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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
  • e patient.
  • e patient revolution.
  • ea   noun the Babylonian god of wisdom; son of Apsu and father of Marduk; counterpart of the Sumerian Enki; as one of the supreme triad including Anu and Bel he was assigned control of the watery element
  • ealth.
  • 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
  • eardrum   noun the membrane in the ear that vibrates to sound
  • early   adj. at or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time;  being or occurring at an early stage of development;  of an early stage in the development of a language or literature;  very young;  belonging to the distant past; expected in the near future;  adv. before the usual time or the time expected;  in good time;  during an early stage
  • early childhood caries.
  • early intensive behavioral interventions.
  • early language milestone.
  • early pregnancy complications.
  • early stage.
  • ears.
  • eart.
  • east   adj. situated in or facing or moving toward the east;  adv. to, toward, or in the east;  noun the countries of Asia;  the region of the United States lying north of the Ohio River and east of the Mississippi River;  the cardinal compass point that is at 90 degrees
  • 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
  • eating   noun the act of consuming food
  • eating disorder   noun a disorder of the normal eating routine
  • eating disorder not otherwise specified.
  • eaton.
  • ebct.
  • ebct electron beam computed tomography.
  • eberden.
  • ebm.
  • ebm evidence based medicine.
  • ebv   noun the herpes virus that causes infectious mononucleosis; associated with specific cancers in Africa and China
  • ec   noun an international organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation among its members
  • ec emergency contraception.
  • eca.
  • ecc   noun (telecommunication) a coding system that incorporates extra parity bits in order to detect errors
  • ecc early childhood caries.
  • eccentric   adj. not having a common center; not concentric; conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual;  noun a person with an unusual or odd personality;  a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)
  • ecg   noun a graphical recording of the cardiac cycle produced by an electrocardiograph
  • ecgs.
  • ecgs electrocardiograms.
  • echinococcosis   noun infestation with larval echinococci (tapeworms)
  • echocardiography   noun a noninvasive diagnostic procedure that uses ultrasound to study to structure and motions of the heart
  • echocardiography cardiac doppler in heart failure evaluation.
  • echoencephalogram   noun a graphical image of the brain produced by an echoencephalograph
  • eclampsia   noun a toxic condition characterized by convulsions and possibly coma during or immediately after pregnancy
  • ecmo.
  • ecological   adj. of or relating to the science of ecology; characterized by the interdependence of living organisms in an environment
  • ecological map of support network.
  • economic   adj. using the minimum of time or resources necessary for effectiveness;  financially rewarding;  concerned with worldly necessities of life (especially money);  of or relating to the science of economics;  of or relating to an economy, the system of production and management of material wealth
  • ect   noun the administration of a strong electric current that passes through the brain to induce convulsions and coma
  • ect electroconvulsive therapy.
  • ecthyma.
  • ectoparasite   noun any external parasitic organism (as fleas)
  • ectoparasites.
  • ectopic   adj. exhibiting ectopia
  • ectropion.
  • eczema   noun generic term for inflammatory conditions of the skin; particularly with vesiculation in the acute stages
  • eczematous.
  • ed   noun impotence resulting from a man's inability to have or maintain an erection of his penis
  • ed erectile dysfunction.
  • edarbi.
  • edcs.
  • edd   noun a doctor's degree in education
  • edecrin   noun diuretic (trade name Edecrin) used to treat edema
  • edema   noun swelling from excessive accumulation of serous fluid in tissue
  • edema cerebral.
  • edition   noun the form in which a text (especially a printed book) is published;  an issue of a newspaper;  all of the identical copies of something offered to the public at the same time;  something a little different from others of the same type
  • edition text revision.
  • ednos.
  • ednos eating disorder not otherwise specified.
  • edta.
  • education   noun the profession of teaching (especially at a school or college or university);  the activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill;  the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior);  the gradual process of acquiring knowledge;  knowledge acquired by learning and instruction;  the United States federal department that administers all federal programs dealing with education (including federal aid to educational institutions and students); created 1979
  • educational   adj. providing knowledge;  relating to the process of education
  • educational interventions in adhd management in.
  • edward   noun son of Edward III who defeated the French at Crecy and Poitiers in the Hundred Years' War (1330 1376);  third son of Elizabeth II (born in 1964);  King of England from 1272 to 1307; conquered Wales (1239 1307);  King of England from 1307 to 1327 and son of Edward I; was defeated at Bannockburn by the Scots led by Robert the Bruce; was deposed and died in prison (1284 1327); son of Edward II and King of England from 1327 1377; his claim to the French throne provoked the Hundred Years' War; his reign was marked by an epidemic of the Black Plague and by the emergence of the House of Commons as the powerful arm of British Parliament (1312 1377);  King of England from 1461 to 1470 and from 1471 to 1483; was dethroned in 1470 but regained the throne in 1471 by his victory at the battle of Tewkesbury (1442 1483);  King of England who was crowned at the age of 13 on the death of his father Edward IV but was immediately confined to the Tower of London where he and his younger brother were murdered (1470 1483);  King of England and Ireland from 1547 to 1553; son of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour; died of tuberculosis (1537 1553);  King of England from 1901 to 1910; son of Victoria and Prince Albert; famous for his elegant sporting ways (1841 1910);  King of England and Ireland in 1936; his marriage to Wallis Warfield Simpson created a constitutional crisis leading to his abdication (1894 1972)
  • ee   noun the branch of engineering science that studies the uses of electricity and the equipment for power generation and distribution and the control of machines and communication
  • ee ethinyl estradiol.
  • eecp.
  • eeg   noun a graphical record of electrical activity of the brain; produced by an electroencephalograph
  • eeg electroencephalography.
  • eer.
  • ef.
  • effect   noun (of a law) having legal validity;  an impression (especially one that is artificial or contrived);  the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work;  a symptom caused by an illness or a drug;  an outward appearance;  a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon;  verb produce;  act so as to bring into existence
  • effect on thyroid function and testing.
  • effective   adj. existing in fact; not theoretical; real;  able to accomplish a purpose; functioning effectively;  exerting force or influence;  producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect;  works well as a means or remedy;  ready for service
  • effectiveness   noun power to be effective; the quality of being able to bring about an effect;  capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects
  • effects   noun property of a personal character that is portable but not used in business
  • effexor.
  • effexor venlafaxine.
  • efficacy   noun capacity or power to produce a desired effect
  • efficacy and safety of subcutaneous enoxaparin.
  • effient.
  • effusion   noun flow under pressure;  an unrestrained expression of emotion
  • effusions.
  • eg.
  • egfr.
  • egoistic   adj. limited to or caring only about yourself and your own needs
  • egophony.
  • eh.
  • eh ec.
  • ehlers.
  • ehlers danlos.
  • ehrlichiosis.
  • eibis.
  • eicosapentaenoic.
  • eicosapentaenoic acid   noun an omega 3 fatty acid with 20 carbon atoms; found in fish (especially tuna and bluefish)
  • eight wheel.
  • eikenella.
  • eisenberg.
  • ej.
  • ejaculation   noun an abrupt emphatic exclamation expressing emotion;  the discharge of semen in males
  • ejaculatory.
  • el   noun a railway that is powered by electricity and that runs on a track that is raised above the street level;  angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object)
  • elasticum.
  • elavil   noun a tricyclic antidepressant drug (trade name Elavil) with serious side effects; interacts with many other medications
  • elavil amitriptyline.
  • elbow   noun the joint of a mammal or bird that corresponds to the human elbow;  the part of a sleeve that covers the elbow joint;  a sharp bend in a road or river;  a length of pipe with a sharp bend in it; hinge joint between the forearm and upper arm and the corresponding joint in the forelimb of a quadruped;  verb shove one's elbow into another person's ribs;  push one's way with the elbows
  • eld   noun a time in life (usually defined in years) at which some particular qualification or power arises;  a late time of life
  • elder   adj. used of the older of two persons of the same name especially used to distinguish a father from his son;  noun a person who is older than you are;  any of various church officers;  any of numerous shrubs or small trees of temperate and subtropical northern hemisphere having white flowers and berrylike fruit
  • elderly   adj. advanced in years; (`aged' is pronounced as two syllables);  noun people who are old collectively
  • elderly aging.
  • elderly elderly patients.
  • elderly patients.
  • elderly patients older adults.
  • elderly short.
  • elders.
  • elective   adj. subject to popular election;  not compulsory;  noun a course that the student can select from among alternatives
  • electrical   adj. relating to or concerned with electricity;  using or providing or producing or transmitting or operated by electricity
  • electrical stimulation in urinary incontinence.
  • electrocardiogram   noun a graphical recording of the cardiac cycle produced by an electrocardiograph
  • electrocardiograms.
  • electrocardiographic   adj. of or relating to an electrocardiograph
  • electrocardiographic findings in.
  • electrocardiography   noun diagnostic procedure consisting of recording the activity of the heart electronically with a cardiograph (and producing a cardiogram)
  • electroconvulsive.
  • electroconvulsive therapy   noun the administration of a strong electric current that passes through the brain to induce convulsions and coma
  • electroencephalogram   noun a graphical record of electrical activity of the brain; produced by an electroencephalograph
  • electroencephalography.
  • electrolyte   noun a solution that conducts electricity
  • electrolytes.
  • electromyography   noun diagnosis of neuromuscular disorders with the use of an electromyograph
  • electron beam   noun a group of nearly parallel lines of electromagnetic radiation
  • electron beam computed tomography.
  • electronic   adj. of or relating to electronics; concerned with or using devices that operate on principles governing the behavior of electrons;  of or concerned with electrons
  • electronic health.
  • electronic preventive services selector.
  • electronystagmography.
  • electrophoresis   noun the motion of charged particles in a colloid under the influence of an electric field; particles with a positive charge go to the cathode and negative to the anode
  • electrophysiologist.
  • electrophysiology.
  • elements   noun violent or severe weather (viewed as caused by the action of the four elements)
  • elevated   adj. raised above the ground;  raised above ground level; on elevated rails;  noun a railway that is powered by electricity and that runs on a track that is raised above the street level
  • elevation   noun drawing of an exterior of a structure;  (ballet) the height of a dancer's leap or jump;  distance of something above a reference point (such as sea level);  the event of something being raised upward;  angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object);  the act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or scope of something;  a raised or elevated geological formation;  the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
  • eliciting.
  • eligibility   noun the quality or state of being eligible
  • elimination   noun the murder of a competitor;  the act of removing or getting rid of something;  the act of removing an unknown mathematical quantity by combining equations;  analysis of a problem into alternative possibilities followed by the systematic rejection of unacceptable alternatives;  the bodily process of discharging waste matter
  • eliot   noun British writer of novels characterized by realistic analysis of provincial Victorian society (1819 1880);  British poet (born in the United States) who won the Nobel prize for literature; his plays are outstanding examples of modern verse drama (1888 1965)
  • eliquis.
  • elisa   noun an assay that relies on an enzymatic conversion reaction and is used to detect the presence of specific substances (such as enzymes or viruses or antibodies or bacteria)
  • elisa enzyme linked immunosorbent assay.
  • elite   adj. selected as the best;  noun a group or class of persons enjoying superior intellectual or social or economic status
  • ellison   noun United States novelist who wrote about a young Black man and his struggles in American society (1914 1994)
  • ellison syndrome.
  • ellp.
  • 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
  • elm early language milestone.
  • elstein.
  • em   noun a linear unit (1/6 inch) used in printing;  the square of a body of any size of type
  • emancipation   noun freeing someone from the control of another; especially a parent's relinquishing authority and control over a minor child
  • embarrassment   noun some event that causes someone to be embarrassed;  the shame you feel when your inadequacy or guilt is made public;  the state of being embarrassed (usually by some financial inadequacy);  extreme excess
  • emboli.
  • embolic   adj. of or relating to an embolism or embolus
  • embolism   noun occlusion of a blood vessel by an embolus (a loose clot or air bubble or other particle);  an insertion into a calendar
  • embolism cardiac conditions associated with.
  • embolisms.
  • embolus   noun an abnormal particle (e.g. an air bubble or part of a clot) circulating in the blood
  • emergencies.
  • emergency   noun a sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action;  a state in which martial law applies;  a brake operated by hand; usually operates by mechanical linkage
  • emergency contraception.
  • emergency department initial management of.
  • emerging   adj. coming to maturity;  coming into view;  coming into existence
  • emerging management strategies and.
  • emery   noun a hard grey black mineral consisting of corundum and either hematite or magnetite; used as an abrasive (especially as a coating on paper)
  • emission   noun the act of emitting; causing to flow forth;  the occurrence of a flow of water (as from a pipe);  the release of electrons from parent atoms;  any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body;  a substance that is emitted or released
  • emla.
  • emotional   adj. of more than usual emotion;  determined or actuated by emotion rather than reason;  of or pertaining to emotion; (of persons) excessively affected by emotion;  extravagantly demonstrative
  • emotional abuse.
  • emotional needs of patients attending to.
  • emotions.
  • empathizing.
  • empathizing with patient.
  • empathy   noun understanding and entering into another's feelings
  • emphysema   noun an abnormal condition of the lungs marked by decreased respiratory function; associated with smoking or chronic bronchitis or old age
  • emphysematous   adj. relating to or resembling or being emphysema
  • empiric   adj. relying on medical quackery;  derived from experiment and observation rather than theory
  • employment   noun the occupation for which you are paid;  the act of giving someone a job;  the state of being employed or having a job;  the act of using
  • empowerment   noun the act of conferring legality or sanction or formal warrant
  • empty   adj. holding or containing nothing;  emptied of emotion; needing nourishment;  devoid of significance or point;  having nothing inside;  noun a container that has been emptied;  verb become empty or void of its content;  make void or empty of contents;  remove; excrete or discharge from the body;  leave behind empty; move out of
  • empty can.
  • emptying   noun the act of removing the contents of something
  • empyema   noun a collection of pus in a body cavity (especially in the lung cavity)
  • empyemas.
  • emsam.
  • emsam sdegiline transdermal.
  • enablex.
  • enalapril   noun an ACE inhibitor (trade name Vasotec) that blocks the formation of angiotensin in the kidney and so results in vasodilation; administered after heart attacks
  • enalapril maleate.
  • enalaprilat.
  • enamel   noun any smooth glossy coating that resembles ceramic glaze;  a paint that dries to a hard glossy finish;  hard white substance covering the crown of a tooth;  a colored glassy compound (opaque or partially opaque) that is fused to the surface of metal or glass or pottery for decoration or protection;  verb coat, inlay, or surface with enamel
  • enanthem   noun eruption on a mucous membrane (as the inside of the mouth) occurring as a symptom of a disease
  • encephalitis   noun inflammation of the brain usually caused by a virus; symptoms include headache and neck pain and drowsiness and nausea and fever (`phrenitis' is no longer in scientific use)
  • encephalocele   noun protrusion of brain tissue through a congenital fissure in the skull
  • encephalomyelitis   noun inflammation of the brain and spinal cord
  • encephalopathy   noun any disorder or disease of the brain
  • encopresis   noun involuntary defecation not attributable to physical defects or illness
  • encounter   noun a casual meeting with a person of thing;  a minor short term fight;  a hostile disagreement face to face;  a casual or unexpected convergence;  verb contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle;  come together;  come upon, as if by accident; meet with;  be beset by;  experience as a reaction
  • encounters.
  • encouraging   adj. giving courage or confidence or hope;  furnishing support and encouragement
  • end   noun a position on the line of scrimmage;  the part you are expected to play;  a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold;  a final part or section;  the concluding parts of an event or occurrence;  a boundary marking the extremities of something;  either extremity of something that has length;  the surface at either extremity of a three dimensional object;  one of two places from which people are communicating to each other; (football) the person who plays at one end of the line of scrimmage; a final state;  the point in time at which something ends;  the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it;  the last section of a communication;  verb bring to an end or halt;  put an end to;  have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical;  be the end of; be the last or concluding part of
  • end of care.
  • end of care separation strategies in personality disorders.
  • end of life.
  • end organ   noun a specialized structure at the peripheral end of some motor or sensory nerve fibers
  • end organ disorders.
  • end stage.
  • end stage renal disease.
  • endarterectomy   noun surgical removal of the inner lining of an artery that is clogged with atherosclerosis
  • endarterectomy trial.
  • endocardial.
  • endocarditis   noun inflammation of the endocardium and heart valves
  • endocardium   noun the membrane that lines the cavities of the heart and forms part of the heart valves
  • endocervical.
  • endocervicitis   noun inflammation of the mucous lining of the uterine cervix
  • endocrine   adj. of or belonging to endocrine glands or their secretions;  noun any of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream;  the secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect
  • endocrine disorders.
  • endocrine disrupting.
  • endocrine disrupting chemicals.
  • endocrine system abnormalities of vaginal bleeding associated.
  • endocrinologists.
  • endocrinology   noun the branch of medicine dealing with the endocrine glands and their secretions
  • endolymphatic.
  • endometrial   adj. of or relating to the endometrium
  • endometrial cancer   noun cancer of the uterine lining
  • endometriosis   noun the presence of endometrium elsewhere than in the lining of the uterus; causes premenstrual pain and dysmenorrhea
  • endometritis   noun inflammation of the lining of the uterus (of the endometrium)
  • endometrium   noun (pregnancy) the mucous membrane that lines the uterus; thickens under hormonal control and (if pregnancy does not occur) is shed in menstruation; if pregnancy occurs it is shed along with the placenta at parturition
  • endomyocardial.
  • endoscopic   adj. of or relating to endoscopy
  • endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography.
  • endoscopy   noun visual examination of the interior of a hollow body organ by use of an endoscope
  • endoscopy with gastric mucosa.
  • endothelial   adj. of or relating to or located in the endothelium
  • endovascular.
  • enema   noun injection of a liquid through the anus to stimulate evacuation; sometimes used for diagnostic purposes
  • 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
  • enfamil.
  • engage   verb get caught;  keep engaged;  hire for work or assistance;  carry on (wars, battles, or campaigns);  ask to represent; of legal counsel;  engage or engross wholly;  give to in marriage; engage for service under a term of contract;  carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in;  engage or hire for work
  • engagement   noun employment for performers or performing groups that lasts for a limited period of time;  the act of sharing in the activities of a group;  contact by fitting together;  a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war;  the act of giving someone a job;  a mutual promise to marry;  a meeting arranged in advance
  • engaging   adj. attracting or delighting
  • engel.
  • engine   noun motor that converts thermal energy to mechanical work;  something used to achieve a purpose;  a wheeled vehicle consisting of a self propelled engine that is used to draw trains along railway tracks
  • english   adj. of or relating to or characteristic of England or its culture or people;  of or relating to the English language;  noun the discipline that studies the English language and literature;  an Indo European language belonging to the West Germanic branch; the official language of Britain and the United States and most of the commonwealth countries;  (sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist;  the people of England
  • engorgement   noun eating ravenously or voraciously to satiation; congestion with blood
  • enhanced   adj. increased or intensified in value or beauty or quality
  • enhanced external counterpulsation.
  • enhancement   noun an improvement that makes something more agreeable
  • enlargement   noun a photographic print that has been enlarged; the state of being enlarged;  the act of increasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope;  a discussion that provides additional information
  • enophthalmos.
  • enoxaparin.
  • ensuring.
  • ent.
  • enteral   adj. of or relating to or inside the intestines;  of or relating to the enteron
  • enteric   adj. of or relating to the enteron;  of or relating to or inside the intestines
  • enteritis   noun inflammation of the intestine (especially the small intestine); usually characterized by diarrhea
  • enteroclysis.
  • enterococci.
  • enterococcus.
  • enterococcus spp.
  • enterocolitica.
  • enterocolitis.
  • enterohemorrhagic.
  • enterohemorrhagic escherichia coli.
  • enteropathic.
  • enteropathy   noun a disease of the intestinal tract
  • enteroscopy.
  • enterotoxigenic.
  • enteroviruses.
  • entrapment   noun a defense that claims the defendant would not have broken the law if not tricked into doing it by law enforcement officials
  • entropion.
  • enuresis   noun inability to control the flow of urine and involuntary urination
  • envelope   noun any wrapper or covering;  a flat rectangular paper container for papers;  the bag containing the gas in a balloon;  the maximum operating capability of a system;  a natural covering (as by a fluid);  a curve that is tangent to each of a family of curves
  • environment   noun the area in which something exists or lives;  the totality of surrounding conditions
  • environmental   adj. concerned with the ecological effects of altering the environment;  of or relating to the external conditions or surroundings
  • environmental influences in sports medicine.
  • enyzme.
  • enzymatic   adj. of or relating to or produced by an enzyme
  • enzyme   noun any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions
  • enzyme inhibitors.
  • enzyme linked.
  • enzyme linked immunosorbent assay.
  • enzymes.
  • eosinophilia   noun a symptom of allergic states; increased eosinophils in the blood
  • eosinophilic   adj. of or relating to eosinophil
  • eosinophilic fasciitis diffuse fasciitis with.
  • eosinophilic neoplasms myeloproliferative.
  • eosinophilic nodular glomerulosclerosis.
  • epa   noun an independent federal agency established to coordinate programs aimed at reducing pollution and protecting the environment
  • ephesus   noun the third ecumenical council in 431 which declared Mary as mother of God and condemned Pelagius;  an ancient Greek city on the western shore of Asia Minor in what is now Turkey; site of the Temple of Artemis; was a major trading center and played an important role in early Christianity
  • epicondylitis   noun painful inflammation of the muscles and soft tissues around an epicondyle
  • epidemic   adj. (especially of medicine) of disease or anything resembling a disease; attacking or affecting many individuals in a community or a population simultaneously;  noun a widespread outbreak of an infectious disease; many people are infected at the same time
  • epidemic keratoconjunctivitis.
  • epidermidis.
  • epididymitis   noun painful inflammation of the epididymis
  • epididymo orchitis.
  • epidural   adj. on or outside the dura mater;  noun 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
  • epigastric   adj. lying on or over the stomach;  of or relating to the anterior walls of the abdomen
  • epigenetic.
  • epiglotritis.
  • epiglottitis   noun inflammation of the epiglottis; characterized by fever and a severe sore throat and difficulty in swallowing
  • epilepsy   noun a disorder of the central nervous system characterized by loss of consciousness and convulsions
  • epileptic   adj. of or relating to or characteristic of epilepsy;  noun a person who has epilepsy
  • epilepticus.
  • epinephrine   noun a catecholamine secreted by the adrenal medulla in response to stress (trade name Adrenalin); stimulates autonomic nerve action
  • epiphora   noun repetition of the ends of two or more successive sentences, verses, etc.
  • epiphysis   noun the end of a long bone; initially separated from the main bone by a layer of cartilage that eventually ossifies so the parts become fused;  a small endocrine gland in the brain; situated beneath the back part of the corpus callosum; secretes melatonin
  • episcleritis   noun inflammation of the sclera of the eye
  • episiotomy   noun surgical incision of the perineum to enlarge the vagina and so facilitate delivery during childbirth
  • episode   noun a brief section of a literary or dramatic work that forms part of a connected series;  a part of a broadcast serial;  a happening that is distinctive in a series of related events;  film consisting of a succession of related shots that develop a given subject in a movie
  • episodes.
  • epispadias   noun a congenital abnormality in males in which the urethra is on the upper surface of the penis
  • epistaxis   noun bleeding from the nose
  • epistemology   noun the philosophical theory of knowledge
  • epithelial   adj. of or belonging to the epithelium
  • eplenerone.
  • eplerenone.
  • eplerenone post ami heart failure efficacy and.
  • epley.
  • epoprostenol.
  • epoxide.
  • epss.
  • epstein   noun British sculptor (born in the United States) noted for busts and large controversial works (1880 1959)
  • epstein barr.
  • epstein barr virus.
  • epstein barr virus and cytomegalovirus.
  • epstein barr virus infection.
  • ept.
  • equanimity   noun steadiness of mind under stress
  • equation   noun the act of regarding as equal;  a mathematical statement that two expressions are equal;  a state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally balanced
  • equilibrium   noun a sensory system located in structures of the inner ear that registers the orientation of the head;  a stable situation in which forces cancel one another;  a chemical reaction and its reverse proceed at equal rates;  equality of distribution
  • equina.
  • 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
  • equinovarus.
  • equipment   noun an instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service
  • equivalents.
  • eradication   noun the complete destruction of every trace of something
  • ercp.
  • erectile   adj. filled with vascular sinuses and capable of becoming distended and rigid as the result of being filled with blood;  capable of being raised to an upright position
  • erectile dysfunction   noun impotence resulting from a man's inability to have or maintain an erection of his penis
  • erective.
  • ergotamine   noun an alkaloid derived from ergot that is less toxic than ergot; causes constriction of blood vessels and is used to treat migraine
  • eric.
  • erickson.
  • erik.
  • erikson.
  • ernst   noun painter (born in Germany, resident of France and the United States) who was a cofounder of dadaism; developed the technique of collage (1891 1976)
  • erosive   adj. wearing away by friction;  of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action
  • erotic   adj. giving sexual pleasure; sexually arousing;  noun an erotic person
  • error   noun (baseball) a failure of a defensive player to make an out when normal play would have sufficed;  departure from what is ethically acceptable;  a misconception resulting from incorrect information;  part of a statement that is not correct;  (computer science) the occurrence of an incorrect result produced by a computer;  a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention;  inadvertent incorrectness
  • errors.
  • eruption   noun the emergence of a tooth as it breaks through the gum;  (of volcanos) pouring out fumes of lava (or a deposit so formed);  symptom consisting of a breaking out and becoming visible;  a sudden very loud noise;  a sudden violent spontaneous occurrence (usually of some undesirable condition);  the sudden occurrence of a violent discharge of steam and volcanic material
  • eruptions.
  • erysipelas   noun an acute streptococcal infection characterized by deep red inflammation of the skin and mucous membranes
  • erythema   noun abnormal redness of the skin resulting from dilation of blood vessels (as in sunburn or inflammation)
  • erythema infectiosum.
  • erythema toxicum neonatorum.
  • erythematosus.
  • erythrasma.
  • erythroblastosis   noun a blood disease characterized by the abnormal presence of erythroblasts in the blood
  • erythrocyte   noun a mature blood cell that contains hemoglobin to carry oxygen to the bodily tissues; a biconcave disc that has no nucleus
  • erythrocyte sedimentation rate   noun the rate at which red blood cells settle out in a tube of blood under standardized conditions; a high rate usually indicates the presence of inflammation
  • erythrocytosis.
  • erythroderma   noun any skin disorder involving abnormal redness
  • erythroderma secondary to pustular psoriasis.
  • erythrodermic.
  • 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
  • erythroplasia.
  • erythropoiesis   noun the process of producing red blood cells by the stem cells in the bone marrow
  • erythropoietin   noun a glycoprotein secreted by the kidneys that stimulates the production of red blood cells
  • es   noun a radioactive transuranic element produced by bombarding plutonium with neutrons
  • eschar   noun a dry scab formed on the skin following a burn or cauterization of the skin
  • escherichia   noun a genus of enteric bacteria
  • escherichia coli   noun a species of bacterium normally present in intestinal tract of humans and other animals; sometimes pathogenic; can be a threat to food safety
  • escitalopram.
  • esmolol   noun intravenous beta blocker (trade name Brevibloc) that acts for only a short time; used primarily for cardiac arrhythmias
  • esmolol hydrochloride for hypertensive.
  • esophageal   adj. relating to the esophagus
  • esophagitis   noun inflammation of the esophagus; often caused by gastroesophageal reflux
  • esophagoscopy.
  • esophagus   noun the passage between the pharynx and the stomach
  • esotropia   noun strabismus in which one or both eyes turn inward toward the nose
  • espiritista.
  • esr   noun microwave spectroscopy in which there is resonant absorption of radiation by a paramagnet;  the rate at which red blood cells settle out in a tube of blood under standardized conditions; a high rate usually indicates the presence of inflammation
  • esr erythrocyte sedimentation rate.
  • esrd.
  • esrd end stage renal disease.
  • essentials.
  • essex   noun a county in southeastern England on the North Sea and the Thames estuary
  • essure.
  • est   noun standard time in the 5th time zone west of Greenwich, reckoned at the 75th meridian; used in the eastern United States
  • est exercise stress testing.
  • established   adj. introduced from another region and persisting without cultivation;  brought about or set up or accepted; especially long established;  shown to be valid beyond a reasonable doubt; securely established;  conforming with accepted standards;  settled securely and unconditionally
  • establishing.
  • establishing optimal healing environment.
  • esterase.
  • esters.
  • estimated.
  • estimated average requirement.
  • estimated date of delivery.
  • estimated energy requirement.
  • estimated gfr.
  • estimation   noun a judgment of the qualities of something or somebody;  an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth;  the respect with which a person is held;  a document appraising the value of something (as for insurance or taxation)
  • estolate.
  • estradiol   noun the most powerful female hormone that occurs naturally; synthesized and used to treat estrogen deficiency and breast cancer
  • estriols.
  • estrogen   noun a general term for female steroid sex hormones that are secreted by the ovary and responsible for typical female sexual characteristics
  • estrogens.
  • et.
  • etanercept   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
  • ethacrynic.
  • ethacrynic acid   noun diuretic (trade name Edecrin) used to treat edema
  • ethambutol.
  • ethanol   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
  • ethical   adj. conforming to accepted standards of social or professional behavior;  adhering to ethical and moral principles;  of or relating to the philosophical study of ethics
  • ethics   noun the philosophical study of moral values and rules; motivation based on ideas of right and wrong
  • ethinyl.
  • ethinyl estradiol.
  • ethnic   adj. not acknowledging the God of Christianity and Judaism and Islam;  denoting or deriving from or distinctive of the ways of living built up by a group of people;  noun a person who is a member of an ethnic group
  • ethnicity   noun an ethnic quality or affiliation resulting from racial or cultural ties
  • ethnicity related.
  • ethnomedical.
  • ethosuximide   noun an anticonvulsant drug (trade names Emeside and Zarontin) used to treat petit mal epilepsy
  • ethylene   noun a flammable colorless gaseous alkene; obtained from petroleum and natural gas and used in manufacturing many other chemicals; sometimes used as an anesthetic
  • ethylenediaminetetraacetic.
  • ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid.
  • etiologies.
  • etiology   noun the philosophical study of causation;  the cause of a disease
  • etn.
  • etodolac   noun a nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drug (trade name Lodine)
  • etonogestrel.
  • eular.
  • euphoria   noun a feeling of great (usually exaggerated) elation
  • europa   noun the 4th largest of Jupiter's satellites; covered with a smooth shell of frozen water
  • europe   noun the nations of the European continent collectively; the 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia); the British use `Europe' to refer to all of the continent except the British Isles;  an international organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation among its members
  • european   adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Europe or the people of Europe;  noun a native or inhabitant of Europe
  • european league against.
  • european trial on reduction of cardiac events.
  • european trial on reduction of cardiac events with.
  • european trial on reduction of cardiac events with perindopril in.
  • euthanasia   noun the act of killing someone painlessly (especially someone suffering from an incurable illness)
  • euthyroid.
  • euvolemic.
  • evacuation   noun the act of evacuating; leaving a place in an orderly fashion; especially for protection;  the act of removing the contents of something;  the bodily process of discharging waste matter
  • evaluate   verb form a critical opinion of;  place a value on; judge the worth of something
  • evaluating.
  • evaluation   noun act of ascertaining or fixing the value or worth of; an appraisal of the value of something
  • evaluation of.
  • evaluation of development status.
  • evans   noun British archaeologist who excavated the palace of Knossos in Crete to find what he called Minoan civilization (1851 1941);  United States anatomist who identified four pituitary hormones and discovered vitamin E (1882 1971)
  • events.
  • ever   adv. at any time;  (intensifier for adjectives) very;  at all times; all the time and on every occasion
  • evidence   noun your basis for belief or disbelief; knowledge on which to base belief;  an indication that makes something evident; (law) all the means by which any alleged matter of fact whose truth is investigated at judicial trial is established or disproved;  verbprovide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes;  give evidence;  provide evidence for
  • evidence based.
  • evidence based approach in.
  • evidence based medicine.
  • evidencebased.
  • evolocumab.
  • evolution   noun (biology) the sequence of events involved in the evolutionary development of a species or taxonomic group of organisms;  a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage)
  • evra.
  • exacerbation   noun violent and bitter exasperation;  action that makes a problem or a disease (or its symptoms) worse
  • exacerbations.
  • exam   noun a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge
  • examination   noun the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes);  the act of giving students or candidates a test (as by questions) to determine what they know or have learned;  a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge;  a detailed inspection of your conscience (as done daily by Jesuits);  formal systematic questioning
  • examination in well.
  • examinations.
  • example   noun an item of information that is representative of a type;  punishment intended as a warning to others;  a task performed or problem solved in order to develop skill or understanding; something to be imitated;  a representative form or pattern;  an occurrence of something
  • examples.
  • examples of managing side effects of.
  • exanthem   noun eruption on the skin occurring as a symptom of a disease
  • exanthem subitum.
  • exanthem subitum with skin manifestations in infants and.
  • exanthema   noun eruption on the skin occurring as a symptom of a disease
  • exanthems.
  • excellence   noun the quality of excelling; possessing good qualities in high degree;  an outstanding feature; something in which something or someone excels
  • excess   adj. more than is needed, desired, or required;  nounimmoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits;  a quantity much larger than is needed;  excessive indulgence;  the state of being more than full
  • excessive   adj. beyond normal limits;  unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings
  • exchange   noun (chess) the capture by both players (usually on consecutive moves) of pieces of equal value;  (chess) gaining (or losing) a rook in return for a knight or bishop;  reciprocal transfer of equivalent sums of money especially the currencies of different countries;  the act of giving something in return for something received;  the act of changing one thing for another thing;  a workplace for buying and selling; open only to members;  a mutual expression of views (especially an unpleasant one);  chemical process in which one atom or ion or group changes places with another;  the act of putting one thing or person in the place of another: "he sent Smith in for Jones but the substitution came too late to help";  (sports) an unbroken sequence of several successive strokes;  a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication;  verb give to, and receive from, one another;  hand over one and receive another, approximately equivalent;  change over, change around, as to a new order or sequence;  exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category; exchange a penalty for a less severe one
  • exchange transfusion in neonatal hyperbilirubinemia.
  • excision   noun the act of pulling up or out; uprooting; cutting off from existence;  the act of banishing a member of a church from the communion of believers and the privileges of the church; cutting a person off from a religious society;  surgical removal of a body part or tissue;  the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage
  • excisions.
  • excitement   noun the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up;  disturbance usually in protest;  something that agitates and arouses;  the feeling of lively and cheerful joy
  • exclusion   noun the state of being excluded;  the act of forcing out someone or something;  a deliberate act of omission;  the state of being excommunicated
  • excretion   noun the bodily process of discharging waste matter; waste matter (as urine or sweat but especially feces) discharged from the body
  • excretion disorders.
  • excursions.
  • exdon.
  • exdon rivastigmine.
  • executive   adj. having the function of carrying out plans or orders etc.;  noun persons who administer the law;  a person responsible for the administration of a business;  someone who manages a government agency or department
  • executivefi.
  • exenatide.
  • exenatide qw.
  • exercise   noun the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit;  a task performed or problem solved in order to develop skill or understanding;  systematic training by multiple repetitions; (usually plural) a ceremony that involves processions and speeches; the act of using;  verb do physical exercise;  give a workout to;  learn by repetition;  put to use;  carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions
  • exercise based.
  • exercise induced.
  • exercise stress testing.
  • exercises.
  • exertional.
  • exfoliative.
  • exhaustion   noun the act of exhausting something entirely; extreme fatigue;  serious weakening and loss of energy
  • exit   noun the act of going out;  an opening that permits escape or release;  euphemistic expressions for death;  verb lose the lead; move out of or depart from;  pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
  • exocrine   adj. of or relating to exocrine glands or their secretions; noun a gland that secretes externally through a duct
  • exophthalmos   noun protrusion of the eyeball from the socket
  • exotropia   noun strabismus in which one or both eyes are directed outward
  • expectancy   noun something expected (as on the basis of a norm); pleasurable expectation
  • expectations.
  • expectations unreasonable of personality.
  • expedited   adj. having been hastened to completion
  • expedited partner therapy.
  • expenditure   noun the act of consuming something;  the act of spending money for goods or services;  money paid out
  • experience   noun the accumulation of knowledge or skill that results from direct participation in events or activities;  the content of direct observation or participation in an event;  an event as apprehended;  verb go through (mental or physical states or experiences);  go or live through;  undergo;  have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations;  undergo an emotional sensation
  • experiences.
  • expert   adj. having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude; noun a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
  • expiration   noun the act of expelling air from the lungs; euphemistic expressions for death;  a coming to an end of a contract period
  • expiratory   adj. of or relating to the breathing out phase of respiration
  • exploitation   noun an act that exploits or victimizes someone (treats them unfairly);  the act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful
  • exploring.
  • explosive   adj. serving to explode or characterized by explosion or sudden outburst;  sudden and loud;  liable to lead to sudden change or violence;  noun a chemical substance that undergoes a rapid chemical change (with the production of gas) on being heated or struck
  • exposure   noun the act of subjecting someone to an influencing experience;  abandoning without shelter or protection (as by leaving as infant out in the open);  presentation to view in an open or public manner;  the act of exposing film to light;  vulnerability to the elements; to the action of heat or cold or wind or rain;  aspect re light or wind;  the disclosure of something secret;  the intensity of light falling on a photographic film or plate;  a picture of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light sensitive material;  the state of being vulnerable or exposed
  • exposure therapy in anxiety disorders management.
  • exposure to in preconception.
  • exposures.
  • 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
  • expressions.
  • expressions of the emotions in man and animals.
  • extended   adj. beyond the literal or primary sense;  fully extended or stretched forth;  large in spatial extent or range or scope or quantity;  drawn out or made longer spatially;  relatively long in duration; tediously protracted
  • extensive   adj. large in spatial extent or range or scope or quantity; of agriculture; increasing productivity by using large areas with minimal outlay and labor;  broad in scope or content
  • extensor   noun a skeletal muscle whose contraction extends or stretches a body part
  • externa.
  • external   adj. happening or arising or located outside or beyond some limits or especially surface;  purely outward or superficial;  from or between other countries;  coming from the outside;  noun outward features
  • extra articular.
  • extra mammary.
  • extra mural.
  • extracellular   adj. located or occurring outside a cell or cells
  • extracellular fluid volume contraction.
  • extracorporeal.
  • extracorporeal membrane.
  • extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.
  • extracranial.
  • extraction   noun the act of pulling out (as a tooth);  the process of obtaining something from a mixture or compound by chemical or physical or mechanical means;  properties attributable to your ancestry
  • extradural   adj. on or outside the dura mater
  • extraesophageal.
  • extrahepatic.
  • extraneous   adj. not essential;  not pertinent to the matter under consideration;  not belonging to that in which it is contained; introduced from an outside source;  coming from the outside
  • extraocular.
  • extrapulmonary.
  • extrapyramidal.
  • extravascular.
  • extremities.
  • extremity   noun an external body part that projects from the body; that part of a limb that is farthest from the torso;  the outermost or farthest region or point;  the greatest or utmost degree;  an extreme condition or state (especially of adversity or disease)
  • extrinsic   adj. not forming an essential part of a thing or arising or originating from the outside
  • extrinsic risk factors for pressure ulcers in elderly.
  • exudate   noun a substance that oozes out from plant pores;  verbrelease (a liquid) in drops or small quantities
  • exudates.
  • exudative.
  • eye   noun a small hole or loop (as in a needle);  the organ of sight; good discernment (either visually or as if visually);  attention to what is seen;  an area that is approximately central within some larger region;  verb look at
  • eyeball   noun the ball shaped capsule containing the vertebrate eye;  verb look at
  • eyeballs.
  • eyelid   noun either of two folds of skin that can be moved to cover or open the eye
  • eyes   noun opinion or judgment
  • eyesight   noun normal use of the faculty of vision
  • ezetimibe.

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