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  1. Exercise, aerobic Exercise, aerobic
    Exercise, aerobic: Brisk physical activity requiring the heart and lungs to work harder to meet the body's increased oxygen demand. Aerobic exercise promotes the circulation of oxygen through the blood. Examples of aerobic exercise include running, swimming and cycling....
  2. Exercise, isometric Exercise, isometric
    Exercise, isometric: Exercise involving muscular contractions without movement of the involved parts of the body. Isometric exercise is one method of muscular exercise. In contrast, isotonic exercise occurs when a contracting muscle shortens against a constant load, as when lifting a weight. Isomet...
  3. Exercise, isotonic Exercise, isotonic
    Exercise, isotonic: Exercise when a contracting muscle shortens against a constant load, as when lifting a weight. Isometric exercise is one method of muscular exercise. In contrast, isotonic exercise is when muscular contractions occur without movement of the involved parts of the body. Isotonic co...
  4. Exercise, passive Exercise, passive
    Exercise, passive: Movement of the body, usually of the limbs, without effort by the patient. The patient is passive....
  5. Exercise-induced asthma Exercise-induced asthma
    Exercise-induced asthma: Asthma that is "triggered" by vigorous physical activity. Exercise-induced asthma tends particularly to affect children and young adults (because of their high level of physical activity) but can occur at any age. Exercise-induced asthma is initiated by the process of ...
  6. Exercise-induced bronchospasm Exercise-induced bronchospasm
    Exercise-induced bronchospasm: Also called exercise- induced asthma, this is asthma that is triggered by vigorous physical activity. Exercise-induced asthma tends particularly to affect children and young adults (because of their high level of physical activity) but can occur at any age. Exer...
  7. Exfoliate Exfoliate
    Exfoliate: 1) To peal off scaly skin spontaneously. The skin exfoliates from the palms and soles in Kawasaki's disease and Reiter's syndrome. 2) To deliberately wear away the top layer of skin, as many be done gently by a facial technologist who is applying a topical skin treatment for cosmetic ...
  8. Exfoliation syndrome Exfoliation syndrome
    Exfoliation syndrome: See: Pseudoexfoliation syndrome....
  9. Exhaustion, heat Exhaustion, heat
    Exhaustion, heat: A warning that the body is getting too hot. The person may be thirsty, giddy, weak, uncoordinated, nauseous, and sweating profusely. The body temperature is usually normal and the pulse is normal or raised. The skin is cold and clammy. Although heat exhaustion often is caused by t...
  10. Exhibitionism Exhibitionism
    Exhibitionism ("Flashing"): Exhibitionism is characterized by intense, sexually arousing fantasies, urges or behaviors involving exposure of the individual's genitals to an unsuspecting stranger. The individual with this problem, sometimes called a "flasher," feels a need to s...
  11. EXIT EXIT
    EXIT: Stands for ex utero intrapartum treatment. Surgery on the fetus may be done after a Cesarean section, but before the cord is cut, so that the fetus is sustained by the mother's placenta and does not have to breath on its own. This method is employed when the fetus suffers from a congenital def...
  12. Exocrine Exocrine
    Exocrine: Pertaining to the secretion of a substance out through a duct. The exocrine glands include the salivary glands, sweat glands and glands within the gastrointestinal tract. Exocrine is as opposed to endocrine which refers to the secretion of a substance (a hormone) into the bloodstream. The ...
  13. Exocrine gland Exocrine gland
    Exocrine gland: A gland that secretes a substance out through a duct. The exocrine glands include the salivary glands, sweat glands and glands within the gastrointestinal tract. The exocrine glands are the "glands of external secretion."...
  14. Exogenous Exogenous
    Exogenous: Originating from outside the organism. Insulin taken by a diabetic is exogenous insulin....
  15. Exogenous DNA Exogenous DNA
    Exogenous DNA: DNA originating outside an organism....