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ECTOPIC
Not in normal place (e.g. tubal pregnancy)
EDEMA
Abnormal accumulation of fluid in the tissues.
EMBOLUS
Foreign substance or air bubble in blood vessel, which partially or completely obstructs the blood flow (Embolism)
EMPHYSEMA
A chronic condition of the lung marked by abnormal dilation of its air spaces and distension of its walls.
EPILEPSY
Chronic disease marked by attacks of convulsions.
EPISTAXIS
Nosebleed.
GASTROINTESTINAL
Pertaining to the stomach and intestines (e.g., G.I. Bleed)
GLAUCOMA
Condition of excess pressure of fluid in the eye.
HEMATOMA
Collection of blood in a muscle or tissue.
HEMATURIA
Blood in the urine.
HEMOPHILIA
Hereditary blood disease characterized by prolonged coagulation time.
HEMORRHAGE
External or internal escape of blood from a vessel.
HEMOTHORAX
Collection of blood in the thoracic cavity.
HYPERTENSION
Elevation in blood pressure (a.k.a. - High Blood Pressure)
HYPERVENTILATION
Increase in rate or depth (or both) of respiration.
HYPOGLYCEMIA
Abnormally low amount of sugar in the blood.
HYSTERIA
A state of tension or excitement in which there is a temporary loss of control over actions and emotions.
INSULIN
Hormone (natural or artificial) to regulate sugar level in the body.
INTUBATION
Insertion of a tube, e.g., into trachea to open airway.
ISOLATION
Containment of persons having infectious diseases.