(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.
(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.
maximum permissible dose.
mortality prediction model.
most probable number (of bacteria present in a quantity of solution, esp. water).
mucopolysaccharidosis; mononuclear phagocytic system.
meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine.
tetravalent meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine.
magnetic resonance; mitral regurgitation.
magnetic resonance angiography; medical record administrator.
Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography; Member of the Royal College of Physicians.
Member of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada.
Member of the Royal College of Surgeons.
Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada.
magnetic resonance imaging.
methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
medical record technician.
maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein.
material safety data sheet.
melanocyte-stimulating hormone. SEE: under hormone.
maple syrup urine disease.
milliSievert (one thousandth of a sievert).