Medical Dictionary Definitions A-Z List
Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «E»:
Ear, slanted: An ear that is slanted more than usual.
Technically, an ear is slanted when the angle of the slope of the auricle is more than 15
degrees from the perpendicular. Also called a malrotated ear Considered a minor anomaly.
The presence of 2 or more minor anomalies in a child increases the ...
Earache: Pain in the ear. This can occur because of conditions within the ear itself, the ear canal, or the visible external portion of the ear. Acute infection of the middle ear, medically called acute otitis media, is inflammation of the middle ear and is the most frequent diagnosis in sick childr...
Eardrum: The tympanic membrane of the ear, or tympanum, the membrane that separates the middle ear from the external ear....
Early-onset familial Alzheimer disease
Early-onset familial Alzheimer disease: See: Alzheimer disease, early-onset familial....
Earthquake supplies kit
Earthquake 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 end...
Eastern equine encephalitis
Eastern equine encephalitis: Abbreviated EEE. A mosquito-born viral disease. The EEE virus normally is found in freshwater swamp birds and mosquitoes that do not bite people. However, the virus is occasionally transmitted to other types of mosquitoes capable of biting horses and people. The risk of ...
Eat Right 4 Your Type Diet
Eat Right 4 Your Type Diet: The Eat Right 4 Your Type Diet is a weight loss plan based
upon the concept that your blood
type (referring to the ABO blood types: O, A, B, and AB) influences the foods that will be healthiest for you and which foods will be "empty" calories that add up to...
EB (epidermolysis bullosa)
EB (epidermolysis bullosa): See: Epidermolysis bullosa....
EBA (epidermolysis bullosa acquisita)
EBA (epidermolysis bullosa acquisita):
See: Epidermolysis bullosa acquisita....
EBCT (electron beam computerized tomography)
EBCT (electron beam computerized tomography): A new (and controversial) noninvasive test for the detection of coronary artery disease (CAD).
EBCT, or Ultrafast CT (as the technique will be termed here) is designed to measure calcium deposits in the coronary arteries.
In patients with CAD, the plaqu...
EBM: Evidence-based medicine....
Ebola virus: A notoriously deadly virus that causes fearsome symptoms, the most prominent being high fever and massive internal bleeding. Ebola virus kills as many as 90% of the people it infects. It is one of the viruses that is capable of causing hemorrhagic (bloody) fever.
Epidemics of Ebola vir...
EBS (epidermolysis bullosa simplex)
EBS (epidermolysis bullosa simplex): See: Epidermolysis bullosa simplex....
EBV: Epstein-Barr virus, best known as the cause of infectious mononucleosis ("mono").
Infection with EBV is characterized by fatigue and general
malaise. Infection with EBV is fairly common and is usually a transient and minor thing. However, in some individuals EBV can trigger chronic illness, i...
EC: 1. Endocannabinoid.
3. Embryonal carcinoma....