Category: E

  • Erb-Duchenne paralysis

    Paralysis resulting from the impairment of the fifth and sixth cervical spinal nerve pathways, leading to upper arm paralysis.  

  • Endemic neuritis

    Neuritis linked to beriberi, a condition that arises due to starvation and diets deficient in vitamin B. It was notably prevalent during the Second World War, particularly in Japanese prison camps.  

  • Electrocardiographic lead

    A wire is connected to specific areas on the body and then linked to an electrocardiogram to capture the tiny electrical impulses produced by the heart muscle during contraction. These wires are utilized by cardiologists to identify heart irregularities. Some patients might feel uneasy when these wires are connected to them. However, their concerns are…

  • Exploratory incision

    A cut made to aid in diagnosis.  

  • Eyestrain

    Eye discomfort and fatigue caused by overuse or unaddressed vision issues usually go away after a good night’s sleep.  

  • Extreme unction

    In the Roman Catholic Church, a sacrament given to individuals who are at risk of dying is commonly referred to as “anointing of the sick,” a term that is now favored over the older expression “extreme unction.”  

  • Extra-uterine pregnancy

    A pregnancy in which the fetus develops outside the uterus. This can happen in the Fallopian tube, ovary, or abdominal cavity.  

  • Exhibitionist

    An individual with an addiction to exhibitionism. In casual language, it can also describe someone who frequently shows off or seeks attention.  

  • Esophagoduodenostomy

    A surgical procedure involving the removal of a significant portion of the esophagus, with the severed end then connected to the duodenum.  

  • Erythroderma maculosa perstans

    A form of psoriasis characterized by small, approximately half-inch-sized affected areas that lack significant scaling.