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  • Malignancy - (ma-lig-nan-cy)

    Progressive and uncontrolled growth (especially of a tumour)

  • Mania - (may-nia)

    A phase characterised by the excitement and elevation of one's mood; manifested by mental and physical hyperactivity and disorganisation of behaviour

  • Melanin - (mel-a-nin)

    A pigment that imparts colour to the hair and skin

  • Melanocyte - (me-la-no-cyte)

    Cells found in the deeper layer of the skin, producing the pigment melanin

  • Menarche - (men-ar-che)

    The onset or first occurrence of menstruation in a woman

  • meningitis - (men-in-gi-tis)

    A disease characterised by inflammation of the meninges, which are tissues that surround the brain and spinal cord

  • Menopause - (men-o-pause)

    The time in a woman's life when the menstrual cycle ends; the woman stops menstruating after this

  • Menses - (men-ses)

    The time during which menstruation occurs

  • Menstrual - (men-stru-al)

    Pertaining to menstruation (the menses)

  • Menstrual cycle - (men-stru-al cycle)

    The monthly cycle of changes in the ovaries and the lining of the uterus; the first day of menstrual bleeding is designated as 'day 1' of the menstrual cycle