METABOLIC EQUIVALENT

a unit of measurement of energy, or heat, generated by the body. 1 MET = 50 kcal/h/nr bodily exterior. MET units are utilized to...

MACHOVER DRAW-A-PERSON TEST (DAP TEST)

a test which aims to help clinicians identify the individuals personality. The participant is asked to first draw a person on a blank piece...

MACULA LUTCA

is a small spot found directly aligned with the optics centre of the eye containing a yellow pigment and a central depression in the...

MAGNETIC SENSE

Is the (sometimes) subconscious ability of an organism, such as some birds to align themselves directly with the lines of force of a magnet...

MAJOR DEPRESSIVE DISORDER

A collection of major episodes but the individual will not have experienced a manic episode, mixed episode or hypomanic episode.

MALE ERECTILE DISORDER

In the DSM (Diagnostic Statistical Manual), male erectile disorder is classed as the: persistent or recurrent inability, in a man, to achieve or maintain...

MALTREATMENT

The abuse or consistent neglect of a person or animal by another person which can involve emotional, sexual and physical inaction.

MANDATED REPORTING

is a legal precedent in the U.S. which requires professionals working with children and vulnerable adults to report any suspected cases of abuse or...

MANNOSIDOSIS

is a resulting condition when there is a lack of the enzyme (a-mannosidase) in the human body which metabolizes the sugar mannose into more...

MAPROTILINE

is an antidepressant which is similar to the tricyclic family of drugs. Similar to tricyclic drugs, maprotiline can cause heart defects which has resulted...

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