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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «E»:

  1. Enteropathy, gluten Enteropathy, gluten
    Enteropathy, gluten: See: Gluten enteropathy....
  2. Enteropathy, protein-losing Enteropathy, protein-losing
    Enteropathy, protein-losing: See: Protein-losing enteropathy....
  3. Enteroplasty Enteroplasty
    Enteroplasty: Surgery on the intestine, especially to enlarge a constricted segment or lengthen a short bowel....
  4. Enteroscopy Enteroscopy
    Enteroscopy: The use of a flexible instrument (a "scope") to examine the small intestine, a very long hollow tube located between the stomach and colon (large intestine) and made up of the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum. The upper parts of the small intestine, the duodenum and jejunum, are usuall...
  5. Enterospasm Enterospasm
    Enterospasm: A painful, intense contraction of the intestine....
  6. Enterostomal therapist Enterostomal therapist
    Enterostomal therapist: A health care specialist trained to help patients care for and adjust to their (colostomy. ...
  7. Enterostomy Enterostomy
    Enterostomy: A surgical operation that opens the small intestine and brings it through the abdominal wall to create a new opening (a stoma) to permit intestinal draining. Like a colostomy, an enterostomy is a type of ostomy....
  8. Enterovirus Enterovirus
    Enterovirus: A virus that enters the body through the gastrointestinal tract and thrives there, often moving on to attack the nervous system. The polioviruses are enteroviruses. Enteroviruses are small viruses that are made of ribonucleic acid (RNA) and protein. In addition to the three different ...
  9. Entomology Entomology
    Entomology: The scientific study of insects. The application of entomology to medicine is termed medical entomology. See: Medical entomology....
  10. Entomology, medical Entomology, medical
    Entomology, medical: See: Medical entomology....
  11. Entomophobia Entomophobia
    Entomophobia: An abnormal and persistent fear of insects. Sufferers experience anxiety even though they realize that most insects pose no threat. To avoid insects, they may frequently clean rooms and carpets, sweep hallways, spray insect-killer or seal off doors and windows. Entophobia (insect phobi...
  12. Enucleation Enucleation
    Enucleation: The surgical removal of an eye. Enucleation is only done under drastic circumstances such as to remove a malignant tumor in the eye or to relieve intolerable pain in a blind eye. Following enucleation, an artificial eye (ocular prosthesis) is implanted as a cosmetic substitute for the ...
  13. Enuresis Enuresis
    Enuresis: Involuntary urination, which may be caused by a variety of factors. These include disorders of the kidneys, bladder, or ureter; and poor control of the muscles that control release of urine. Enuresis is also occasionally associated with neurological disorders, such as Tourette's syndr...
  14. Environment Environment
    Environment: The sum of the total of the elements, factors and conditions in the surroundings which may have an impact on the development, action or survival of an organism or group of organisms. The environment is as opposed to genetics. We are the product of our genetic inheritance and our environ...
  15. Environmental medicine Environmental medicine
    Environmental medicine: The interactions between risk factors in the environment and human health. Environmental medicine focuses on the causes of disease in an environmental context. The environment creates exposures to many different physical, biological and chemical agents. Environmental exposure...