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Interpretation

E East
edema
effective
enema
eosinophil
Escherichia
evaluation
evening
expired
eye
EA Emergency Assistance
educational age
early amniocentesis
epidural anesthesia
episodic ataxia
erythrocyte antibody
E&A evaluate and advise
EAA electrothermal atomic absorption
essential amino acids
EAB elective abortion
Ethics Advisory Board
Enumeration at Birth
EAC external auditory canal
Ehrlich's ascites carcinoma
endometrioid adenocarcinoma
erythema annulari centrifugum
esophageal adenocarcinoma
EADL extended activities of daily living
EADs early after-depolarizations
EAE experimental allergic encephalomyelitis
eAG estimated average glucose
EAHF eczema, allergy, and hay fever
EAL electronic artificial larynx
EAM external auditory meatus
EAP Early Access Program
Employment Assistance Programs
erythrocyte acid phosphatase
EAR estimated average requirement
excess absolute risk
EART extended abdominal radiation therapy
EAS European Atherosclerosis Society
external anal sphincter
EAST external rotation, abduction stress test
EAT Eating Attitudes Test
EAU experimental autoimmune uveitis
EB eosinophilic bronchitis
epidermolysis bullosa
Epstein-Barr
EBA epidermolysis bullosa acquisita
EBB Endobronchial biopsy
EBBS equal bilateral breath sounds
EBC early breast cancer
endoscopic brush cytology
EBCPGS evidence-based clinical practice guidelines
EBCT electon-beam computed tomography
EBD endocardial border delineation
endoscopic balloon dilation
EBE equal bilateral expansion
EBEA Epstein-Barr early antigen
EBF erythroblastosis fetalis
EBG evidence-based guidelines
EBL endoscopic band ligation
estimated blood loss
EBM evidence-based medicine
expressed breast milk
EBNA Epstein-Barr nuclear antigen
EBO evidence-based outcomes
EBP Evidence Based Practice
electric breast pump
epidural blood patch
EBR external beam radiotherapy
eye-blink rate
EBRs evidence-based recommendations
EBS epidermolysis bullosa simplex
elastic back strap
electric brain stimulation
EBT electron beam tomography
EBUS endobronchial ultrasonography
EBV Epstein-Barr virus
EC eye care
electrical cardioversion
electrocautery
extracellular
eyes closed
E & C education and counseling
ECA enteric coated aspirin
Epidemiological Catchment Area
ethacrynic acid
ECAD extracorporeal albumin dialysis
e-CAM electronic Compilation of Analytical Methods
ECASA enteric coated aspirin
ECBD exploration of common bile duct
ECC early childhood caries
edema, clubbing, and cyanosis
emergency cardiac care
estimated creatinine clearance
external cardiac compression
ECCE extracapsular cataract extraction
ECD electron capture dissociation
endocardial cushion defect
equivalent current dipole
ECE endothelin-converting enzyme
ECF epirubicin, cisplatin, and fluorouracil
extended care facility
ECG electrocardiogram
ECHO echocardiogram
ECI extracorporeal irradiation
EC/IC extracranial/intracranial
ECL electrochemiluminescence
endothelial cell loss
extracorporeal lithotripsy
ECM erythema chronicum migrans
esophagocardiomyotomy
ECN extended care nursery
ECP effective conduction period
emergency care provider
emergency contraceptive pills
ECR emergency chemical restraint
ECS elective cosmetic surgery
electrocerebral silence
ECT electroconvulsive therapy
ECU electrocautery unit
emergency care unit
emotional care units
ECV emergency center visits
ECW extracellular water
ED eating disorder
education
effective dose
elbow disarticulation
emergency department
emotional disorder
epidural
erectile dysfunction
extensive disease
EDA elbow disarticulation
EDB extensor digitorum brevis
early dry breakfast
EDC effective dynamic compliance
electronic data capture
end diastolic counts
estimated date of conception
ED&C electrodesiccation and curettage
EDD endothelium-dependent dilation
esophageal detector device
expected date of delivery
EDENT edentulous
EDF eosinophil differentiation factor
elongation, derotation, and flexion
EDH epidural hematoma
extradural hematoma
EDI Eating Disorders Inventory
EDL extensor digitorum longus
EDM early diastolic murmur
EDNO endothelium-related nitric oxide
ED-OU emergency department/observation unit
EDP emergency department physician
EDQ extensor digiti quinti
EDR edrophonium
excalating dose regimen
extreme drug resistance
EDS Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
excessive daytime somnolence
EDT exposure duration threshold
EDU education
eating disorder unit
EDV end-diastolic velocity
end-diastolic volume
EDW estimated dry weight
EE emetic episodes
emotional exhaustion
end to end
energy expenditure
external ear
E & E eyes and ears
EEA electroencephalic audiometry
EEC epithelial cells
Escherichia coli
ectrodactyly-ectodermal dysplasia
EEE eastern equine encephalomyelitis
edema, erythema, and exudate
external eye examination
EEG electroencephalogram
EELS electron energy loss spectrometry
EEN estimated energy needs
EENT eyes, ears, nose, and throat
EEP end expiratory pressure
EER extended endocardial resection
EES extraosseous Ewing sarcoma
EET early exercise testing
EEUS-NA endoscopic esophageal ultrasound-guided needle aspiration
EEV extracellular enveloped virus
encephalosis virus
encircling endocardial ventriculotomy
EF ejection fraction
ectopic focus
eccentric fixation
endurance factor
erythroblastosis fetalis
EFA essential fatty acid
estimated fetal age
EFBW estimate fetal body weight
EFD episode free day
EFE endocardial fibroelastosis
endogenous fungal endophthalmitis
EFF effacement
EFI extended-field irradiation
EFHBM eosinophilic fibrohistiocytic lesion of bone marrow
EFM electronic fetal monitor
EFR effective filtration rate
EFS event-free survival
EFV efavirenz
EFW estimated fetal weight
EGA esophageal gastric airway
estimated gestational age
EGB endoscopic grasp biopsy
external geniculate body
extract of Ginkgo biloba
EGb extract of Ginkgo biloba
EGC early gastric carcinoma
EGFR epidermal growth factor receptor
EGD esophagogastroduodenoscopy
EGF epidermal growth factor
EGG electrogastrography
EDJ esophagogastric junction
EGL eosinophilic granuloma of the lung
EGS ethylene glycol succinate
EGTA esophageal gastric tube airway
EH eccentric hypertrophy
educationally handicapped
enlarged heart
essential hypertension
EHB elevate head of bed
EHC enterohepatic circulation
EHD electronic home detention
EHE epithelioid hemangioendothelioma
EHF epidemic hemorrhagic fever
EHH episodic hypothermia with hyperhidrosis
EHI extertional heat illness
EHL electrohydraulic lithotripsy
EHO extrahepatic portal venous obstruction
EHPH extrahepatic portal hypertension
EHR electronic health record
EHS Early Head Start
electrical hypersensitivity
employee health service
EHT Ectopic hamartomatous thymoma
essential hypertension
electrohydrothermosation
EI early intervention
entry inhibitor
environmental illness
E/I expiratory to inspiratory
EIA enzyme immunoassay
exercise induced asthma
Exercise-induced anaphylaxis
EIAB extracranial-intracranial arterial bypass
EIAC enzyme-inducing anticonvulsants
EIAD extended-interval aminoglycoside dosing
EIAV equine infectious anemia virus
EIB exercise-induced bronchospasm
EIC early ischemic change
electrical impedance cardiography
epidermal inclusion cyst
EID electroimmunodiffusion
EIEC enteroinvasive Escherichia coli
EIL elective induction of labor
EIN Employer Identification Number
EIOA excessive intake of alcohol
EIP Early Intervention Program
elective interruption of pregnancy
EIR entomological inoculation rate
early insulin response
EIS electrical impedance scanning
energy intakes
European Infarction Study
EIT electrical impedance tomography
EIV external iliac vein
EJ ejection
elbow jerk
external jugular
EJB ectopic junctional beat
EJN extended jaundice of newborn
EJP excitatory junction potential
EJV external jugular vein
EK Electrophoretic karyotype
enamel knot
enkephalin
erythrokinase
EKC epidemic keratoconjunctivitis
EKG electrocardiogram
EKO echoencephalogram
EL exercise limit
exploratory laparotomy
E-L external lids
ELA endotoxin-like activity
Establishment License Application
ELB early light breakfast
elbow
ELC earlobe creases
ELD end-of-life decision
ELEC elective
ELF elective low forceps
endoscopic laser foraminotomy
epithelial lining fluid
ELG endolumenal gastroplication
ELH endolymphatic hydrops
equine luteinizing hormone
ELI endomyocardial lymphocytic infiltrates
ELIG eligible
ELIOT electron intraoperative treatment
ELISA enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
ELITT endometrial laser intrauterine thermal therapy
Elix elixir
ELM epiluminescent microscopy
ELND elective lymph node dissection
ELOP estimated length of program
ELOS estimated length of stay
ELP electrophoresis
ELR Electronic Laboratory-Based Reporting
epidermal cell-lymphocyte reaction
elevating leg rests
ELS Eaton-Lambert syndrome
ELT endoscopic laser therapy
ELVIS Enzyme-Linked Virus Inducible System
EM early memory
ejection murmur
electron microscope
emergency medicine
E/M Evaluation and Management
EMA early morning awakening
eMAR electronic medication administration record
EMB endometrial biopsy
endomyocardial biopsy
EMBx endomyocardial biopsy
EMC encephalomyocarditis
endometrial currettage
EMD electromechanical dissociation
EME early myoclonic encephalopathy
extreme medical emergency
EMF elective midforceps
electromagnetic field
electromagnetic flow
endomyocardial fibrosis
EMG electromyograph
emergency
EMI educably mentally impaired
elderly and mentally infirm
EML endoscopic mechanical lithotripsy
equilibrium mean length
essential medicines lists
EMMA eye-movement measuring apparatus
EMMV extended mandatory minute ventilation
EmOC emergency obstetric care
EMP electromolecular propulsion
EMR educable mentally retarded
electrical muscle stimulation
electronic medical record
emergency mechanical restraint
empty, measure, and record
EMS early morning specimen
early morning stiffness
emergency medical services
EMT emergency medical technician
EMU early morning urine
EMV equine morbilli virus
eye, motor, verbal
EMW electromagnetic waves
EMZL extranodal marginal-zone lymphoma
EN enema
enteral nutrition
ENA extractable nuclear antigen
ENB esthesioneuroblastoma
ENC encounter
endothelial cells
encourage
ENDO endodontia
endodontics
endoscopy
ENF enflurane
Enfuvirtide
ENG electronystagmogram
engorged
ENL enlarged
ENMG electroneuromyography
ENMT ears, nose, mouth, and throat
ENOG electroneurography
eNOS endothelial nitric oxide synthase
ENP extractable nucleoprotein
ENRD endoscopy-negative reflux disease
ENS enteric nervous system
ENT ears, nose, throat
ENVD elevated new vessels on the disk
ENZ enzyme
EO eosinophil
eyes open
early onset
Endogenous opioids
eosinophils
epididymo-orchitis
elbow orthosis
E & O errors and omissions
EOA erosive osteoarthritis
examine, opinion, and advice
EOB edge of bed
end of bed
explanation of benefits
EOC Emergency Operations Center
enema of choice
EOD early-onset disease
end of day
end organ damage
extent of disease
EOE Equal Opportunity Employer
EOG electro-oculogram
electo-olfactogram
EOIT end of initial treatment
EOLC end-of-life-care
EOM error of measurement
external otitis media
extraocular movement
EOO external oculomotor ophthalmoplegia
EOP end-of-phase
EOR emergency operating room
end of range
EOS end of session
end of study
EP ectopic pregnancy
electronic prescribing
electrophysiologic
elopement precaution
endogenous pyrogen
E&P estrogen and progesterone
EPA eicosapentaenoic acid
Environmental Protection Agency
E-panel electrolyte panel
EPB extensor pollicis brevis
EPC Evidence-based Practice Center
endothelial progenitor cell
Enhanced primary care
external pneumatic compression
Early Prostate Cancer
EPD electrode placement device
EPEC enteropathogenic Escherichia coli
EPEs extrapyramidal effects
EPF endoscopic plantar fasciotomy
EPG electronic pupillography
EPHI electronic protected health information
EPI echoplanar imaging
epinephrine
epitheloid cells
EPIC etoposide, prednisolone, ifosfamide, and cisplatin
EPID epidural
EPIG epigastric
EPIS epileptic postictal sleep
episiotomy
epith. epithelial
EPL early pregnancy loss
effective patient's life
EPM electronic pacemaker
EPN emphysematous pyelonephritis
entomopathogenic nematode
EPO epoetin alfa
evening primrose oil
EPP erythropoietic protoporphyria
EPQ Exercise Participation Questionnaire
EPR electronic prescription record
electron paramagnetic resonance
epirubicin
estimated protein requirement
EPS electrolyte-polyethylene glycol solution
EPSA evoked potential signal averaging
EPSCCA extrapulmonary small cell carcinoma
EPSDT early periodic screening, diagnosis, and treatment
EPSE extrapyramidal side effects
EPSP excitatory postsynaptic potential
EPSS E point septal separation
extrapyramidal signs
EPT electroporation therapy
endpoint temperature
EPT early pregnancy test
EQC equivalent quality control
ER emergency room
end range
estrogen receptors
extended release
external resistance
external rotation
E & R equal and reactive
ER+ estrogen receptor-positive
ER- estrogen receptor-negative
ERA environmental risk assessment
estrogen receptor assay
ERBD endoscopic retrograde biliary drainage
ERC endoscopic retrograde
ERD early retirement with disability
erectile dysfunction
ERE external rotation in extension
ERF external rotation in flexion
ERG electroretinogram
ERI elective replacement indicator
ERL effective refractory length
ERM epiretinal membrane
ERN error-related negativity
ERO effective regurgitant orifice
ERP effective refractory period
emergency room physician
endocardial resection procedure
ERS endoscopic retrograde sphincterotomy
ERT estrogen replacement therapy
ERUS endorectal ultrasound
ERV early revascularization
ERYTH erythromycin
ES electrical stimulation
embryonic stem
emergency service
end-to-side
excessive sleepiness
extra strength
ESA endocardial surface area
epidermal surface antigen
Erythropoietin Stimulating Agents
early systolic acceleration
ESBL extended-spectrum beta-lactamases
ESC embryonic stem cells
end systolic counts
ESD early supported discharge
Emergency Services Department
ESE Exercise stress echocardiography
ESF external skeletal fixation
ESI electric source imaging
ESKD end-stage kidney disease
ESL English as a second language
ESM ejection systolic murmur
ESN educationally subnormal
ESO esophagus
esotropia
ESP endometritis, salpingitis, and peritonitis
end-systolic pressure
especially
ESR early sheath removal
electron spin resonance
ESS emotional, spiritual, and social
endometrial stromal sarcoma
EST Eastern Standard Time
endodermal sinus tumor
electroshock therapy
established patient
estimated
E-stim electrical stimulation
ESTs expressed sequence tags
ESU electrosurgical unit
ESWL extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy
ESWT extracorporeal shock wave therapy
ET ejection time
essential tremor
embryo transfer
endocrine therapy
endotoxin
endotracheal
esotropia
exposure time
et and
ETA endotracheal airway
ETAC early treatment of the atopic child
et al and others
ETBD etiology to be determined
ETC and so forth
Emergency and Trauma Center
endoscopic tissue culture
ETD electron transfer dissociation
ETE end-to-end
ETF early treatment failure
ETG Episodic Treatment Group
ETH elixir terpin hydrate
ethanol
ETI ejective time index
endotracheal intubation
ETKTM every test known to man
ETL echo train length
expiratory threshold loading
ETO estimated time of ovulation
ethylene oxide
ETP elective termination of pregnancy
ETS elevated toilet seat
endotracheal suction
end-to-side
ETT endotracheal tube
endurance treadmill test
esophageal transit time
ETU emergency and trauma unit
emergency treatment unit
ETV endoscopic third ventriculostomy
ETX endotoxin
enterotoxin
ethosuximide
etiology
ETYA eicosatetraynoic acid
EU Ehrlich units
endotoxin units
equivalent units
esophageal ulcer
etiology unknown
EUA examine under anesthesia
EUCD emotionally unstable character disorder
EUD external urinary device
EUG extrauterine gestation
EUL expected upper limit
extra uterine life
EUM examination under microscope
external urethral meatus
EUP extrauterine pregnancy
EUS endoscopic ultrasonography
EUTH euthanasia
EV epidermodysplasia verruciformis
esophageal varices
etoposide and vincristine
eV electron volt
EVA Entry and Validation Application
ethylene vinyl acetate
EVC expiratory vital capacity
Ellis-van Creveld
EVD external ventricular
EVE endoscopic vascular examination
evening
EVG endovascular grafting
EVH endoscopic vein harvesting
EVI Exposure to Violence Interview
EVL endoscopic variceal ligation
EVS endoscopic variceal sclerosis
EVUS endovaginal ultrasound
EW expiratory wheeze
elsewhere
EWB emotional well-being
EWCL extended-wear contact lens
EWHO elbow-wrist-hand orthosis
EWL estimated weight loss
EWS ewing sarcoma
ethanol withdrawal syndrome
Early Warning Score
EWT erupted wisdom teeth
ex examined
example
excision
exercise
exam. examination
ExB excisional biopsy
EXC excision
EXE exemestane
exercise
exercise echocardiography
EXECHO exercise echocardiography
EXEF exercise ejection fraction
EXH VT exhaled tidal volume
EXOPH exophthalmos
EXP experienced
expired
exploration
expose
EXP LAP exploratory laparotomy
EXT extension
extensor
external
extract
extraction
extremities
EXTRAV extravasation
EXT ROT external rotation
EXTUB extubation
EX U excretory urogram
EZ econazole
Edmonston-Zagreb
elastic zone
EZ-HT Edmonston-Zagreb high-titer
   
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