A dangerous tropical tree whose sap is highly poisonous and corrosive. The sap comes out when a leaf is crushed, a branch broken, or the fruit of the tree eaten. The manicheel is hazardous to stand under for shelter from the heat of the tropical sun or, worse, the rain.
The leaves of the manicheel are small, round and green but bisected by a yellow vein. The fruit of the manicheel looks like a small green apple.
In the event of contact with manicheel sap, one should seek immediate medical attention.
The formal botanical name of the manicheel is Hippomane mancinella. In French, the tree is called a “mancenillier” and in Spanish, a “manzana” meaning apple.
The measurement of pressure using a device called a manometer. Esophageal manometry is done to measure muscle pressure and movements in the esophagus in the evaluation of achalasia. Anal manometry, the measurement of the pressure generated by the anal sphincter, is used to evaluate anal incompetence and fecal incontinence. A blood pressure cuff is a […]
A term that has been used to refer to anorexia nervosa in males. This is not an officially recognized medical term but has been frequently used in media reports. See also anorexia nervosa.
- Mansfield, Peter
British scientist (1933-) who shared the 2003 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine with the American scientist Paul C. Lauterbur for discoveries concerning “magnetic resonance imaging.” (Magnetic resonance imaging is better known perhaps as MRI). Mansfield did his research principally at the University of Nottingham. Sir Peter Mansfield developed the utilization of gradients in the […]
- M. intercellulare
- M protein
An antibody or part of an antibody found in unusually large amounts in the blood or urine of patients with multiple myeloma, a form of cancer that arises in plasma cells (white blood cells that produce antibodies).