): reserpine; trichlormethiazide.

Metatensin No. 4
Metatensin No. 4 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): reserpine; trichlormethiazide.

Metaxalone
Metaxalone 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): metaxalone.



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Middle temporal area
Characterized by strong motion-directionally sensitive neurons with large receptive fields organized into columns. Some neurons respond to the whole rather than the component motion of moving plaid patterns. Implicated in the analysis of movement, and stereoscopic depth. Receives input from layer 4B in V1 and thick stripes in V2. Projects to Medial Superior Temporal Area (MST).

Meningocoele
Hernial protrusion of meninges.

Malposition
Faulty or abnormal position of a part of the body.

Megakaryocyte
The giant cell of the bone marrow that has a greatly lobulated nucleus and gives rise to blood platelets.

Meningoencephalitis
Inflammation of the brain and its meninges.

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Microhepatia
A small liver.

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

Mucous
Adj. Relating to or resembling mucus.

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

Myxedema
Mucinous edema (swelling).

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