Medical Dictionary Definitions A-Z List
Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «E»:
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....
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....
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. ...
Enteral: Pertaining to the small intestine. As in enteral nutrition. Also called enteric....
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...
Enteric: Pertaining to the small intestine. Also called
(less often) enteral....
Enteric-coated: Coated with a material
that permits transit through the stomach to the small intestine before the medication is
The term "enteric" means "of or relating to the small intestine."...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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)....
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...
Enterocolitis, Crohn: See: Crohn disease....
Enteropathy: Any pathology (disease) of the intestine. ...