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  1. Electrophoretic Electrophoretic
    Electrophoretic: Pertaining to electrophoresis, the separation of molecules according to their size and electrical charge by applying an electric current to them....
  2. Electrophrenic respiration Electrophrenic respiration
    Electrophrenic respiration: See: Diaphragm pacing....
  3. Electrophysiologic Electrophysiologic
    Electrophysiologic: Pertaining to electrophysiology....
  4. Electrophysiologic retinal testing Electrophysiologic retinal testing
    Electrophysiologic retinal testing: Testing done to diagnose specific disorders of the retina, including inherited retinal diseases, the effects of toxic drug exposure on the retina, and the presence of foreign bodies within the eye. The most commonly performed electrophysiologic test is the electr...
  5. Electrophysiologic study of the heart Electrophysiologic study of the heart
    Electrophysiologic study of the heart: A test of the electrical conduction system of the heart (the system that generates the heart beat). Electrophysiologic study (EPS) of the heart is done by threading thin plastic tubes (catheters) into a vein where the leg connects to the abdomen. A local anest...
  6. Electrophysiologic testing of the retina Electrophysiologic testing of the retina
    Electrophysiologic testing of the retina: See: Electrophysiologic retinal testing ....
  7. Electrophysiology Electrophysiology
    Electrophysiology: The biomedical field dealing with the study of electric activity in the body. Electrophysiology includes the study of the production of electrical activity and the effects of that electrical activity on the body. See, for example: Electrophysiologic retinal testing ; and Electroph...
  8. Electroretinogram Electroretinogram
    Electroretinogram: Abbreviated ERG. An electroretinographic recording. See: Electroretinography....
  9. Electroretinography Electroretinography
    Electroretinography: Abbreviated ERG. A test in which the electrical potentials generated by the retina of the eye are measured when the retina is stimulated by light. In an ERG, an electrode is placed on the cornea at the front of the eye. The electrode measures the electrical response of the ro...
  10. Electroshock therapy Electroshock therapy
    Electroshock therapy: See Electroconvulsive therapy....
  11. Electrosurgery Electrosurgery
    Electrosurgery: Instead of using a scalpel, the surgeon utilizes a heat-generating electrical device to burn or vaporize tissue in order to remove it and minimize and halt bleeding....
  12. Elephantiasis Elephantiasis
    Elephantiasis: Lymphatic filariasis, a mosquito-borne parasitic disease caused by tiny thread-like worms that live in the human lymph system. Best known from dramatic photos of people with grossly enlarged or swollen arms and legs. The parasitic worms responsible for the disease include Wuchereria...
  13. Elevated hemidiaphragm Elevated hemidiaphragm
    Elevated hemidiaphragm: Elevation of half of the diaphragm, the muscle that separates the chest cavity from the abdomen and that serves as the main muscle of respiration. The elevation of a hemidiaphragm is a significant sign of a problem. That problem may lie below, within or above the diaphragm: ...
  14. Eleventh cranial nerve Eleventh cranial nerve
    Eleventh cranial nerve: The eleventh cranial nerve is the accessory nerve. The twelve cranial nerves, the accessory nerve included, emerge from or enter the skull (the cranium) as opposed to the spinal nerves which emerge from the vertebral column. The accessory is so-called because, although it a...
  15. Elidel Elidel
    Elidel: Brand name of pimecrolimus....