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  1. Euphoria Euphoria
    Euphoria: Elevated mood. Euphoria is a desirable and natural occurrence when it results from happy or exciting events. An excessive degree of euphoria that is not linked to events is characteristic of hypomania or mania, abnormal mood states associated with bipolar disorders. See also bipolar d...
  2. Euploid Euploid
    Euploid: The normal number of chromosomes for a species. In humans, the euploid number of chromosomes is 46 with the notable exception of the unfertilized egg and sperm in which it is 23. ...
  3. European typhus European typhus
    European typhus: See: Typhus, epidemic....
  4. EUS EUS
    EUS: Endoscopic ultrasound....
  5. Eustachian tube Eustachian tube
    Eustachian tube: The tube that runs from the middle ear to the pharynx. The function of the Eustachian tube is to protect, aerate and drain the middle ear (and mastoid). Occlusion of the Eustachian tube leads to the development of middle ear inflammation (otitis media). The Eustachian tube is also c...
  6. Euthanasia Euthanasia
    Euthanasia:The word "euthanasia" comes straight out of the Greek -- "eu", goodly or well + "thanatos", death = the good death -- and for 18th-century writers in England that was what euthanasia meant, a "good" death, a welcome way to depart quietly and well from life. The most commonly understood m...
  7. Euthanasia, active Euthanasia, active
    Euthanasia, active: The active acceleration of a "good" death by use of drugs etc, whether by oneself or with the aid of a doctor. The word "euthanasia" comes from the Greek -- "eu", goodly or well + "thanatos", death = the good death -- and for 18th-century writers in England that was what euthanas...
  8. Euthyroid Euthyroid
    Euthyroid: The state of having normal thyroid gland function. As opposed to hyperthyroid (overactive thyroid) and hypothyroid (underactive thyroid)....
  9. Evacuation supplies kit Evacuation supplies kit
    Evacuation supplies kit: You and your family can cope best by preparing for disaster before it strikes. One way to prepare is by assembling a Disaster Supplies Kit. Once disaster hits, you won't have time to shop or search for supplies. But if you've gathered supplies in advance, your family can ...
  10. EVAR EVAR
    EVAR: Endovascular aneurysm repair. A procedure to repair an aneurysm of the aorta. In EVAR a stent is placed in the aneurysmal area of the aorta. The procedure is similar to the placement of a stent in a coronary artery after angioplasty. An aortic aneurysm is a ballooning or widening of the aorta...
  11. Evening primrose oil Evening primrose oil
    Evening primrose oil: A natural source of essential fatty acids (EFOs). Evening primrose oil contains a higher level of arachnoidic acid than some other EFO sources, so people with seizure disorders may wish to avoid its use....
  12. Event Event
    Event: A set of outcomes. Cardiovascular events might include a heart attack and gastrointestinal events a GI bleed. The use of the term "event" in medicine comes from probability theory....
  13. Event, adverse Event, adverse
    Event, adverse: See: Adverse event....
  14. Evert Evert
    Evert: To turn outward or turn inside out. To evert the foot is to move its forepart away from the midline of the body. To evert a hollow organ is to turn it inside out. From the Latin evertere, from e- + vertere, to turn....
  15. Evertor Evertor
    Evertor: A muscle that turns a part toward the outside. To evert is to turn outward or turn inside out. From the Latin evertere, from e- + vertere, to turn....