EUPNEAOrdinary, quiet breathing.
EUTAXIAThe liquification of solids mixed in a dry state.
EXSANGUINATIONExtensive loss of blood due to hemorrhage, either internal
EXTENSIONStraightening or unbending, as in straightening the forearm, leg, or
EXTRAVASATIONA discharge or escape, such as blood from a vessel into the
EXTRICATIONThe process of freeing a victim, such as from a wrecked car or
FLEXIONBending, as in bending an arm or leg.
FOMITEAn object, such as a book, wooden object, or an article of clothing, that
is not in itself harmful, but is able to harbor pathogenic microorganisms and thus
may serve as an agent of transmission of an infection.
FUMIGATIONThe destruction of disease-producing animals or insects by
FUNGICIDEA drug that kills fungus.
FURUNCLEAn abscess in the true skin caused by the entry of microorganisms
through a hair follicle or sweat gland.
GASTROSTOMYA surgical opening from the external surface of the body into
the stomach, usually for inserting a feeding tube.
GAVAGEIntroducing a substance into the stomach through a tube.
GERMICIDEAn agent that kills germs.
GESTATIONThe period of carrying developing offspring in the uterus after
GLYCOSURIAGlucose in the urine.
GRAM-NEGATIVEA microorganism that does not retain Grams crystal violet
and is stained by the counterstain.
GRAM-POSITIVEA microorganism that is stained by Grams crystal violet.
HEMACYTOMETERAn instrument for estimating the number of blood cells
in a measured volume of blood.
HEMATEMESISVomiting bright red blood.
HEMATOCRITA determination of the volume percentage of red blood cells in
HEMIPLEGIALoss of motion and sensation of one side of the body.
HEMOGLOBINIron containing red pigment (heme) combined with a protein
HEMOLYSINSubstance that breaks down red blood cells, thereby liberating
HEMOPTYSISCoughing up bright red blood.