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).
- Map, contig
A map depicting the relative order of a linked library of small overlapping clones representing a complete chromosome segment. A contig is a chromosome map showing the locations of those regions of a chromosome where contiguous DNA segments overlap. Contig maps are important because they provide the ability to study a complete, and often large, […]
- Map, cytogenetic
A genetic term referring to the visual appearance of a chromosome when stained and examined under a microscope. Particularly important are visually distinct regions, called light and dark bands, which give each of the chromosomes a unique appearance. This feature allows a person’s chromosomes to be studied in a clinical test known as a karyotype, […]