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ecchymosis
small, flat hemorrhagic spots on the skin or mucous membranes

eclampsia
convulsions, unrelated to other cerebral conditions, in pregnant or puerperal women (women who have just given birth)

ectopic
located outside normal position, e.g., location of fetus in pregnancy

eczema
inflammatory skin condition

edema
abnormal accumulation of fluids within tissues

edematous dermatitis
skin irritation marked by an accumulation of watery fluid

ejaculatio praecox
premature ejaculation during sexual intercourse

electrolyte
substance in solution that conducts an electrical current

-ellus
in botany, diminutive, e.g., echinellus, minutely spiny

embolism
obstruction of a vessel by an abnormal body, usually a detached blood clot

embrocation
liniment; external application of a liniment

embryotoxic
poisonous to the developing embryo

emetic
substance causing vomiting

empyema
pus located in a body cavity

emulsion
system containing two unmixable liquids in which one is dispersed in the form of small globules throughout the other

endangiitis obliterans
inflammation of the inner blood vessel membrane leading to vessel occlusion

endogenous depression
depressive mental state not resulting from life events

endplate
termination, referring to a motor nerve fiber that enervates to a skeletal muscle fiber

-ensis
in botany, origin, country, or place of growth; e.g., texensis, found in Texas

enteral
referring to the inside of the intestinal tract

enteral absorption
absorption by means of the intestine

enteritis regionalis
localized inflammation of the intestine

enuresis nocturna
bed-wetting

epicondylitis
infection or inflammation of a projection from a long bone near the extremity

epidermis
superficial epithelial layers of the skin

epigastric
relating to the area immediately above the stomach

epilemma
interstitial sheath-like connective tissue in a peripheral nerve that separates the individual nerve fibers

epilepsy
chronic brain disorder associated with some seizures and, typically, alteration of consciousness

epileptiform convulsion
violent spasms; similar to those of epilepsy

erythema nodosum
acute inflammation of skin with red nodules

erythro-
in botany, reddish

-escens
in botany, process of becoming; e.g., florescens, blooming

essential oil
volatile terpene derivatives responsible for the odor or taste of a plant

-estris
in botany, place of growth; e.g., campestris, growing in the field

estrogen receptor site binding
site on the surface of a cell receiving estrogen from circulation

estrogen-like
exerting biological effects similar to the effect of estrogen

exanthem
rash, symptomatic of viral or bacterial diseases

exocrine pancreas insufficiency
inability of the pancreas to secrete enzymes into the gastrointestinal tract for the digestion of proteins and fat

expectorant
promoting mucous secretion of the bronchi or facilitating its expulsion

extrapyramidal
referring to brain structures other than those needed for motor activities

extrasystole
an ectopic or asynchronous beat from any source in the heart

exudative diathesis
a constitutional or inborn predisposition to loss of fluids

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