Malaria

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The fevers described as malaria, ague, marsh fever, jungle fever and by other names, are caused by the invasion of the blood by species of a minute animal parasite belonging, to the class of protozoa. These fevers ravage the populations of tropical and subtropical countries and also exist in some countries within the temperate zone. On their conquest or control …

Measles (All Children’s Diseases)

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A highly infectious fever, measles, morbilli or rubeola, is caused by a germ. The disease mostly affects children between the ages of six months and two years, but adults may suffer from it, and in severe degree. Epidemics appear to occur about every two years, and in temperate climes these reach a maximum in June and December. The secretion of …

Melancholia

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Insanity which is characterized by persistent mental depression is described as melancholia. See: Mental disease. Application and treatment: For applications; See: Mental disease.. Intelligence.. Irritability..  

Memory

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The faculty by which past experiences, what we have seen, heard, thought and so on, are reproduced in the mind is called memory. Any experience is linked up more or less with others, and recollection of one idea is likely to recall other ideas that are linked or associated with it. When the mind is allowed to wander, the idea …

Meniere’s Disease (Ears)

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A group of symptoms which are habitually associated is called a syndrome or complex. In Meniere’s syndrome (after the French physician, Prosper Meniere) the symptoms are giddiness, deafness and noises in one or both ears, and sickness and vomiting. Such symptoms come on suddenly and with great severity when bleeding occurs into the internal ear, or labyrinth, in which case …

Meningitis

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Inflammation of the coverings of the brain is known as meningitis, but, for practical purposes, when one speaks of meningitis it is inflammation of the inner most membrane, the pia matter, that is meant. Meningitis may be caused by extension of sepsis from a diseased middle ear, from the orbit, the nose or the face or scalp; or the infection …

Menorrhagia

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An excessive loss during menstruation (q.v.) is described as menorrhagia. The periodical discharges in women referred to as “the monthlies,” the menstrua, the menses, the period, and by other names, are associated with the function of child-bearing. The lining of the womb undergoes changes to fit it for the reception of a fertilized ovum, but when pregnancy does not occur …

Menstrual (Cramps)

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General; after vigorous exercising or in swimming, chills and pressure changes brought on, painful cramps may occur. Sciatic nerve passes along the lower back to the buttocks and the backs of the thighs before going into the lower legs and controls the muscles the muscles of the calves. Malfunction of the sciatic nerve causes back pain and calf cramps which …

Mental (Retarded)

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In the customary classification of degrees of mental deficiency the epithet feeble-minded is restricted to those who are the least deficient, those whose mental endowments are more scanty being described as imbeciles and idiots. Some notion of what is meant by such terms respectively may be gathered from a comparison with the mental equipment of a normal child. Thus, a …

Mental Disease (General)

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The majority of people can be described as sane, but that is not to say that they enjoy perfect mental health. Probably this could be said of only a few, the rest presenting some degree of depreciation, slight in most cases, but in others quite considerable. Insanity thus forms but a portion, and a relatively small one, of the province …

Migraine

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A paroxysmal type of headache, migraine or megrim is usually accompanied by sickness and vomiting, and so is called sick-headache also. Another name for it is hemicrania, as the headache is generally limited to one side. Heredity often plays a part in its causation, and there may be a gouty habit. Eye strain, carious teeth and nasal or aural disease …

Mongoloidism

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A mongoloid person has the features of a Mongol, a race in the Himalaya region. Often the person is classed as an idiot with an I.Q. of about 2. Retardation is the absence of normal mental development, a slow rate of development, a delay in thinking in which the process of thought is set in motion slowly, or thought of …

Motion Sickness

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Motion causes distress. Motion sickness is related to the body’s ability to sense equilibrium governed by ducts and vestibule of the inner ear. It can be traced to upset stomach, lack of sleep, an empty stomach or other physical causes. A deaf person never suffers from motion sickness. Application and treatment: Polarize the body positive. On a trip, sing or …

Multiple Sclerosis

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A chronic disease which may have a remission of symptoms that include weakness, muscular incoordination, jerking movements of legs and arms, speech disturbance, and involuntary movement of the eyes. MS usually develops early in life in people who are otherwise healthy. It is characterized by periods of remission, followed by periods of recurrence in which the symptoms reappear. The illness …