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Erythrocyte sedimentation rate
Erythrocyte sedimentation rate- a measure of the time it takes for red blood cells to collect at the bottom of a sample of blood; an elevated rate may mean that there is inflammation somewhere in the body
Esophageal varices
Esophageal varices- swollen veins in the lower esophagus and possibly the upper part of the stomach; can cause vomiting of blood and passing of black stool
Esophagus- a tube-shaped canal in the digestive tract, connecting the throat to the stomach
Essential Amino Acids
Essential Amino Acids- These are not synthesized in the body, so have to be supplied in the diet, they are indespensable for growth & well being.
Estrogen- a group of hormones (produced mainly in the ovaries) that are necessary for female sexual development and reproductive functioning
Exercise stress test
Exercise stress test- the monitoring of the heart during strenuous exercise, usually on a treadmill or exercise bicycle, to evaluate how the heart responds to stress
Exercise thallium test
Exercise thallium test- an imaging test performed during and after an exercise stress test to evaluate functioning of the heart muscles
Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy
Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy- a procedure performed to destroy kidney stones using external shock waves
Extradural anesthesia
Extradural anesthesia- injection of an anesthetic into the space outside the dura mater, the fibrous membrane that envelops the spinal cord
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