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Myringotomy

A myringotomy is a surgery performed to relieve pressure in the ear caused by fluid build-up or drain pus from the middle ear. The surgery is performed by making a small incision in the eardrum.

Myringoplasty

A myringoplasty is a type of tympanoplasty which uses grafting to restore a perforated eardrum.

MTF Vaginoplasty

Male To Female Vaginoplasty, a surgical procedure that creates a Vagina (-plasty, to create) for those wishing to transition from male to female.

Pre-Cordial Leads

Precordial Leads (Pre-cordial means "Before-heart") referring to the EKG leads placed on the chest, (V1, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6). These leads are used to denote the R wave progression on an EKG since they are next to the heart. This is in contrast to leads II, III, AVF, AVR, I, AvL which are leads [...]

Mouth vs. Fist

  A term used to describe when a patient punches another person, but then comes to the Emergency room with a bite to the fist. “Patient endorses mouth vs. fist after a round of ETOH on friday night.”  

MD aware

  A phrase used by physicians that states they are aware of the issue. Usually used in jest for trivial things that do not really require physician attention, or, when there is a high risk patient and want to be sure the spread the blame if something goes wrong. ex 1 “Doc, the patient had a […]

M&M

  Morbidity and Mortality conference. a conference where docs, residents and attendings get chewed out for making mistakes, although often it can be done in a professional way . “I got notified that the trainwreck will be an M&M. Not looking forward to this.”  

MTF

  Metabolize to freedom, a term for drunk people to sober. “The patient will MTF for 6 hours and then be discharged in the morning.”  

MRI

Magnetic Resonance Imaging. A type of imaging used that is more in depth and thorough compared to CT scans and can see soft tissue well, thus particularly useful in strains, sprains, and damage to brain tissue. Takes longer to process than CT scans and thus usually reserved for special circumstances. “The patient might have an […]

Macule

A flat smaller than 2 cm in diameter that is solid in nature