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  1. Edema, hereditary angioneurotic Edema, hereditary angioneurotic
    Edema, hereditary angioneurotic: A genetic form of angioedema. (Angioedema is also referred to as Quinke's disease.) Persons with it are born lacking an inhibitor protein (called C1 esterase inhibitor) that normally prevents activation of a cascade of proteins leading to the swelling of angioedema. ...
  2. Edema, lymphatic Edema, lymphatic
    Edema, lymphatic: See: Lymphedema>....
  3. Edentulism Edentulism
    Edentulism: Without teeth. Complete loss of all natural teeth can substantially reduce quality of life, self-image, and daily functioning....
  4. Edentulous Edentulous
    Edentulous: Being without teeth. Complete loss of all natural teeth can substantially reduce quality of life, self-image, and daily functioning....
  5. EDMD EDMD
    EDMD: Muscular dystrophy, Emery-Dreifuss....
  6. EDS (excessive daytime sleepiness) EDS (excessive daytime sleepiness)
    EDS (excessive daytime sleepiness): A neurological disorder marked by a sudden recurrent uncontrollable compulsion to sleep. Also known as narcolepsy. It is often associated with cataplexy (a sudden loss of muscle tone and paralysis of voluntary muscles associated with a strong emotion), sleep para...
  7. Edward B. Lewis Edward B. Lewis
    Edward B. Lewis: See: Lewis, Edward B....
  8. Edwards syndrome Edwards syndrome
    Edwards syndrome: Trisomy 18 syndrome. Children with the syndrome have an extra chromosome 18 with a characteristic pattern of multiple malformations and mental retardation. Features include low birth weight, small head (microcephaly), small jaw (micrognathia), malformations of the heart and kidneys...
  9. EECP EECP
    EECP: See: Enhanced external counterpulsation....
  10. EEE EEE
    EEE: Eastern equine encephalitis....
  11. EEG EEG
    EEG: Electroencephalogram, e technique for studying the electrical current within the brain. Electrodes are attached to the scalp. Wires attach these electrodes to a machine which records the electrical impulses. The results are either printed out or displayed on a computer screen. Electroenceph...
  12. EFEMP1 EFEMP1
    EFEMP1: A gene that encodes a protein with the long, complex name of EGF-containing fibulin-like extracellular matrix protein 1. EFEMP1 is now also known as FBLN3. See: FBLN3....
  13. Effacement Effacement
    Effacement: The thinning of the cervix which occurs before and while it dilates....
  14. Effect, founder Effect, founder
    Effect, founder: A population group with an unusual frequency of a gene due to there having been only a small number of original members ("founders") one or more of whom had that gene. For example, the gene for Huntington disease was introduced into the Lake Maracaibo region of Venezuela ...
  15. Effective dose Effective dose
    Effective dose: The dose of a drug that will achieve the desired effect....