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Macronutrients

The nutrients required in relatively large amounts in the body: protein, carbohydrate, fat, and water.

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Moor

An area of upland or montane vegetation dominated by heathers and on dry or damp soils.

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Myxedema

A term for hypothyroidism that is often used to describe patients in whom the underactivity of the thyroid gland is…

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Multi-infarct dementia

A disorder that arises when multiple areas of the brain suffer damage caused by multiple strokes with impairment of brain…

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Metabolize

To biochemically build up or utilize substances to permit growth and energy in the body.

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Masked hypertension

A condition in which a patient exhibits normal blood pressure in a doctor s office but hypertension outside of the…

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Mycoheterotrophic

Extracting nutrition from a fungus and hence indirectly from other organic matter, rather than producing energy through photosynthesis.

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Monilophyte

Colloquial term often used for the fern clade including Equisetaceae and Psilotaceae, to distinguish them from pteridophyte, which typically includes…

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Molecular study

DNA phylogenetics, the analysis of DNA sequences to produce a phylogenetic tree and estimate evolutionary relationships of taxa.

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