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  1. Effects, fetal rubella Effects, fetal rubella
    Effects, fetal rubella: The constellation of abnormalities, also called the rubella syndrome, caused by infection with the rubella (German measles) A virus before birth. The syndrome is characterized by multiple congenital malformations (birth defects) and mental retardation. The individual feat...
  2. Efferent Efferent
    Efferent: Carrying away. An artery is an efferent vessel carrying blood away from the heart. An efferent nerve carries impulses away from the central nervous system. The opposite of efferent is afferent....
  3. Efferent nerve Efferent nerve
    Efferent nerve: A nerve that carries impulses away from the central nervous system (CNS). An efferent nerve is the opposite of an afferent nerves that carries impulses toward the CNS....
  4. Efferent vessel Efferent vessel
    Efferent vessel: A vessel carrying blood away from the heart. An artery or arteriole....
  5. Effusion Effusion
    Effusion: Too much fluid, an outpouring of fluid. A hemorrhagic effusion is one that has blood within the fluid. A pericardial effusion is an outpouring of fluid within the fibrous sac (the pericardium) that surrounds the heart. The lungs are covered by two-layered membranes which are called th...
  6. Effusion, pericardial Effusion, pericardial
    Effusion, pericardial: See: Pericardial effusion....
  7. Effusion, pleural Effusion, pleural
    Effusion, pleural: See: Pleural effusion....
  8. EGD EGD
    EGD: Esophagogastroduodenoscopy....
  9. EGF EGF
    EGF: Epidermal growth factor. A polypeptide (small protein) that is a powerful mitogen. (It stimulates cells to enter mitosis, cell division. ) EGF promotes cell growth and differentiation, is essential in embryogenesis, and is important in wound healing. It is produced by many normal cell types an...
  10. EGFR EGFR
    EGFR: Epidermal growth factor receptor. A protein found on the surface of cells to which epidermal growth factor (EGF) binds. When EGF attaches to EGFR, it activates the enzyme tyrosine kinase, triggering reactions that cause the cells to grow and multiply. EGFR is found at abnormally high levels o...
  11. Egg Egg
    Egg: Ovum (plural: ova). ...
  12. Egg donor Egg donor
    Egg donor: A woman who provides her own eggs for another woman or couple to use in creating a pregnancy through in vitro fertilization. Egg donors may be paid for their services, and both known and anonymous egg donors may be used in the IVF process. For a woman to serve as an egg donor, she must...
  13. Egg sac Egg sac
    Egg sac: The "egg sac" or ovary is one of a pair of reproductive glands in women. They are located in the pelvis, one on each side of the uterus. Each ovary is about the size and shape of an almond. The ovaries have two functions: production of eggs (ova) and female hormones. Each month, during the ...
  14. Ehlers-Danlos syndrome Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
    Ehlers-Danlos syndrome: A heritable disorder of connective tissue with easy bruising, joint hypermobility (loose joints), skin laxity, and weakness of tissues. There are a number of different types of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) which share the foregoing features but can be categorized into at le...
  15. Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type VIIC Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type VIIC
    Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type VIIC: See: Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, dermatosparaxis type....