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Macroadenoma

Large adenoma.

Magnetic Field Gradient

A variation in the magnetic field with respect to position.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

MRI is a scanning device that uses a magnetic field, radio waves, and a computer.

Malignant

In reference to an abnormal tissue growth neoplasm (cancer), having the property of locally invasive and destructive growth and metastasis (spreading).

Mammography

Imaging examination of the breast by means of x-rays

Mass Effect

Damage to the brain due to the bulk of a tumor, the blockage of fluid, or excess accumulation of fluid within the skull.

Medial

The word medial comes from the Latin medialis, from medius, meaning the middle. Medial is the adjective corresponding to the noun median, as in the median in a highway.

Median Survival

Median means the middle value.

Medroxyprogesterone Actetate

A semi-synthetic medication which is close in structure and function to the naturally occurring female sex hormone, progesterone.

Membrane

Thin layer of tissue covering a surface, lining a body cavity, or dividing a space or organ.

Meninges, Plural of Meninx

Any membrane; specifically, one of the membranous coverings of the brain and spinal cord.

Metastases

The spread of a disease process from one part of the body to another.

Microadenoma

Small adenoma.

Microscopy

Using an operating microscope to better visualize a small operating field or perform delicate surgery.

Milliroentgens

One-thousandth of a roentgen.

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