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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «E»:

  1. Erythroplakia Erythroplakia
    Erythroplakia: A reddened patch with a velvety surface found in the mouth....
  2. Erythropoietin (EPO) Erythropoietin (EPO)
    Erythropoietin (EPO): A hormone produced by the kidney that promotes the formation of red blood cells in the bone marrow. EPO is a glycoprotein (a protein with a sugar attached to it). Human EPO has a molecular weight of 34,000. The kidney cells that make EPO are specialized and are sensitive ...
  3. Erythropoietin test Erythropoietin test
    Erythropoietin test: A test of the hormone erythropoietin (EPO) in blood. An abnormal level of EPO may mean bone marrow or kidney disease or EPO abuse. Testing EPO blood levels is thus of value if: Too little EPO might be responsible for too few red blood cells (such as in evaluating anemia). Too ...
  4. Erythroprosopalgia Erythroprosopalgia
    Erythroprosopalgia: A distinctive syndrome of headaches, also known as cluster headache or migrainous neuralgia. The common pattern of cluster headache is termed "episodic" and is characterized by 1-3 short attacks of pain each day around the eyes, clustered over a stretch of 1-2 months, follo...
  5. Eschar Eschar
    Eschar: The scab formed when a wound or skin is sealed by the heat of cautery or burning. Also the dark crusted ulcer (tache noire) at the site of the chigger (mite larva) bite in scrub typhus. ...
  6. Escherichia coli Escherichia coli
    Escherichia coli: Full term for E. coli, the colon bacillus. ...
  7. Eskalith Eskalith
    Eskalith: See: Lithium....
  8. Esophageal Esophageal
    Esophageal: Pertaining to the esophagus....
  9. Esophageal acid infusion test Esophageal acid infusion test
    Esophageal acid infusion test: See: Bernstein test....
  10. Esophageal cancer Esophageal cancer
    Esophageal cancer: A malignant tumor of the esophagus. The risk of cancer of the esophagus is increased by long-term irritation of the esophagus, such as from smoking, heavy alcohol intake, and Barrett esophagitis. The risk of esophageal cancer rises with the number of cigarettes smoked per day and ...
  11. Esophageal cancer with tylosis Esophageal cancer with tylosis
    Esophageal cancer with tylosis: See: Tylosis with esophageal cancer....
  12. Esophageal reflux Esophageal reflux
    Esophageal reflux: A condition wherein stomach contents regurgitate or back up (reflux) into the esophagus (a long cylindrical tube that transports food from the mouth to the stomach). The food in the stomach is partially digested by stomach acid and enzymes. Normally, the partially digested acid co...
  13. Esophageal speech Esophageal speech
    Esophageal speech: Speech produced with air trapped in the esophagus and forced out again. People with a laryngectomy (for example, for laryngeal cancer) may be taught to produce esophageal speech....
  14. Esophageal stricture, acute Esophageal stricture, acute
    Esophageal stricture, acute: A narrowing or closure of the normal opening of the swallowing tube leading to the stomach, usually caused by scarring from acid irritation. Acute, complete obstruction of the esophagus occurs when food (usually meat) is lodged in the esophageal stricture. Patients exper...
  15. Esophageal stricture, chronic Esophageal stricture, chronic
    Esophageal stricture, chronic: A longstanding narrowing or closure of the normal opening of the swallowing tube leading to the stomach, usually caused by scarring by acid irritation. Narrowing of the esophagus. A common complication of chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Several procedur...