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  • E mycin  an antibiotic (trade name Erythrocin or E Mycin or Ethril or Ilosone or Pediamycin) obtained from the actinomycete Streptomyces erythreus; effective against many Gram positive bacteria and some Gram negative
  • Edecrin  diuretic (trade name Edecrin) used to treat edema
  • Effervescent  (of a liquid) giving off bubbles; marked by high spirits or excitement; used of wines and waters; charged naturally or artificially with carbon dioxide
  • Elavil  a tricyclic antidepressant drug (trade name Elavil) with serious side effects; interacts with many other medications
  • Elixir  a substance believed to cure all ills; a sweet flavored liquid (usually containing a small amount of alcohol) used in compounding medicines to be taken by mouth in order to mask an unpleasant taste; a hypothetical substance that the alchemists believed to be capable of changing base metals into gold
  • Elixophyllin  a colorless crystalline alkaloid derived from tea leaves or made synthetically; used in medicine as a bronchial dilator
  • Elspar  antineoplastic drug (trade name Elspar) sometimes used to treat lymphoblastic leukemia
  • Emend verb make improvements or corrections to
  • Emollient  having a softening or soothing effect especially to the skin;  toiletry consisting of any of various substances in the form of a thick liquid that have a soothing and moisturizing effect when applied to the skin
  • Emulsion  a light sensitive coating on paper or film; consists of fine grains of silver bromide suspended in a gelatin; (chemistry) a colloid in which both phases are liquids
  • Enbrel  a genetically engineered anti TNF compound (trade name Enbrel) consisting of receptors that bind TNF; it is injected twice a week in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
  • Enema  injection of a liquid through the anus to stimulate evacuation; sometimes used for diagnostic purposes
  • Enflurane  a nonflammable liquid (trade name Ethrane) used as an inhalation general anesthetic
  • Enovid  trade name for an oral contraceptive containing mestranol and norethynodrel
  • Enteral  of or relating to or inside the intestines; of or relating to the enteron
  • Epidural  on or outside the dura mater;  regional anesthesia resulting from injection of an anesthetic into the epidural space of the spinal cord; sensation is lost in the abdominal and genital and pelvic areas; used in childbirth and gynecological surgery
  • Epinephrine  a catecholamine secreted by the adrenal medulla in response to stress (trade name Adrenalin); stimulates autonomic nerve action
  • Equanil  a sedative and tranquilizer (trade name Miltown and Equanil and Meprin) used to treat muscle tension and anxiety
  • Erythrocin  an antibiotic (trade name Erythrocin or E Mycin or Ethril or Ilosone or Pediamycin) obtained from the actinomycete Streptomyces erythreus; effective against many Gram positive bacteria and some Gram negative
  • Erythromycin  an antibiotic (trade name Erythrocin or E Mycin or Ethril or Ilosone or Pediamycin) obtained from the actinomycete Streptomyces erythreus; effective against many Gram positive bacteria and some Gram negative
  • Esidrix  a diuretic drug (trade name Esidrix and HydroDIURIL) used in the treatment of hypertension
  • Eskalith  a white powder (LiCO3) used in manufacturing glass and ceramics and as a drug; the drug (trade names Lithane or Lithonate or Eskalith) is used to treat some forms of depression and manic episodes of manic depressive disorder
  • Estazolam  a frequently prescribed sleeping pill (trade name ProSom)
  • Estradiol  the most powerful female hormone that occurs naturally; synthesized and used to treat estrogen deficiency and breast cancer
  • Estrone  a naturally occurring weak estrogenic hormone secreted by the mammalian ovary; synthesized (trade name Estronol) and used to treat estrogen deficiency
  • Etanercept  a genetically engineered anti TNF compound (trade name Enbrel) consisting of receptors that bind TNF; it is injected twice a week in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
  • Ethchlorvynol  a mild sedative hypnotic drug (trade name Placidyl)
  • Ethosuximide  an anticonvulsant drug (trade names Emeside and Zarontin) used to treat petit mal epilepsy
  • Ethrane  a nonflammable liquid (trade name Ethrane) used as an inhalation general anesthetic
  • Ethril  an antibiotic (trade name Erythrocin or E Mycin or Ethril or Ilosone or Pediamycin) obtained from the actinomycete Streptomyces erythreus; effective against many Gram positive bacteria and some Gram negative
  • Etodolac  a nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drug (trade name Lodine)

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