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Myocardial Infarction is the medical term for heart attack which is the occurrence of blood clot which hampers & block the blood flow in the coronary artery which is a blood vessel that supplies blood to a part of the muscle of the heart. This interruption of the flow of blood will often damage or e...
Myocarditis is a cardiology condition marked by an inflammation of the myocardium, the muscular part of the heart, due to either viral or bacterial infection....
Myoclonus is a medical symptom marked by a brief, involuntary twitching of a muscle or a group of muscles, often caused by contractions of the muscle as a result of brief lapses in concentration....
Myoclonus epilepsy is a type of brain function disturbance characterized by epileptic seizures, muscle twitching or myoclonus & other serious symptoms....
Myofacial pain syndrome definition: Myofascial pain syndrome is type of muscle pain which centers around the trigger points or those sensitive points of the muscles....
Myoglobinuria definition: The presence of myoglobin in the urine results in a condition known as myoglobinuria & is usually correlated with rhabdomyolysis or muscle destruction. Myoglobin is the red pigment of muscle cells which serve as an oxygen reserve....
Myomas other wise known as the uterine fibroids, fibromyomas & leiomyomas, is a condition where there is growth of fibroids in the uterus....
The word myopathy literally means muscle disease. "Myo" is from the Greek word for muscle, while "pathy" is Greek for "suffering". More specifically, myopathies are neuromuscular conditions wherein the muscle fibers are damaged & no longer function for a number of reasons, thus resulting in muscular...
Myopathy, myotubular definition: Myotubular Myopathy is the most common form of Centronucleara myopathies, in which the cell nuclei are located at a position in the center of the skeletal muscle cells, instead of their normal location at the periphery....
Myopathy-centronuclear definition: Centronuclear myopathies (or CNM) are a group of rare congenital myopathies that occur when cell nuclei are abnormally located in the center of the skeletal muscle cells (whereas, normally, they are located in the periphery). A myopathy implies a disease of the muscle tissue itself - myo is from the...
Myopia, more commonly called near or short-sightedness, is characterized by a refractive defect of the eye wherein collimated light produces image focus in front of the retina when accommodation is relaxed....
Myopia-severe definition: Severe myopia is a severe form of near- or short-sightedness that often result in retinal detachments & primary open-angle glaucoma. The most difficult form of this condition, severe myopia or high myopia, is classified with a degree or severity of -6.00 or more. This measurement is in diopters, whi...
Myositis is a general medical term encompassing conditions with muscle inflammation. Most myositis disorders are caused by autoimmune factors, rather than directly due to infection. Basically, the muscle fibers become damaged by inflammation, thus interfering with muscle contraction & eventually cau...
Myositis ossificans is a nonhereditary type of a syndrome marked by heterotopic ossification or calcification of the muscles. In myositis ossificans, extra-skeletal bone develops at the area of the injured muscle, typically in the arms or in the quadriceps of the thighs....
Myositis ossificans progressiva, also known as fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva, is one of two kinds of heterotopic ossification or calcification of the muscle. This is a rare genetic condition, with an autosomal dominant pattern, in which the ossification occurs even without injury & grows in ...
Myotonic dystrophy, also known as muscular dystrophy, is a progressive crippling illness presented by extreme muscle weakness until the affected person is confined to a wheelchair....
Myotubular Myopathy (MTM) is the most common form of a group of congenital myopathies called centronuclear myopathies (CNM). CNM is characterized by the abnormal positioning of the nuclei in the skeletal muscle cells. Normally, the nuclei are located at the periphery. But in CNM patients, they are l...
Myxedema (spelled "myxoedema" in British English) is a disorder of the skin & tissue brought about by severe & prolonged hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism is a disorder affecting both humans & animals caused by the insufficiency of thyroid production by the thyroid gland....
Myxoid cyst definition: Also known as a digital mucous cyst or pseudocys, a myxoid cyst is a growth usually tissues & may be associated with osteoarthritis....
Myxozoa definition: Myoxozoa is an exotic disease caused by a group of parasitic individuals called myxozoa. The term is from the Greek "myx", meaning slime or mucus & "zoa", meaning animals. The myxozoa were originally believed to be protozoan, but were later distinguished to be metazoan through rDNA testing....
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