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Muscle Pain and Tenderness: definition

A disorder of muscle tissue resulting from multiple nutritional deficiencies; also autoimmune thyroiditis, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and dermatomyositis. Click for full description.

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Multiple Sclerosis: definition

An autoimmune, chronic slowly progressive demyelinating (damage to nerve fibers) disease of the central nervous system characterized by multiple and varied neurologic symptoms and signs such as numbness, muscle weakness and visual disturbances, usually with exacerbations and remissions. Click for full ...

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Monoarthritis, Recurrent

A joint disorder characterized by peripheral arthritis involving one joint. Click for full description.

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Milk Intolerance – Bovine Beta Casein Enteropathy: definition

An autoimmune enteropathy characterized by presence of serum IgA antibodies to bovine beta casein (a cow’s milk protein) found by blood testing and damage to mucosa of the jejunum found by small intestinal biopsy via endoscopy procedure. Click for full description.

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Migraine Headache: definition

A neurologic disorder characterized by reduced cerebral blood flow with periodic, one-sided pulsing headache with or without aura, light and noise sensitivity and nausea. Click for full description.

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Mesenteric Lymph Node Cavitation and Hyposplenism: definition

Combination is a rare lymphatic entity related to celiac disease and is characterized by shrinking of a mesenteric lymph node and absence of functional (working) spleen tissue. Mesenteric lymph nodes are located in the mesentery, a membrane that holds the ...

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Menopause, Early: definition

The permanent cessation of menstruation beginning 2 to 4 years earlier in celiac women characterized by vasomotor instability, psychologic and emotional symptoms and profound changes in the lower genital tract. Early menopause is a symptom of celiac disease involving deficiencies ...

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Menarche, Late (Start of Periods): definition

A menstrual disorder in girls characterized by abnormal delay of menstruation (periods) that is a symptom of celiac disease involving deficiencies of omega-6 fatty acids and cholesterol, features of malnutrition. Click for full description.

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Melanoma: definition

A cutaneous malignancy (cancer) with rapid invasion and metastasis (spread) characterized by growth from melanocytes (pigment containing skin cells) appearing as a new mole or enlarging from an exisiting mole, changing shape, size or color. Click for full description.

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Maltose Intolerance

Inability to digest maltose sugar in starch due to low maltase enzyme activity in the small intestinal lining. Undigested maltose causes diarrhea by osmotically to draw water into the intestine. Click for full description.

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Macrolipasemia: definition

An enzyme disorder characterized by accumulation in the blood of altered molecules of lipase, a pancreatic enzyme, that is abnormally bound with serum proteins, commonly IgG and/or IgA. The abnormally large complex called macrolipase cannot be excreted by the kidneys. Click for ...

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Macroamylasemia: definition

An enzyme disorder characterized by altered pancreatic amylase bound with blood proteins, commonly IgA and/or IgA antibodies,  producing an abnormally large complex called macroamylase that builds up in the blood because the kidneys cannot excrete it in urine. Click for full ...

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Macrocytosis: definition

A blood cell disorder characterized by altered blood cell formation resulting in abnormally large erythrocytes (red blood cells) circulating in the bloodstream. Click for full description.

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Lymphomas, Extraintestinal: definition

Malignancies that arise in lymphatic tissue outside the intestinal tract. Click for full description.

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Lymphoma, B Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL): definition

A malignant,  proliferation of  lymphocytes preceded by lymphadenopathy and characterized by varying, less predictable spread than Hodgkin’s disease. Click for full description.

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