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magistral Tweet Definition of magistral Like Definition of magistral on Facebook
noun 
  1. A sovereign medicine or remedy.
  2. A magistral line.
  3. Powdered copper pyrites used in the amalgamation of ores of silver, as at the Spanish mines of Mexico and South America.
adjective 
  1. Pertaining to a master; magisterial; authoritative; dogmatic.
  2. Commanded or prescribed by a magister, especially by a doctor; hence, effectual; sovereign; as, a magistral sirup.
  3. Formulated extemporaneously, or for a special case; opposed to officinal, and said of prescriptions and medicines.
     
Magnesia Tweet Definition of Magnesia Like Definition of Magnesia on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A region that is home to the city of Volos, located in the southwestern tip of Thessaly in north central Greece.
     
mannitol Tweet Definition of mannitol Like Definition of mannitol on Facebook
noun 
  1. (chemistry) a polyhydroxy alcohol, an isomer of sorbitol, used as an artificial sweetener
     
Marc Tweet Definition of Marc Like Definition of Marc on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male), a spelling variant of Mark in the French fashion.
     
Mass Tweet Definition of Mass Like Definition of Mass on Facebook
noun 
  1. (context, Roman Catholic Church) The principal liturgical service of the Church, including a scripture service and a eucharistic service, which includes the consecration and oblation (offering) of the host and wine. One of the seven sacraments.
  2. (music) A musical composition set to portions of the Mass.
     
masticatory Tweet Definition of masticatory Like Definition of masticatory on Facebook
noun (masticator, ies)
  1. (medicine) Something chewed to increase the flow of saliva.
adjective 
  1. Of, or relating to mastication.
  2. Used for chewing.
     
materia medica Tweet Definition of materia medica Like Definition of materia medica on Facebook
noun 
  1. (medicine) the study of the origin, preparation, dosage and administration of medical drugs; the substances so used
     
medication Tweet Definition of medication Like Definition of medication on Facebook
noun 
  1. A medicine, or all the medicines regularly taken by a patient
  2. The administration of medicine
     
medicinal Tweet Definition of medicinal Like Definition of medicinal on Facebook
adjective 
  1. tending or used to cure disease or relieve pain
     
Mel Tweet Definition of Mel Like Definition of Mel on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. Short form of female given names such as Melanie, Melody, and Melissa.
  2. Short form of the male given names Melvin and Melvyn.
     
mercurial Tweet Definition of mercurial Like Definition of mercurial on Facebook
noun 
  1. A chemical containing mercury.
adjective 
  1. Relating to the Roman god Mercury.
  2. Relating to the planet Mercury.
  3. Having characteristics of the Roman god Mercury, such as speed.
  4. contain, Containing the element mercury.
  5. volatile, Volatile.
     
Mercury Tweet Definition of Mercury Like Definition of Mercury on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The Roman god associated with speed, sometimes used as a messenger. He wore winged sandals. Mercury corresponded to the Greek god Hermes.
  2. The planet in the solar system with the closest orbit to the Sun, named after the god; represented by â¿.
     
mescaline Tweet Definition of mescaline Like Definition of mescaline on Facebook
noun 
  1. A psychedelic hallucinogenic drug.
     
methadone Tweet Definition of methadone Like Definition of methadone on Facebook
noun 
  1. (chemistry) A synthetic opioid analgesic, used to wean addicts off of heroin or other opiate based narcotics, and in chronic pain management.
     
methamphetamine Tweet Definition of methamphetamine Like Definition of methamphetamine on Facebook
noun 
  1. A highly addictive phenethylamine stimulant drug, (S)-N-methyl-1-phenylpropan-2-amine.
     
milk of magnesia Tweet Definition of milk of magnesia Like Definition of milk of magnesia on Facebook
noun 
  1. A milky-white solution of magnesium hydroxide, used as a saline osmotic laxative and as an antacid.
     
morning-after pill Tweet Definition of morning-after pill Like Definition of morning-after pill on Facebook
noun 
  1. a contraceptive in the form of a pill taken the morning after sexual intercourse
     
morphine Tweet Definition of morphine Like Definition of morphine on Facebook
noun 
  1. A crystalline alkaloid (7,8-didehydro-4,5-epoxy-17-methyl-morphinan-3,6-diol), extracted from opium, the salts of which are soluble in water and are used as analgesics, anaesthetics and sedatives; it is one of a group of morphine alkaloids.
     
mydriatic Tweet Definition of mydriatic Like Definition of mydriatic on Facebook
noun 
  1. A drug having this effect
adjective 
  1. that dilates the pupils of the eyes
     

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