Glossary M

Manual English is defined as the manual version of English, as in fingerspelling the letters of the English alphabet. Please see also American Sign Language .

Manual sex is defined as the physical caressing of the genitals during solo or partner masturbation.

Manualized treatment is defined as psychotherapeutic treatment that is presented and described in a standardized, manual format, that is outlining the rationals, goals , and techniques that correspond to each phase of the treatment

MAO (Monoamine oxidase) refers to the enzyme that converts catecholamines and serotonin into synaptically inactive forms
MAO inhibitors are drugs used to treat depressions that inhibit the activity of the enzyme monoamine oxidase, which degrades the neurotransmitters of norepinephrine and serotonin
MAOIs (Monoamine oxidase inhibitors) refer to the group of antidepressant drugs that inhibit the enzyme monoamine oxidase (MAO) in the brain and raise the levels of certain neurotransmitters , such as norepinephrine , dopamine , and serotonin . MAOIs are potent anti-depressants thought to regulate chemicals in the central nervous system ; they should rarely be the first medication used because they may interact dangerously with many other medications, foods and beverages
Mapping refers to a very powerful enabling technique which allows people's own categorisations and understandings of an issue or a market to be exposed and explored. Mapping involves asking interviewees or group participants to sort or "map" objects or representations of objects according to how they are seen or thought of. In problem solving, Mapping is the set of correspondences between a source and target problem; how the two (2) problems "map" onto each other
Mapping problem is the logical problem of learning word meanings that arises because an infinite number of hypotheses about word meaning may be consistent with information in the non-linguistic context of use.

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