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Exfoliative cytology

Microscopic examination of cells that have been shed from or scaled off the surface epithelium. Performed for diagnostic purposes.

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Excoriation

Abrasion of the skin or of the surface of any organ by trauma, chemical agents, burns, or other causes.

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Exanthems

Any eruption or rash of the skin (not the mucous membrane). Term often used to describe childhood or infectious rashes.…

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Electrodesiccation

Method of electrosurgery in which tissue is destroyed by dehydration with a probe generating a series of short, high-frequency electric…

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Effusion

Seeping of fluid into a body cavity or part.

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Effacement

Dilation of the cervix. The thinning or obliteration of the cervix during labor.

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Echocardiogram

Image produced by ultrasound examination of cardiac structures. An ultra-sonographic study of the motion of the walls or structures of…

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