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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «E»:

  1. ENT ENT
    ENT: 1. Abbreviation for ears, nose and throat. A field of medicine also called otolaryngology. 2. Abbreviation for electronystagmogram, a recording of the eye movements....
  2. ENT physician ENT physician
    ENT physician: A medical specialist who is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the head and neck, including particularly the ears, nose, and throat. ENT doctors are also called otolaryngologists....
  3. Entamoeba histolytica Entamoeba histolytica
    Entamoeba histolytica: The agent of amebic dysentery, a disorder with inflammation of the intestine and ulceration of the colon. Entamoeba histolytica is a single-celled parasite that is transmitted to humans via contaminated water and food. It can also infect the liver and other organs. ...
  4. Enteral Enteral
    Enteral: Pertaining to the small intestine. As in enteral nutrition. Also called enteric....
  5. Enteral nutrition Enteral nutrition
    Enteral nutrition: A way to provide food through a tube placed in the nose, the stomach, or the small intestine. A tube in the nose is called a nasogastric tube or nasoenteral tube. A tube that goes through the skin into the stomach is called a gastrostomy or percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG...
  6. Enteric Enteric
    Enteric: Pertaining to the small intestine. Also called (less often) enteral....
  7. Enteric-coated Enteric-coated
    Enteric-coated: Coated with a material that permits transit through the stomach to the small intestine before the medication is released. The term "enteric" means "of or relating to the small intestine."...
  8. Enteritis, Crohn Enteritis, Crohn
    Enteritis, Crohn: Crohn disease involving only the small intestine. Crohn disease is a chronic inflammatory disorder, primarily involving the small and large intestine, but which can affect other parts of the digestive system as well. It is named for the doctor who first described the disease i...
  9. Enteritis, regional Enteritis, regional
    Enteritis, regional: Crohn's disease by another name, a chronic inflammatory disease of the intestine primarily in the small and large intestines but which can occur anywhere in the digestive system between the mouth and the anus. Named after Burrill Crohn who described the disease in 1932. The dise...
  10. Entero- Entero-
    Entero-: Combining form that refers to the intestine (the gut). As in enterocolitis, enteropathy, and enterovirus. From the Greek word "enteron" for intestine, related to the Greek "enteros" meaning "within." What went within the intestine was within the body....
  11. Enterobiasis Enterobiasis
    Enterobiasis: Pinworm infection, an infection caused by a small, white intestinal worm -- the pinworm or, more formally, Enterobius vermicularis. The pinworm is about the length of a staple and lives for the most part within the rectum of humans. While an infected person is asleep, female pinworms l...
  12. Enterocele Enterocele
    Enterocele: 1. Any hernia containing small intestine. 2. Hernia (protrusion) of the small intestine into the upper wall of the vagina. From entero- (intestine) + -cele (hernia)....
  13. Enterococcus Enterococcus
    Enterococcus: Bacteria normally found in the feces of people and many animals. Two types of enterococci -- Enterococcus faecalis and Enterococcus faecium --occasionally cause human disease, most commonly urinary tract infections and wound infections. Other infections, including those of the blood st...
  14. Enterocolitis, Crohn Enterocolitis, Crohn
    Enterocolitis, Crohn: See: Crohn disease....
  15. Enteropathy Enteropathy
    Enteropathy: Any pathology (disease) of the intestine. ...