Medical Dictionary Definitions A-Z List
Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «E»:
Enteropathy, gluten: See: Gluten enteropathy....
Enteropathy, protein-losing: See: Protein-losing enteropathy....
Enteroplasty: Surgery on the intestine, especially to enlarge a constricted segment or lengthen a short bowel....
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,
Enterospasm: A painful, intense contraction of
Enterostomal therapist: A health care specialist
trained to help patients care for and adjust to their (colostomy. ...
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....
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 ...
Entomology: The scientific study of insects. The application of entomology to medicine is termed medical entomology. See: Medical entomology....
Entomology, medical: See: Medical entomology....
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...
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 ...
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
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...
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...