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embolus

A clot or other type of material (e.g. air, tumor cells, bacteria) carried by the blood in a blood vessel and forced into a smaller blood vessel resulting in an obstruction in circulation.


encephalitis

Inflammation of the brain.

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brain  ;  inflammation

encephalomyelitis

Inflammation of the brain and spinal cord.

 

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brain  ;  inflammation  ;  spinal cord

encephalopathy

Any disease of the brain.

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brain  ;  disease

endothelium

The layer of epithelial cells that lines internal body structures such as the heart cavities, blood and lymph vessels, and some glands.

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blood  ;  epithelium

enhancement

An increased ability to see certain tissues after the injection of contrast material in the blood stream during  imaging procedures, e.g. X-ray, CT or MRI. 

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computed tomography (CT) ; magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) ; x-ray


enophthalmos

Posterior displacement of the eyeball into the bony orbit.

 

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posterior

epilepsy

Chronic brain disorder of various etiologies (i.e. causes or origins of the disease) characterized by recurrent unprovoked seizures. 

 
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brain  ;  disease  ;  seizure

epinephrine

A hormone synthesized in the adrenal medulla and released into the bloodstream during fight-or-flight response: stimulates muscle contraction of arteries and capillaries, increases blood pressure, stimulates the heart muscle, accelerates the heart rate, and increases cardiac output; also called adrenaline.

Related Words
adrenal gland  ;  norepinephrine

epiphysis cerebri

See pineal gland.

Related Words

pineal gland


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