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Miscarriage- expulsion of a fetus before it has developed sufficiently to survive on its own
Monosaccharide- Called simple sugars, Glucose, Fructose and Galactose are the major monosaccharides found in food.
Monounsaturated fat
Monounsaturated fat- a type of fat that is thought to be beneficial in the prevention of coronary heart disease; found in foods such as olive oil and peanut oil
Monounsaturated Fatty Acids (MUFA)
Monounsaturated Fatty Acids (MUFA)- A type of fat which does not elevate blood cholesterol level. Rich sources of MUFA are olives, nuts and certain vegetable oils.
Mortality- the death rate, measured as the number of deaths per a certain population; may describe the population as a whole, or a specific group within a population (such as infant mortality)
Motor neuron disease
Motor neuron disease- degeneration of the nerves in the spinal cord and brain that are responsible for muscle movement, causing weakness and muscle deterioration
Multiple myeloma
Multiple myeloma- a cancer that causes uncontrolled production of white blood cells in the bone marrow
Multiple sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis- a disease in which the protective coverings (myelin) of nerve fibers in the brain are gradually destroyed; symptoms vary from numbness to paralysis and loss of control of bodily function
Mumps- a viral infection that causes inflammation of salivary glands; primarily affects children
Myasthenia gravis
Myasthenia gravis- a disease in which the muscles, mainly those in the face, eyes, throat, and limbs, become weak and tire quickly; caused by the body's immune system attacking the receptors in the muscles that pick up nerve impulses
Myocardial Infarction
Myocardial Infarction- Also called a heart attack; results from permanent damage to an area of the heart muscle. This happens when the blood supply to the area is interrupted because of narrowed or blocked blood vessels.
Myopathy- a muscle disease, usually one that results in the deterioration of muscle
Myopia- the medical term for nearsightedness
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