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List of terms beginning with Ma
- MALT (mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue) lymphoma
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
Method that uses a magnetic field to produce pictures of the structures inside the body. Produces better images of organs and soft tissues than other scanning technologies such as X-rays. Particularly useful for imaging the brain and spine, as well as the soft tissues of joints and the interior structure of bones.
- Magnetic resonance spectroscopy
Similar to conventional MRI. Measures the levels of substances within the brain.
- Malarial parasite
Organism that causes malaria by infecting the host in which it lives.
- Malignant melanoma
Skin cancer of melanocytes.
- Mammographic density
Density of the tissue of the breast. Women with denser breast tissue are at higher risk of developing breast cancer.
Surgery to remove a breast.