Glossary

Eczema

Eczema is a dry skin condition that makes patches of your skin become dry, red and itchy. It can occur on just about any part of the body. However, in infants, eczema typically occurs on the forehead, cheeks, forearms, legs, scalp, and neck.

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EDTA

Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) is a synthetic solution that is used to pull toxins from the bloodstream.

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Efficacy

Efficacy quite simply means a product or services effectiveness or ability to produce the desired results as claimed.

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Electroencephalography

Electroencephalography is a neurological test that uses an electronic monitoring device to measure and record electrical activity in the brain.

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Electrolyte imbalance

Electrolytes are the chemicals in our blood stream that regulate the important functions of our bodies. When electrolytes dissolve in water they separate into positively and negatively charged ions. Nerve reactions and muscle function all depend on the proper exchange of these electrolyte ions inside and outside cells. Electrolyte imbalance may be triggered by:

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Electromagnetic field

Natural electromagnetic fields are present everywhere in the environment but are invisible to the human eye. Electric fields are produced by the build up of electric charges in the atmosphere. The Earth's magnetic field causes a compass needle to point in a north-south direction and is used by birds and fish for navigation.

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Electromyogram

An electromyogram (EMG) measures the electrical activity of muscles.

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Elevated jugular venous pressure

Jugular venous pressure is the indirectly observed pressure over the venous system.

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Embolism

An embolism is an obstruction in a blood vessel. An embolism occurs when an object or objects move from one part of the body to another by circulating through a blood vessel.

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Emesis

Emesis is quite simply an alternative name or description for vomiting.

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Endocrinologist

Endocrinology is the branch of medicine that diagnoses and treats diseases of the endocrine system.

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Endorphins

Endorphins are chemicals that are produced within our bodies that achieve a lot of positive things for us. Primarily they help control pain. They can also elevate our moods. Endorphins are the feel good hormones, so with an increased endorphin release there is usually an elated positive feeling.

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Enema

An enema is a procedure used for clearing the bowel and colon.

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Enzymes

One of the factors that define a living thing from an inanimate object is its ability to carry out chemical reactions that are crucial for its survival. None of these reactions are possible without enzymes.

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Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a brain disorder in which nerve cells in the brain sometimes send out an abnormal signal.

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Extravasation

Extravasation is an injury caused by leakage of solutions from the vein to the surrounding tissue spaces during intravenous administration.

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