A-Z list of medicines E

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  • e   noun the 5th letter of the Roman alphabet* ; the base of the natural system of logarithms; approximately equal to 2.718282...* ; the cardinal compass point that is at 90 degrees* ; a radioactive transuranic element produced by bombarding plutonium with neutrons* ; a fat soluble vitamin that is essential for normal reproduction; an important antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals in the body
  • eagle   noun any of various large keen sighted diurnal birds of prey noted for their broad wings and strong soaring flight* ; an emblem representing power* ; a former gold coin in the United States worth 10 dollars* ; (golf) a score of two strokes under par on a hole* ; verb shoot in two strokes under par
  • ear   noun the sense organ for hearing and equilibrium* ; good hearing* ; attention to what is said* ; fruiting spike of a cereal plant especially corn* ; the externally visible cartilaginous structure of the external ear
  • earache   noun an ache localized in the middle or inner ear
  • earth   noun the abode of mortals (as contrasted with heaven or hell)* ; the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on* ; the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface* ; once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)* ; a connection between an electrical device and a large conducting body, such as the earth (which is taken to be at zero voltage)* ; the concerns of this life as distinguished from heaven and the afterlife* ; the solid part of the earth's surface* ; verb connect to the earth* ; hide in the earth like a hunted animal
  • easter lily   noun tall lily have large white trumpet shaped flowers that bloom in the spring
  • eastern   adj. lying toward or situated in the east* ; relating to or characteristic of regions of eastern parts of the world* ; of or characteristic of eastern regions of the United States* ; from the east; used especially of winds* ; lying in or toward the east
  • eastern cottonwood   noun a common poplar of eastern and central United States; cultivated in United States for its rapid growth and luxuriant foliage and in Europe for timber
  • eastern white pine   noun tall growing pine of eastern North America; bark is brown with longitudinal fissures when mature; valued as a timber tree
  • easy   adj. obtained with little effort or sacrifice, often obtained illegally* ; less in demand and therefore readily obtainable* ; casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior* ; affording comfort* ; not strict* ; posing no difficulty; requiring little effort* ; free from worry or anxiety* ; marked by moderate steepness* ; having little impact* ; not hurried or forced* ;affording pleasure* ; readily exploited or tricked* ; in fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich* ; adv. in a relaxed manner; or without hardship* ; with ease (`easy' is sometimes used informally for `easily')* ; without speed (`slow' is sometimes used informally for `slowly')
  • ebv   noun the herpes virus that causes infectious mononucleosis; associated with specific cancers in Africa and China
  • echinacea   noun small genus of North American coarse perennial herbs
  • eczema   noun generic term for inflammatory conditions of the skin; particularly with vesiculation in the acute stages
  • edecrin   noun diuretic (trade name Edecrin) used to treat edema
  • edema   noun swelling from excessive accumulation of serous fluid in tissue
  • edge   noun a sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object* ; a strip near the boundary of an object* ; a slight competitive advantage* ; the attribute of urgency* ; the boundary of a surface* ; a line determining the limits of an area* ; verb provide with an edge* ; advance slowly, as if by inches* ; lie adjacent to another or share a boundary* ; provide with a border or edge
  • egg   noun animal reproductive body consisting of an ovum or embryo together with nutritive and protective envelopes; especially the thin shelled reproductive body laid by e.g. female birds* ; oval reproductive body of a fowl (especially a hen) used as food* ; one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens* ; verb coat with beaten egg* ; throw eggs at
  • egg white   noun the white part of an egg; the nutritive and protective gelatinous substance surrounding the yolk consisting mainly of albumin dissolved in water
  • egg yolk   noun the yellow spherical part of an egg that is surrounded by the albumen
  • eggplant   noun egg shaped vegetable having a shiny skin typically dark purple but occasionally white or yellow* ; hairy upright herb native to southeastern Asia but widely cultivated for its large glossy edible fruit commonly used as a vegetable
  • elevate   verb raise in rank or condition* ; raise from a lower to a higher position* ; give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
  • elixophyllin   noun a colorless crystalline alkaloid derived from tea leaves or made synthetically; used in medicine as a bronchial dilator
  • elm   noun any of various trees of the genus Ulmus: important timber or shade trees* ; hard tough wood of an elm tree; used for e.g. implements and furniture
  • emend   verb make improvements or corrections to
  • emf   noun the rate at which energy is drawn from a source that produces a flow of electricity in a circuit; expressed in volts
  • emilia   noun tropical African herbs
  • emollient   adj. having a softening or soothing effect especially to the skin* ; noun 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
  • enbrel   noun 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
  • encore   noun an extra or repeated performance; usually given in response to audience demand* ; verb request an encore, from a performer
  • endure   verb put up with something or somebody unpleasant* ;undergo or be subjected to* ; continue to live; endure or last* ; continue to exist* ; persist for a specified period of time* ; last and be usable* ;face or endure with courage
  • enema   noun injection of a liquid through the anus to stimulate evacuation; sometimes used for diagnostic purposes
  • energize   verb cause to be alert and energetic* ; raise to a higher energy level
  • energizer   noun a device that supplies electrical energy* ; someone who imparts energy and vitality and spirit to other people
  • energy   noun an imaginative lively style (especially style of writing)* ;enterprising or ambitious drive* ; forceful exertion* ; (physics) the capacity of a physical system to do work; the units of energy are joules or ergs* ; a healthy capacity for vigorous activity* ; the federal department responsible for maintaining a national energy policy of the United States; created in 1977
  • english walnut   noun nut with a wrinkled two lobed seed and hard but relatively thin shell; widely used in cooking* ; Eurasian walnut valued for its large edible nut and its hard richly figured wood; widely cultivated
  • enuresis   noun inability to control the flow of urine and involuntary urination
  • envious   adj. showing extreme cupidity; painfully desirous of another's advantages
  • epigaea repens   noun low growing evergreen shrub of eastern North America with leathery leaves and clusters of fragrant pink or white flowers
  • epinephrine   noun a catecholamine secreted by the adrenal medulla in response to stress (trade name Adrenalin); stimulates autonomic nerve action
  • epoch   noun a unit of geological time* ; (astronomy) the precise date that is the point of reference for which information (as coordinates of a celestial body) is referred* ; a period marked by distinctive character or reckoned from a fixed point or event
  • epsom salts   noun (used with a singular noun) hydrated magnesium sulfate used as a laxative* ; hydrated magnesium sulfate that is taken orally to treat heartburn and constipation and injected to prevent seizures
  • equalizer   noun a score that makes the match even* ; electronic equipment that reduces frequency distortion* ; a weight that balances another weight
  • equate   verb be equivalent or parallel, in mathematics* ; make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching* ; consider or describe as similar, equal, or analogous
  • equine   adj. of or belonging to the family Equidae* ; resembling a horse* ; noun hoofed mammals having slender legs and a flat coat with a narrow mane along the back of the neck
  • equisetum hyemale   noun evergreen erect horsetail with rough edged stems; formerly used for scouring utensils
  • ergotamine   noun an alkaloid derived from ergot that is less toxic than ergot; causes constriction of blood vessels and is used to treat migraine
  • erigeron canadensis   noun common North American weed with linear leaves and small discoid heads of yellowish flowers; widely naturalized throughout temperate regions; sometimes placed in genus Erigeron
  • eriodictyon californicum   noun viscid evergreen shrub of western United States with white to deep lilac flowers; the sticky aromatic leaves are used in treating bronchial and pulmonary illnesses
  • eryngium aquaticum   noun coarse prickly perennial eryngo with aromatic roots; southeastern United States; often confused with rattlesnake master
  • erythromycin   noun 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
  • esmolol   noun intravenous beta blocker (trade name Brevibloc) that acts for only a short time; used primarily for cardiac arrhythmias
  • esoterica   noun secrets known only to an initiated minority
  • essence   noun any substance possessing to a high degree the predominant properties of a plant or drug or other natural product from which it is extracted* ; a toiletry that emits and diffuses a fragrant odor* ; the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience* ; the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
  • estazolam   noun a frequently prescribed sleeping pill (trade name ProSom)
  • esteem   noun the condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded)* ; an attitude of admiration or esteem* ; a feeling of delighted approval and liking* ; verb look on as or consider* ;regard highly; think much of
  • estradiol   noun the most powerful female hormone that occurs naturally; synthesized and used to treat estrogen deficiency and breast cancer
  • estrogen   noun a general term for female steroid sex hormones that are secreted by the ovary and responsible for typical female sexual characteristics
  • ethosuximide   noun an anticonvulsant drug (trade names Emeside and Zarontin) used to treat petit mal epilepsy
  • ethyl alcohol   noun the intoxicating agent in fermented and distilled liquors; used pure or denatured as a solvent or in medicines and colognes and cleaning solutions and rocket fuel; proposed as a renewable clean burning additive to gasoline* ; nonflavored alcohol of 95 percent or 190 proof used for blending with straight whiskies and in making gin and liqueurs
  • etodolac   noun a nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drug (trade name Lodine)
  • eucalyptus   noun a tree of the genus Eucalyptus* ; wood of any of various eucalyptus trees valued as timber
  • eucalyptus globulus   noun tall fast growing timber tree with leaves containing a medicinal oil; young leaves are bluish
  • eupatorium perfoliatum   noun perennial herb of southeastern United States having white rayed flower heads; formerly used as in folk medicine
  • eupatorium purpureum   noun North American herb having whorled leaves and terminal clusters of flowers spotted with purple
  • evict   verb expel from one's property or force to move out by a legal process* ; expel or eject without recourse to legal process
  • expression   noun the act of forcing something out by squeezing or pressing* ; the feelings expressed on a person's face* ; expression without words* ; the communication (in speech or writing) of your beliefs or opinions* ; (genetics) the process of expressing a gene* ; a group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit* ; a group of symbols that make a mathematical statement* ; the style of expressing yourself* ; a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations
  • extra   adj. further or added* ; added to a regular schedule* ; more than is needed, desired, or required* ; adv. unusually or exceptionally* ;noun something additional of the same kind* ; an additional edition of a newspaper (usually to report a crisis)* ; a minor actor in crowd scenes
  • extravagant   adj. recklessly wasteful* ; unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings
  • extreme   adj. most distant in any direction* ; of the greatest possible degree or extent or intensity* ; far beyond a norm in quantity or amount or degree; to an utmost degree* ; beyond a norm in views or actions* ; noun the furthest or highest degree of something* ; the point located farthest from the middle of something
  • eyewash   noun lotion consisting of a solution used as a cleanser for the eyes

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