Glossary

Meniere's disease

Meniere's disease is a disorder of the inner ear and can result from fluctuating pressure of the fluid within the inner ear.

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Menopause

Menopause is simply the name given to the very last menstrual period. With the onset of the menopause, ovaries stop producing eggs, periods begin to stop and hormone levels change, signalling an end to a womans reproductive years.

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Meridians

Meridians are invisible channels through which magnetic energy circulates throughout the body.

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Metaphors

A metaphor is a figure of speech in which a word or phrase that ordinarily means one thing is used to mean another.

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Motility

Motility is a term that refers to movement, having the ability to move spontaneously and actively, consuming energy in the process.

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Mugwort herb

Mugwort is a European plant that can grow up to 18 feet (6 metres) in height, and can now be found wild all over the world.

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Multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory disease of the central nervous system.

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Muscular dystrophy

Muscular dystrophy is a genetically inherited condition where slow, progressive, muscle wasting leads to increasing weakness and disability.

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Musculoskeletal

The musculoskeletal system allows us to move using the muscular and skeletal systems, by providing form, stability, and movement to the human body. It is made up of the body's bones (the skeleton), muscles, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, joints and other connective tissue.

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Myalgic encephalomyelitis

Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) also known as chronic fatigue syndrome is a condition that is almost impossible to diagnose and doctors only have the patients word to rely on concerning the symptoms. ME affects the whole system and has many symptoms, the main one being intense fatigue far beyond normal tiredness. An ME sufferer typically describes being utterly drained of energy or as though they are being pinned down, with even the smallest movement being an immense effort.

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Myopathy

Myopathy means neuromuscular disorders in which the primary symptom is muscle weakness due to the dysfunction of muscle fibre, which usually come to our attention because we develop weakness or rapid fatigue in the muscle during activities when we use our limbs.

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