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  1. Endoscopic sphincterotomy Endoscopic sphincterotomy
    Endoscopic sphincterotomy: An operation to cut the muscle between the common bile duct and the pancreatic duct. The operation uses a catheter and a wire to remove gallstones or other blockages. Also called endoscopic papillotomy....
  2. Endoscopic ultrasound Endoscopic ultrasound
    Endoscopic ultrasound: Abbreviated EUS. A procedure that combines endoscopy and ultrasound to obtain images and information about the digestive tract and the surrounding tissue and organs. In EUS a small ultrasound transducer is installed on the tip of the endoscope allowing the transducer to get c...
  3. Endoscopy Endoscopy
    Endoscopy: Endoscopy is a broad term used to described examining the inside of the body using a lighted, flexible instrument called an endoscope. In general, an endoscope is introduced into the body through a natural opening like the mouth or anus. Although endoscopy can include examination of oth...
  4. Endoscopy, upper Endoscopy, upper
    Endoscopy, upper: A common type of endoscopy is upper endoscopy, also called esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD). In this procedure, a thin flexible instrument is advanced through the mouth to evaluate or treat problems of the esophagus, stomach, and beginning part of the small intestine. Endoscopy ...
  5. Endostatin Endostatin
    Endostatin: Endostatin is a piece (a fragment) of a protein, collagen 18, found in all blood vessels. This fragment is normally secreted by tumors. It appears to halt the process of developing new blood vessels (angiogenesis) which is necessary to tumor development. Endostatin may, it is hope...
  6. Endothelial Endothelial
    Endothelial: Relating to the endothelium, the layer of flat cells lining the closed spaces of the body such as the inside of blood vessels, lymphatic vessels, the heart, and body cavities. By contrast, the outside layer of cells that covers all the free, open surfaces of the body including the ski...
  7. Endothelial progenitor cell Endothelial progenitor cell
    Endothelial progenitor cell: A primitive cell made in the bone marrow that can enter the bloodstream and go to areas of blood vessel injury to help repair the damage. The number of endothelial progenitor cells in the blood is a risk factor for vascular disease. Depletion or senescence of endothelial...
  8. Endothelium Endothelium
    Endothelium: A layer of flat cells lining the closed internal spaces of the body such as the inside of blood vessels and lymphatic vessels (that convey the lymph, a milky fluid) and the heart. By contrast, the outside layer of cells that covers all the free, open surfaces of the body including the ...
  9. Endotherm Endotherm
    Endotherm: An endotherm is a warm-blooded animal (such as homo sapiens). Another term for us warm-blooded creatures is homeotherm. An endotherm or homeotherm is as opposed to a poikilotherm (an organism such as a frog that is cold-blooded) and a stenotherm (a creature that can only survive only wit...
  10. Endotracheal tube Endotracheal tube
    Endotracheal tube: A flexible plastic tube that is put in the mouth and then down into the trachea (the airway). The doctor inserts the tube under direct vision with the help of a laryngoscope. The procedure is called endotracheal intubation. The purpose is to ventilate the lungs. ...
  11. Endourologist Endourologist
    Endourologist: An endourologist is a urologist with special expertise in navigating, using endoscopic optical instruments and other tools, inside the kidney, ureter and bladder. Endourologists are specialists in treating diseases of these organs....
  12. Endovaginal ultrasound Endovaginal ultrasound
    Endovaginal ultrasound: This type of imaging test is a special form of ultrasound developed to examine the pelvic organs and is the best test for diagnosing an ovarian cyst. A cyst can be diagnosed based on its appearance on the ultrasound. An endovaginal ultrasound is a painless procedure that re...
  13. Endovascular aneurysm repair Endovascular aneurysm repair
    Endovascular aneurysm repair: Abbreviated (and most often called) EVAR. See: EVAR....
  14. Enediyne Enediyne
    Enediyne: A very potent and naturally occurring antibiotic that acts by cleaving DNA. The adverse effects of enediynes on cells include mutagenicity (increase mutation), halting mitois (cell division) by arresting the cell cycle, and inducing apoptosis (programmed cell death). Enediynes were first i...
  15. Enema Enema
    Enema: Liquid injected into the rectum. An enema may be used for therapeutic (such as to stimulate evacuation of the bowels) or diagnostic (such as imaging studies of the gastrointestinal tract - barium enema) purposes....