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Makros (Greek) - Large, large to scale
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Generalized macrodontia

Condition characterized by multiple “large” “teeth”

  • Makros (Greek) - Large, large to scale
  • Dens (Latin) - Tooth
  • May occur in pituitary gigantism, but is distinct from other dental conditions like fusion
  • Granulocyte macrophage colonystimulating factor

    A cytokine secreted by immune cells to stimulate myeloid precursor differentiation into granulocytes and monocytes

    • Granum (Latin) - Grain, seed
    • Cytos (Greek) - Cell, A Hollow, Receptacle, Vessel
    • Colonia (Latin) - Settlement
    • Makros (Greek) - Large, large to scale
    • Phagein (Greek) - To eat, eater of
    • Stimulat (Latin) - Urged
    • Facere (Latin) - To do, To make
  • Treatment for aplastic anemia
  • Macroovalocyte

    "Large" "egg shaped" red blood "cells".

    • Makros (Greek) - Large, large to scale
    • Ovalis (Latin) - Eggshaped
    • Cytos (Greek) - Cell, A Hollow, Receptacle, Vessel
  • Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) deficiency, folate deficiency
  • Macroangiopathic anemia

    To be "without" "blood" due to damaged RBCs in systemic circulation due to "large" amounts of force in small "vessels".

    • Makros (Greek) - Large, large to scale
    • Angeion (Greek) - A vessel, receptacle
    • Pathos (Greek) - Suffering, disease, feeling
    • An (Greek) - Without, not
    • Haima (Greek) - Blood
  • Mechanical heart valves, calcified or stenotic heart valves, schistocyte (helmet cells)
  • Macrodontia

    Form of localized gigantism where some "teeth" are abnormally "large".

    • Makros (Greek) - Large, large to scale
    • Odous (Greek) - Tooth
  • There three subtypes of tooth macrodontia are: true generalized, relative generalized and macrodontia of a single tooth. True generalized is rare, the most common is macrodontia of a single tooth.
  • Macrophage

    Cells found in tissues that "eat" cellular debris and pathogens. These cells are "larger" than most cells.

    • Makros (Greek) - Large, large to scale
    • Phagein (Greek) - To eat, eater of
  • Hosts for M. tuberculosis, Leishmania, Brucella, HIV, and adenovirus
  • Predominant cells involved in atherosclerosis
  • They are produced by differentiation of monocytes.
  • Macrosomia

    The condition of having a "large" "body".

    • Makros (Greek) - Large, large to scale
    • Soma (Greek) - Body
  • A condition of newborns commonly seen in mothers with uncontrolled diabetes
  • Sometimes referred to as LGA or large for gestational age
  • Considered to be macrosomic if the baby weighs more than 4500 grams, or 9lbs 15oz
  • Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia

    A "large" "globe" of white "blood" cells.

    • Makros (Greek) - Large, large to scale
    • Globus (Latin) - Sphere, globe
    • Haima (Greek) - Blood
  • Slow growing tumor of B cells what produce large amounts of IgM. Due to the increase in B cells there is a decrease in production of other cell types in the bone marrow leading to anemia
  • Characterized by high levels IgM in the blood
  • The me of the disease comes literally from the fact that there is excess amounts of IgM in the blood
  • MEDYMOLOGY