A tiny bead made from particles of iron and carbon that can be attached to an drug. A magnet applied from outside the body then can direct the drug, for example, to the site of a tumor. This can keep a larger dose of the drug at the tumor site for a longer period of time, and help protect healthy tissue from the side effects of chemotherapy.
- Mainstream medicine
Medicine as practiced by holders of M.D. or D.O. degrees and by their allied health professionals, such as physical therapists, psychologists, and registered nurses. The term “mainstream medicine” implies that other forms of medicine are outside the mainstream.
- Maintenance therapy
Treatment designed to help the original primary treatment to succeed. Maintenance therapy may be given to patients who have cancer that is in remission to prevent a relapse.
In general, something that is more than something else. For example, the teres major muscle is larger than the teres minor muscle.
- Major anomaly
An unusual anatomic feature that is of serious medical or cosmetic consequence to the patient. For example, a major anomaly might be a cleft lip and palate. By contrast, a minor anomaly is an unusual anatomic feature not of serious medical or cosmetic consequence to the patient. For example, a minor anomaly might be curvature […]
- Major anxiety disorder
panic disorder; obsessive-compulsive disorder; PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder); social phobia; specific phobias such as claustrophobia; and generalized anxiety disorder.