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Mean arterial pressure (MAP)

A weighted average of systolic and diastolic blood pressures, representing the mean driving force of blood throughout the arterial system.…

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Maximal (Max) exercise

The highest intensity, greatest load, or longest duration exercise of which an individual is capable.

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Macrophages

Immune cells that (1) phagocytize pathogens, (2) present parts of the engulfed antigen on its plasma membrane to activate the…

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Myotatic stretch reflex

The body’s automatic protective mechanism against severe injury and abuse. If a muscle is stretched too quickly or with force,…

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Morton’s syndrome

A condition where the second toe is longer than the first throwing more weight on the third and fourth toes,…

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Metatarsalgia

Pain in the forefoot in the region of the heads of the metatarsals.

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