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33 Topic Pages Found in Health and starting with the letter M
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Open macular degeneration
macular degeneration

eye disorder causing loss of central vision. The affected area, the macula, lies at the back of the retina and is the part that produces the sharpest

Open Malaria

A parasitic disease caused by four species of PLASMODIUM : P. falciparum, P. vivax, P. ovale , and P. malariae . It causes recurrent episodes of high

Open male reproductive system
male reproductive system

Full answer To understand the male reproductive system we need to look at: its structure how sperm are produced. Components of the male reproductive

Open Malnutrition

Condition resulting from a defective diet where certain important food nutrients (such as proteins, vitamins, or carbohydrates) are absent. It can

Open mammary gland
mammary gland

organ of the female mammal that produces and secretes milk for the nourishment of the young. A mammal may have from 1 to 11 pairs of mammary glands,

Open Manic-depressive illness
Manic-depressive illness

What Is It? Bipolar disorder, which used to be called manic depressive illness or manic depression, is a mental disorder characterized by wide mood

Maple syrup urine disease

Maple syrup urine disease (MSUD) is an inherited metabolic dysfunction that leads to an accumulation of the branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) and the

Open marathon

long-distance foot race deriving its name from Marathon, Greece. According to legend, in 490 B.C., Pheidippides, a runner from Marathon, carried news

Open Marriage counseling
Marriage counseling

Problems in marriage and other close relationships are widespread. For example, the divorce rate in the United States is approximately 50%.


( măstì'tĭs ), inflammation of the breast. Mastitis most commonly occurs in nursing mothers between the first and third weeks after childbirth,