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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «E»:

  1. Embryonal carcinoma Embryonal carcinoma
    Embryonal carcinoma: A malignant germ cell tumor that occurs most often in the testes and accounts for about 40% of testicular tumors. Under the microscope, these tumors may resemble tissues of early embryos. This type of tumor can grow rapidly and spread outside the testicle. Embryonal carcinoma o...
  2. Embryonic hemoglobin Embryonic hemoglobin
    Embryonic hemoglobin: Hemoglobin E, the normal embryonic hemoglobin, the main type of hemoglobin found in the human embryo. The E stands for embryonic and also for epsilon, the chain unique to embryonic hemoglobin (which was originally known as Gower-2)....
  3. Emergency birth control Emergency birth control
    Emergency birth control: See: Emergency contraception....
  4. Emergency code Emergency code
    Emergency code: While there is no formal definition for a "Code," doctors often use the term as slang to refer to a patient in cardiopulmonary arrest , requiring a team of providers (sometimes called a "code team") to rush to the specific location and begin immediate resuscitative efforts. The ...
  5. Emergency contraception Emergency contraception
    Emergency contraception: The prevention of pregnancy after unprotected vaginal intercourse. Emergency contraception may use drugs related to the female hormones estrogen and progesterone. These "morning-after pill" are similar to birth control pills but generally contain higher hormone doses. Anothe...
  6. Emergency department Emergency department
    Emergency department: The department of a hospital responsible for the provision of medical and surgical care to patients arriving at the hospital in need of immediate care. Emergency department personnel may also respond to certain situations within the hospital such cardiac arrests. The emergency ...
  7. Emergency medical technician Emergency medical technician
    Emergency medical technician: A person trained in the performance of the procedures required in emergency medical care. You are most likely to find an EMT working with a mobile emergency response team, such as an ambulance or fire and rescue team. Some EMTs are employed in emergency rooms, or a...
  8. Emergency physician Emergency physician
    Emergency physician: A physician focused on the immediate decision making and action necessary to prevent death or any further disability both in the prehospital setting by directing emergency medical technicians and in the emergency department. The emergency physician provides immediate recognitio...
  9. Emergency postcoital contraception Emergency postcoital contraception
    Emergency postcoital contraception: See: Emergency contraception....
  10. Emergency supplies kit Emergency supplies kit
    Emergency 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 ...
  11. Emerging infectious disease Emerging infectious disease
    Emerging infectious disease: An infectious disease that has newly appeared in a population or that has been known for some time but is rapidly increasing in incidence or geographic range. Examples of emerging infectious diseases include: Ebola virus (first outbreaks in 1976 and the discovery of th...
  12. Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy
    Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy: See: Muscular dystrophy, Emery-Dreifuss....
  13. Emesis Emesis
    Emesis: Vomiting. An emesis basin is usually kept handy for surgery patients recovering from general anesthesia since nausea and vomiting are common in that situation. From the Greek emein (to vomit), from the Indo-European root wem- (to vomit), the source of the words such as wamble (to feel na...
  14. Emetic Emetic
    Emetic: Something that causes emesis, that makes you want to vomit. For example, ipecac is an emetic. From the Greek emein (to vomit), from the Indo-European root wem- (to vomit), the source of the words such as wamble (to feel nauseated) and vomit. See also: Antiemetic....
  15. Emetophobia Emetophobia
    Emetophobia: An abnormal and persistent fear of vomiting. Sufferers of emetophobia experience undue anxiety even though they realize their fear is irrational. They usually are especially worried about vomiting in public and embarrassing themselves. Consequently, they often avoid office meetings, ban...