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(mū, moo) [mu, the twelfth letter of the Greek alphabet] Symbol for micro-. SEE: micro-.

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μ μ

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Symbol for micromicro-; micromicron.

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μCi

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microcurie.

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μg

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microgram.

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μm

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Symbol for micrometer.

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μsec

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Symbol for microsecond.

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μV

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Symbol for microvolt.

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M

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master or medicine in professional titles; mille, a thousand; misce, mix; molar.

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m

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meter; minim; meta- (in chemistry); metastasis, metastatic (in oncology).

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mμ

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Symbol for millimicron.

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M0

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Minimally differentiated acute myeloblastic leukemia, a relatively rare form of acute myeloid leukemia with large myeloblasts found in the bone marrow and the peripheral blood.

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M1

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acute myeloblastic leukemia without maturation.

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M2

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acute myeloblastic leukemia with maturation.

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M3

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acute promyelocytic leukemia.

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M4

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ABBR: AMMoL. Acute myelomonocytic leukemia.

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M5

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ABBR: AMoL. acute monoblastic leukemia.

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M6

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ABBR: AEL. acute erythroleukemia.

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M7

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ABBR: AMegaL. acute megakaryoblastic leukemia.

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MA

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mental age.

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ma

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milliampere.

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-mab

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(mab) [Abbr. of m(onoclonal) a(nti)b(ody)] A suffix for monoclonal antibody.

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MAC

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maximum allowable concentration; midarm circumference; monitored anesthesia care; Mycobacterium avium complex.

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MACE

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[Acronym for major adverse cardiac event] A cardiac emergency such as unstable chest pain, heart attack, cardiac dysrhythmias, congestive heart failure, and death. In trials of experimental therapies for heart diseases, researchers monitor patients for MACE to see if the treatments are hazardous.

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macerate

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(mas′ĕ-rāt″) [L. macerare, to soften, weaken] To soften (skin or tissue) by steeping or soaking in water.

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maceration

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(mas″ĕ-rā′shŏn) [macerate] 1. The process of softening a solid by steeping in a fluid. 2. The dissolution of the skin of a dead fetus retained in utero.

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machine

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Any mechanical device or apparatus.

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macies

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(mā′shē-ēz) [L., wasting] Atrophy.

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macrencephalia, macrencephaly

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(mak″ren-sĕ-fāl′ē-ă, mak″ren-sef′ ă-lē) [macro- + encephalo- + -ia] Abnormally ...

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