Medical Dictionary Definitions A-Z List
Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «E»:
Enema, barium: See: Barium enema....
Enervate: 1. To remove part or all of a nerve, a procedure also
called a neurectomy.
2. To lose nervous energy and feel sapped of energy.
From the Latin enervare (e-, out of + nervare from nervus, nerve) = out of nerve....
Enervation: The act of enervating or the state of being enervated. See: Enervate....
Enfeeble: To make feeble or weaken. Years of chronic illness may leave someone enfeebled. The word enfeeble is not often used in medicine, perhaps because of a negative connotation of the word....
Engagement: This term in obstetrics refers to the sensation that a pregnant woman feels when the baby drops. This is the time when the presenting (the lowermost) part of the fetus descends and is engaged in the mother's pelvis.
Engagement is also called "lightening" because the pregnant woman feel...
ENGERIX-B: A vaccine against hepatitis B (hep B) to
stimulate the body's immune system to produce antibodies against the hep B virus. ...
Engram: An enduring change in the brain postulated to account for the persistence of memory. The term "engram" was coined in 1908 to denote the permanent trace left in the brain by a remembered stimulus, the lasting latent memory engraved into the psyche. A celebrated surrealist painting by the Spa...
Enhanced external counterpulsation
Enhanced external counterpulsation: A non-invasive out-patient treatment for heart disease and, in particular, for angina (chest pain
due to an inadequate supply of oxygen to the heart muscle). EECP is designed to relieve angina by improving perfusion in areas of the heart deprived of an adequate b...
Enkephalinase: See: Metallomembrane endopeptidase....
Enlarged heart: Enlargement of the heart. An enlarged heart is a descriptive term that is used to refer to the physical finding of an enlarged heart and is not a disease itself. Heart enlargement can be caused by a number of different conditions including diseases of the heart muscle or heart valves...
Enlarged liver: A liver that is greater
in size than normal. Enlarged liver is also known as hepatomegaly. Enlargement
of the liver can occur in a wide variety of diseases. Examples include
congestive heart failure, congenital diseases of metabolism, infections, tumors, and alcohol use....
Enlarged spleen: Splenomegaly, or an enlargement of the spleen. This condition
can occur with different medical conditions ranging from blood disorders to
infections and certain forms of cancer.
Enlarged thyroid: see goiter. ...
Enophthalmos: Sunken eyeball. ...
Enoxaparin: A low-molecular-weight version of heparin
which acts like heparin as an anticoagulant (anti-clotting) medication. Enoxaparin is used
to prevent thromboembolic complications (clots that travel from their site of origin
through the blood stream to clog up another vessel). Enoxaparin is als...