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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «E»:

  1. Enema, barium Enema, barium
    Enema, barium: See: Barium enema....
  2. Enervate Enervate
    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....
  3. Enervation Enervation
    Enervation: The act of enervating or the state of being enervated. See: Enervate....
  4. Enfeeble Enfeeble
    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....
  5. Engagement Engagement
    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...
  6. ENGERIX-B ENGERIX-B
    ENGERIX-B: A vaccine against hepatitis B (hep B) to stimulate the body's immune system to produce antibodies against the hep B virus. ...
  7. Engram Engram
    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...
  8. Enhanced external counterpulsation 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...
  9. Enkephalinase Enkephalinase
    Enkephalinase: See: Metallomembrane endopeptidase....
  10. Enlarged heart Enlarged heart
    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...
  11. Enlarged liver Enlarged liver
    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....
  12. Enlarged spleen Enlarged spleen
    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. ...
  13. Enlarged thyroid Enlarged thyroid
    Enlarged thyroid: see goiter. ...
  14. Enophthalmos Enophthalmos
    Enophthalmos: Sunken eyeball. ...
  15. Enoxaparin Enoxaparin
    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...