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24 Topic Pages Found in Health and starting with the letter E
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Open Ear

organ of hearing and equilibrium. The human ear consists of outer, middle, and inner parts. The outer ear is the visible portion; it includes the

Open Eating disorders
Eating disorders

The term ‘eating disorders’ covers OBESITY , feeding problems in childhood, anorexia nervosa, and bulimia nervosa. The latter two are described here.

Open Ebola

( ēbō'lə ), a member of a family ( Filovidae ) of RNA viruses that cause hemorrhagic fevers. The virus, named for the region in Congo (Kinshasa) where


Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is commonly found in people with a family history of eczema, hay fever, or asthma. As with asthma, a variety of


( ĭdē'mə ), abnormal accumulation of fluid in the body tissues or in the body cavities causing swelling or distention of the affected parts. Edema of

Open Elder abuse
Elder abuse

Elder abuse is a broad concept that refers to a wide range of victimizations experienced by older adults. Unfortunately, a uniform definition of elder


( ĭlĕk´´trōkärdēŏg'rəfē ), science of recording and interpreting the electrical activity that precedes and is a measure of the action of heart

electroconvulsive therapy

in psychiatry, treatment of mood disorders by means of electricity; the broader term "shock therapy" also includes the use of chemical agents. The


( əlĕk´´trōĕnsĕf´´əlŏg'rafē ), science of recording and analyzing the electrical activity of the brain . Electrodes, placed on or just under the

Open embryo

( ĕm'brēō ), name for the developing young of an animal or plant. In its widest definition, the embryo is the young from the moment of fertilization