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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «E»:

  1. Epicondylitis, lateral Epicondylitis, lateral
    Epicondylitis, lateral: See: Tennis elbow....
  2. Epidemic Epidemic
    Epidemic: The occurrence of more cases of a disease than would be expected in a community or region during a given time period. A sudden severe outbreak of a disease such as SARS. From the Greek "epi-", "upon" + "demos", "people or population" = "epidemos" = "upon the population." See also: Ende...
  3. Epidemic hemorrhagic fever Epidemic hemorrhagic fever
    Epidemic hemorrhagic fever: A number of diseases characterized by an abrupt onset of high fever and chills, headache, cold and cough, and pain in the muscles, joints and abdomen with nausea and vomiting followed by bleeding into the kidney and elsewhere. Known also as hemorrhagic fever with r...
  4. Epidemic myalgia Epidemic myalgia
    Epidemic myalgia: Also known as Bornholm disease, this is a temporary illness that is a result of virus infection. The disease features fever and intense abdominal and chest pains with headache. The chest pain is typically worsened by breathing or coughing. The illness usually lasts from 3 to ...
  5. Epidemic scorecard Epidemic scorecard
    Epidemic scorecard: A tally of epidemics. The scorecard, based on estimates from the World Health Organization in 2003, reads as follows: Tuberculosis: 8 million new cases and 2 million deaths a year. A third of the world population has TB. Drug-resistant incurable strains on the rise. Malaria: 30...
  6. Epidemic typhus Epidemic typhus
    Epidemic typhus: See: Typhus, epidemic....
  7. Epidemiologist Epidemiologist
    Epidemiologist: A person engaged in epidemiology (not confined to epidemics). Epidemiologists include people with an M.D., Ph.D., D.P.H. (Doctor of Public Health), M.P.H. (Master of Public Health), R.N., and a number of other degrees....
  8. Epidemiology, classical Epidemiology, classical
    Epidemiology, classical: The study of populations in order to determine the frequency and distribution of disease and measure risks. ...
  9. Epidemiology, clinical Epidemiology, clinical
    Epidemiology, clinical: Epidemiology focused specifically upon patients. Epidemiology is the study of populations in order to determine the frequency and distribution of disease and measure risks. ...
  10. Epidermal Epidermal
    Epidermal: Pertaining to the epidermis, the outermost layer of the skin....
  11. Epidermal growth factor Epidermal growth factor
    Epidermal growth factor: EGF....
  12. Epidermal growth factor receptor Epidermal growth factor receptor
    Epidermal growth factor receptor: EGFR....
  13. Epidermis Epidermis
    Epidermis: The upper or outer layer of the two main layers of cells that make up the skin. The epidermis is mostly made up of flat, scale-like cells called squamous cells. Under the squamous cells are round cells called basal cells. The deepest part of the epidermis also contains melanocytes. The...
  14. Epidermoid carcinoma Epidermoid carcinoma
    Epidermoid carcinoma: A type of lung cancer in which the cells are flat and look like fish scales. Also called squamous cell carcinoma. ...
  15. Epidermolysis bullosa Epidermolysis bullosa
    Epidermolysis bullosa: One in a group of blistering skin conditions. The skin is so fragile in people with epidermolysis bullosa that even minor rubbing may cause blistering. At times, the person may not be aware of rubbing or injuring the skin even though blisters develop. In severe epidermolysis b...