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  1. Equinophobia Equinophobia
    Equinophobia: An abnormal and persistent fear of horses. Sufferers of equinophobia experience undue anxiety even when a horse is known to be gentle and well trained. They usually avoid horses entirely rather than risk being kicked, bitten or thrown. They may also fear other hoofed animals such as p...
  2. Equol Equol
    Equol: A substance produced in the intestine as a metabolite of soybeans and soy foods. Equol is a non-steroidal estrogen that acts as an anti-androgen by blocking the hormone dihydrotestosterone. Some people are able to produce equol while others cannot. Equol is chemically unique among the isoflav...
  3. ER ER
    ER: 1. Emergency room. 2. Endoplasmic reticulum. 3. Estrogen receptor. 4. Extended release. ...
  4. Erb palsy Erb palsy
    Erb palsy: A form of brachial plexus palsy in which there is paralysis of the muscles of the upper arm and shoulder girdle due to an injury to the roots of fifth and sixth cervical roots or the upper part of the brachial plexus, a network of spinal nerves that originates in the back of the neck, ext...
  5. Erb paralysis Erb paralysis
    Erb paralysis: See: Erb palsy....
  6. Erb's palsy Erb's palsy
    Erb's palsy: See: Erb palsy....
  7. ErbB ErbB
    ErbB: See: EGFR....
  8. ErbB1 ErbB1
    ErbB1: See: EGFR....
  9. ERCP ERCP
    ERCP: Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography....
  10. Erectile dysfunction Erectile dysfunction
    Erectile dysfunction: A common men's health problem characterized by the consistent inability to sustain an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse or the inability to achieve ejaculation, or both. Impotence can vary. It can involve a total inability to achieve an erection or ejaculation, an inco...
  11. Erection, penile Erection, penile
    Erection, penile: When the penis fills with blood and is rigid. The penis contains two chambers, called the corpora cavernosa, which run the length of the organ, are filled with spongy tissue, and surrounded by a membrane, called the tunica albuginea. The spongy tissue contains smooth muscles, fibro...
  12. ERG ERG
    ERG: Electroretinography....
  13. Ergonomics Ergonomics
    Ergonomics: The science of making things fit people instead of asking people to fit things. Ergonomics uses knowledge from anatomy, mechanics, physiology and psychology to utilize human energy most effectively. Something that is ergonomic is designed for safe, comfortable, and efficient use. For...
  14. Ergophobia Ergophobia
    Ergophobia: An abnormal and persistent fear of work. Sufferers of ergophobia experience undue anxiety about the workplace environment even though they realize their fear is irrational. Their fear may actually be a combination of fears, such fear of failing at assigned tasks, fear of speaking before ...
  15. Ergot Ergot
    Ergot: Ergot could be called a "cereal killer" for it comes from cereals such as rye and wheat and is quite capable of killing someone. A fungus (Claviceps purpurea) that contaminates rye and wheat produces substances (alkaloids) termed ergotamines. Ergotamines constrict blood vessels and cause the ...