Medical Glossary E

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Medical Glossary E
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  1. general term for an itchy red rash that initially weeps or oozes serum and may become crusted, thickened, and scaly
    Eczema
  2. electroencephalogram
    EEG
  3. bubbling, rising in little bubbles of gas
    Effervescent
  4. ability to produce a desired effect
    Efficacy
  5. substances that, in solution, conduct an electric current and are decomposed by its passage
    Electrolytes
  6. abbreviation for elixir
    Elix
  7. sweetened, aromatic, hydroalcoholic liquids used when compounding oral medication
    Elixirs
  8. mass of undissolved matter present in a blood or lymphatic vessel and brought there by the blood or lymph
    Embolus
  9. mixtures of two liquids not mutually soluble
    Emulsions
  10. produced or originating from within a cell or organism
    Endogenous
  11. introduction of a solution into the rectum and colon to stimulate bowel activity and cause emptying of the lower intestine for feeding or therapeutic purposes; sometimes used to give anesthesia or to aid in radiographic studies
    Enema
  12. coated with a substance so the drug is dissolved and absorbed only in the small intestine
    Enteric-coated
  13. equal in power or force or value
    Equivalent
  14. estrogen replacement therapy
    ERT
  15. any natural or artificial substance that induces estrus and the development of female sex characteristics; more specifically, estrogenic hormones produced by the ovaries
    Estrogens
  16. ethyl alcohol
    ETOH
  17. elimination of waste products from the body
    Excretion
  18. agents, such as guaifenesin, that promote clearance of mucus from the respiratory tract
    Expectorants
  19. death or end of usefulness
    Expiration
  20. numbers on the far ends (front and back) of a ratio and proportion problem
    Extremes

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