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moxa

(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.

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.

M-Oxy

Oxycodone.

MPD

maximum permissible dose.

MPM

mortality prediction model.

MPN

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

MPS

mucopolysaccharidosis; mononuclear phagocytic system.

MPSV

meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine.

MPSV4

tetravalent meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine.

MR

magnetic resonance; mitral regurgitation.

mR

milliroentgen.

MRA

magnetic resonance angiography; medical record administrator.

MRCP

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

MRCP(C)

Member of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada.

MRCS

Member of the Royal College of Surgeons.

MRCS(C)

Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada.

mrem

millirem.

MRI

magnetic resonance imaging.

mRNA

messenger RNA.

MRSA

methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

MRSE

methicillin-resistant-Staphylococcus epidermidis.

MRT

medical record technician.

MS

multiple sclerosis.

ms

millisecond.

MSAFP

maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein.

MSDS

material safety data sheet.

msec

millisecond.

MSH

melanocyte-stimulating hormone. SEE: under hormone.

MSUD

maple syrup urine disease.

mSv

milliSievert (one thousandth of a sievert).

MTD

Maximum tolerated dose.

MTP

metatarsophalangeal.

MTSS

Medial tibial stress syndrome.

Mu

Mache unit.

mu

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

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