Sexual Dictionary - letter M
an infectious disease of the tropics caused by a parasite that is transmitted
from one person to another through the bite of an infected Anopheles
mosquito. These mosquitoes are present in the tropics and subtropics in almost
all countries. Malaria is characterized by high fever and chills. The fever
typically recurs every third day. Some forms of malaria can be fatal.
- Male reproductive system
a structural defect of an organ, part of an organ, or a larger region of the body due to
abnormal developmental process.
characterized by progressive and uncontrolled growth. Life threatening.
nutrition disorders due to a poor or improper diet.
- Mammary gland
glands in the female
breast consisting of lobes containing
clusters of alveoli with a system of ducts that make and deliver breast milk
a mood disorder which may be characterized by extreme elation, impulsivity,
irritability, nervousness, and/or poor judgment. Mania it is seen as the
dried greenish-brown drug obtained from the leaves or flowers of the
Cannabis sativa plant. Makes the user feel euphoric. Most users roll
loose marijuana into a cigarette called a joint. The drug can also
be smoked in a water pipe, called a bong. Marijuana is also called
weed, grass, dope, hash, reefer, ganja,
mary jane, or pot. It is an illicit drug.
- Marital Rape
any unwanted sexual acts by a spouse or ex-spouse, committed without
consent and/or against a person's will, obtained by force, or threat of force,
intimidation, or when a person is unable to consent. These sexual acts include
vaginal, anal or oral sex.
term used to describe one's committed sexual, romantic, or life partner.
a method of manipulation of the body by rubbing, pinching, kneading,
tapping, etc., in therapeutic heatlh purposes that can be helpful to relieve
tension, improve circulation, stretch connective tissue, and producing
Erotic massage - a form of massage intended for sexual arousement rather than
therapeutic heatlh purposes. It may increase response to sensual stimulus
and may be used as a stage towards sexual intercourse.
the quality or condition of behaving in ways considered characteristic
for the male sex.
a sexual perversion in which sexual gratification is derived from being
physically or emotionally abused especially by the love partner. It is the
surgical removal of all or part of the
breast and sometimes other tissue like
the axillary lymph nodes.
an infection and infamation of the breast.
manual or instrumental stimulation especially of one's own
anus for sexual pleasure, commonly
resulting in orgasm. Also called onanism. See also
a body opening or passage, especially from the body to the outside
such as the opening of the ear or the urinary channel.
something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
or the act or process of treating with medicine or remedies.
1) the science of diagnosing, treating, or preventing disease and other
damage to the body or mind.
2) substance that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease.
the first menstrual period, usually occurring during
puberty between the ages of 11 and 14.
Before 9 is abnormally early and after 16 is abnormally late.
the period of natural cessation of
ovarian activity and
menstruation and marks the end of the
reproductive capacity of women. Natural
menopause is a natural part of aging and occur usually between the ages of
45 and 50 due to hormonal changes. Menopause can be caused also by surgery or
medical treatments that affect the ovaries. It is characterized by physiological
and psychical changes. The most common symptoms are hot flashes, vaginal atrophy
and mood changes. Also called the change or climateric.
a condition of excessive amount of blood loss or normal blood loss with
increased loss of tissue fluid. May occurs in association with an organic
condition of the uterus, in the absence of any detectable uterine abnormality.
Can be caused by vitamin K deficiency,
polycystic ovarian syndrome,
pelvic infections, endometrial cancer,
fibroids or use of
intrauterine device (IUD).
the monthly discharge of blood and bloody fluid from the
uterus of nonpregnant women from
puberty to menopause. Women menses are
usually between 24 to 32 days, painless in general, variable blood flow of
three to five days with minor emotional and physical discomfort. Also called
- Menstrual cramps
- Menstrual cycle
the periodic change in a woman's body that occurs every month beginning at
menarche and ending at menopause and related to
reproduction - involves changes to the
lining of the
uterus (the endometrium) and the menses,
fertility and releasing of an
ovum (egg) by an
ovary. The average menstrual cycle
is 28 days long, but may vary between 21 and 40 days in normal women. It is
controlled by two main
hormones each play a role in the control
of the menstrual cycle :
progesterone. There are 3 phases in menstrual
- follicular phase - the time before ovulation that starts with menstrual
bleeding, changes in length according to the length of the cycle, which can
vary. During follicular phase the
endometrium thickens and a new
ovarian follicle begin to grow inside
ovaries. Usually just one follicle fully
- ovulatory phase - when the
egg is released from its
ovarian follicle. Ovulation is the time
around when a woman is most likely to conceive.
- luteal phase - the time after ovulation, remains fairly constant - usually
about 14 days and ends just before the firs day of a new menstrual bleeding.
Durring luteal phase the endometrium continues to mature until a sudden drop
in hormone levels triggers menstruation
vaginal bleeding resulting from the process of periodic shedding of the
endometrium in response to stimulation
progesterone. The first day of menstrual
flow marks the beginning of a new menstrual cycle. Menstruation occur only
when pregnancy does not occur.
Also called menstrual period or
- Menstruation disorders
occur most commonly below age 19 or over age 39. Menstrual cycle commonly lasts 28 days
but may vary between 21 and 42 days in normal women. Duration it is significant only when
there is a change in menstrual pattern. Menstruation bleeding normally lasts 4 - 7 days.
Normal menstrual blood loss varies from 30 - 120 mls. Change in pattern is more significant
than absolute duration or volume. Menstrual discharge it is composed of tissue fluid (20 - 40%),
blood (50 - 80 %) and endometrial fragments (10 - 30 %).
Common menstrual disorders :
- amenorrhea - the absence of menstruation
- hypomenorrhea - excessively light periods
- menorrhagia - excessively heavy regular periods
- metrorrhagia - irregular acyclical heavy bleeding between menstrual periods
- oligomenorrhea - infrequent menstruation
- polymenorrhagia (also called epimenorrhagia)
- regular frequent and heavy periods
- polymenorrhea (also called epimenorrhea) -
regular but too frequent menstrual periods
the menstrual flux.
the sum of all the physical and chemical processes by which a particular
substance is handled, as by assimilation and incorporation, or by detoxification
and excretion, in the living body. The process of metabolism maintain the body
and produce energy.
the transfer of disease from one organ or part to another not directly
connected with it. The spread of cancer cells through the lymph nodes or
bloodstream from its primary tumor to distant parts of the body and form
any bleeding from the uterus between menstrual periods. Can be caused by
hormonal fluctuations, beginning or stopping
oral contraceptives, certain drugs such as
endometriosis, injury to the
vagina from insertion of objects, from
malignant cancers, or from vaginal infections or vaginal dryness.
another term for a microorganism.
microscopic size organisms, such as bacteria, fungi, microscopic algae,
protozoa, and viruses. Invisible to the naked eye, the microorganism can be
seen only under a microscope.
minimal ifecting dose.
The smallest quantity of infectious material regularly producing infection.
natural loss of a nonviable
fetus from the
uterus before it is sufficiently developed
to survive outside the uterus. More than 80 % of miscarriages occur in the
first 12 weeks of
pregnancy. Causes of miscarriage could
be : chromosomal abnormalities, illness, hormonal imbalance, abnormalities
of the uterus and
cervix, immune system problems. Often
no cause is found.
Also called spontaneous abortion.
- Missionary position
the traditional sexual position of the woman lying on her back while the
man penetrates her from above.
- Molluscum contagiosum
a viral infection of the skin and mucous membranes characterized by lesions
with depressed centers containing a curd-like substance. The disease most
frequently occurs in children and adults with impaired immune response.
It is transmitted from person to person by direct contact, saliva, or shared
articles of clothing and lasts up to three years. It is also
Also called water wart.
the state of marriage to only one person at a time.
In opposition with
an acute disease characterized by fever and swollen lymph nodes and an
abnormal increase of mononuclear white cells in the bloodstream. Some believe
it can be transmitted by kissing.
the normal condition in which the
egg it is
fertilized by only one
- Mons pubis
in women, a pad of fatty tissue over the pubic bone that protects the
internal sexual and reproductive organs. After
puberty is covered with
Also called mons veneris -
(latin, mound of Venus).
- Morning After Pill
contraceptive that is taken within 72 hours of unprotected
intercourse to prevent
pregnancy. Also known as emergency
contraception or emergency birth control. See also
birth control methods.
a strong narcotic pain medication, the principal active agent in
the ability to move spontaneously and independently. Also referres to
the ability of
spermatozoa to move and progress forward
through the reproductive tract and fertilize the
the membrane covering canals and cavities that open on the outside of
the body (such as the nose, mouth, lungs, vagina, anus) and makes mucus.
Also called mucous membrane.
a thick, lubricating fluid produced by the mucous membranes that line
the respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive tracts. Serves for
protection or lubrication and prevents tissues from drying out.
an acute and highly contagious viral disease that usually occurs in childhood.
It is spread by airborne droplets from the upper respiratory tract. characterised
by fever, headache, and inflammation of the salivary glands. It may lead to
complications such as meningitis. Can be prevented by vaccination.
any change in the
DNA of a cell.
- Mutual masturbation
sexual activity in which partners stimulate each otherís genitals with
any disease caused by a
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