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moxa

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(mok′sa) The use of a soft combustible substance, such as the herb Artemisia vulgaris, burned on the skin. It is popular in eastern Asia, Japan, and complementary medicine as a cautery and counterirritant. SEE: moxibustion.

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moxibustion

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(mok″sĭ-bŭs′chŏn) [moxa + (com)bustion] In traditional Asian and alternative medicine, cauterization and counterirritation to treat disease with a cylinder or cone of cotton wool (moxa) placed on the skin and fired at the top.

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M-Oxy

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Oxycodone.

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MPD

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maximum permissible dose.

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MPM

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mortality prediction model.

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MPN

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most probable number (of bacteria present in a quantity of solution, esp. water).

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MPS

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mucopolysaccharidosis; mononuclear phagocytic system.

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MPSV

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meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine.

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MPSV4

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tetravalent meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine.

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MR

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magnetic resonance; mitral regurgitation.

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mR

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milliroentgen.

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MRA

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magnetic resonance angiography; medical record administrator.

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MRCP

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Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography; Member of the Royal College of Physicians.

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MRCP(C)

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Member of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada.

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MRCS

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Member of the Royal College of Surgeons.

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MRCS(C)

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Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada.

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mrem

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millirem.

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MRI

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magnetic resonance imaging.

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mRNA

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messenger RNA.

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MRSA

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methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

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MRSE

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methicillin-resistant-Staphylococcus epidermidis.

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MRT

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medical record technician.

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MS

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multiple sclerosis.

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ms

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millisecond.

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MSAFP

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maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein.

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MSDS

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material safety data sheet.

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msec

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millisecond.

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MSH

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melanocyte-stimulating hormone. SEE: under hormone.

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MSUD

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maple syrup urine disease.

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mSv

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milliSievert (one thousandth of a sievert).

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MTD

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Maximum tolerated dose.

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MTP

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metatarsophalangeal.

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MTSS

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Medial tibial stress syndrome.

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Mu

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Mache unit.

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mu

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(mū, moo) SYMB: μ; u. 1. M or μ, the ...

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