Sexual Dictionary - letter E
short for Escherichia coli. A
germ that causes severe cramps and diarrhea.
E. coli is a leading cause of bloody diarrhea. Causes of infection are eating undercooked
ground beef, drinking contaminated (impure) water, drinking unpasteurized (raw) milk or
working with cattle. Being highly contagious can be spread by dirty hands or infected things.
a collection of blood in the tissues causing a black and blue, or yellow, area.
an abnormal location or position of an organ or a body part, occurring congenitally
or as the result of injury.
- Ectopic pregnancy
implantation and subsequent development of a fertilized ovum in any tissue other
uterine wall, as in a
fallopian tube. It is a medical emergency because
the embryo grows, the tube becomes stretched and inflamed, causing extreme pain
in the pregnant woman. If left untreated, the affected Fallopian tube will likely burst,
hemorrhage and endangering the life of the woman.
Implantation can also occur in the
ovaries, and abdomen.
a noncontagious inflammation of the skin, characterized chiefly by redness, itching,
and the outbreak of lesions that may discharge serous matter and become encrusted and
scaly. A common allergic reaction.
an abnormal accumulation of an excessive amount of watery fluid in cells, tissues,
or serous cavities.
abbreviation from electroencephalogram.
A graphic record of the electrical activity of the brain as recorded by an electroencephalograph.
Also called encephalogram.
a female reproductive cell (
gamete), released by the
ovaries. Contains one
haploid set of chromosomes and unites with the
spermatozoon (male reproductive cell) to bring about
fertilization. Also called an oocyte or ovum.
the process during orgasm where semen is emitted forcefully through the
penis. Ejaculation consists of two steps. During the first phase, called
emission phase, seminal fluid builds up in the urethral bulb of the
prostate gland. During the second phase
the muscles at the base of the penis begin a steady rhythmic contraction that
finally expels the semen from the urethral opening at the head of the penis
and outside of the body. Ejaculation it is an involuntary act that can be
- Ejaculatory ducts
the path which semen travels during ejaculation.
- EKG (ECG)
abbreviation from electrocardiogram.
A graphical recording of the cardiac cycle produced by an electrocardiograph.
Also called cardiogram.
an instrument used in the detection and diagnosis of heart abnormalities that measures
electrical potentials on the body surface and generates a record of the electrical currents
associated with heart muscle activity. Also called cardiograph.
an instrument that measures electrical potentials on the scalp and generates a record
of the electrical activity of the brain. Also called encephalograph.
a chronic disease characterized by the enlargement of certain parts of the body and by
the hardening and ulceration of the surrounding skin. It is often caused by an infestation
of a worm called a filarial worm.
- ELISA ("AIDS test")
abbreviation from Enzyme-Linked-Immuno-Sorbent
Assay. A sensitive immunoassay that uses an enzyme linked to
antigen as a marker for the detection of a specific
protein, especially an antigen or antibody. It is often used as a diagnostic test to
determine exposure to a particular infectious agent, such as the
HIV, by identifying antibodies present in a blood
the obstruction of a blood vessel by a transported blood clot, a mass of bacteria or
other foreign material like gas bubble, tissue, bone marrow, cholesterol, fat, etc.
product of conception from
implantation through the eighth week of development. After that period of time the
product of conception it is called fetus.
- Endocrine glands
glands that are ductless and release their secretions -
hormones - directly into the bloodstream giving them
access to all other cells of the body. The purpose of the secreted hormones is to evoke a
specific response in other cells of the body, which are located far away. Major endocrine
glands that produce hormones are :
- Endocrine system
body system made up of the endocrine glands that co-ordinates body organs, so as to
operate as part of an integrated system. This is achieved by the production of "chemical
hormones that are transported by the circulatory
system (blood). They act on target cells that may be anywhere in the body. The endocrine
system acts with nervous system to coordinate the body's activities.
physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting
the endocrine system.
the study of the endocrine glands and their hormones, physiology (hormonal secretion),
pathology (hormonal disorders) and neurohormonal balance. The specialist is called an
caused by factors within the body or mind or arising from internal structural
or functional causes.
- Endometrial hyperplasia
the overgrowing of the endometrial lining due to excess of mucosal cells as a result of
estrogen over stimulation or an imbalance between estrogen and
progesterone. The most common symptoms are heavy or
prolonged menstrual periods, abdominal pain and bleeding between menstrual periods.
- Endometrial polyp
benign growth on the lining of the uterus. Most of the time
endometrial have no symptoms. When symptoms do occur, the most common symptoms are :
spotting between menstrual periods, pelvic cramps or heavy or prolonged menstrual periods.
Endometrial polyps can be detected by
a condition that is characterized by an abnormal growth of the uterine mucous membrane
in locations outside the
uterus, such as the
fallopian tubes, and abdominal cavity, often in the form of
cysts. The tissue reacts to hormones, and symptoms
(primarily pain and
dysmenorrhea) typically occur in monthly cycles.
the lining of the
uterus that grows and sheds in response to estrogen and
progesterone stimulation. Also called uterine
a group of endogenous
hormones that is chemically similar to similar to
narcotics. Endorphins have analgesic qualities, reduce
the sensation of pain and affect emotions, memory retention and learning. They may also have
a role in mobilizing the immune system.
a small, flexible tube with a light and a camera lens at the end, used to examine
the inside of the body cavities. It can also be used to take tissue samples for testing
from inside the body cavities.
a method of examining the interior of a body cavity using an endoscope.
an instrument or injecting fluid into the anus to flush the lower intestines.
the process of filling with blood, such as a penis during an erection or a clitoris
abbreviation for the medical specialty of the ear, nose and throat.
an inflammation of the intestines that usually causes cramps and diarrhea.
the uncontrolled or involuntary discharge of
a rapidly and extensively outbreak of a
disease, or a large number of cases of a disease.
Disease may spread from person to person, and / or by the exposure of many persons to a single
source, such as a water supply.
the study of the causes and control of
diseases in human populations. The specialist is
the outermost, non-vascular layer of the body.
a long, narrow, convoluted tube, part of the spermatic duct system that lies on the
posterior aspect of each
testicle, connecting it to the
vas deferens. It is the place where
spermatozoa are stored
and where they develop the motional capabilities.
painful inflammation of the epididymis, one of the common results of
an incision of the
often performed during
labor to minimize trauma to the perineum during the
delivery of a baby.
bleeding from the nose.
the layer of cells covering internal and external surfaces of the body.
- Epstein-Barr Virus
a contagious virus that may be caused by
- Erectile dysfunction
the lack of blood flow to the
penis causing the inability to achieve an erection. Erectile dysfunction is often referred
to as impotence.
- Erectile Tissue
tissue with blood vessels that fill with blood during sexual arousal. The
penis and the
clitoris contain erectile tissue.
the rigid state of sex organs that contain erectile tissue. The penis is said
to be erect when the erectile tissue is engorged with blood.
the firm and enlarged condition of
penis. when the erectile tissue becomes filled
with blood as response to stimuli. The same reaction occurs into the
clitoris but in a lower key due to size differences.
Erection is a reflex phenomena, beyond will.
- Erogenous zone
any area of the body that is especially sensitive when stimulated in a sexual
manner creates positive sexual sensations. Common erogenous zones include the genitals,
breasts, nipples, and anus.
a term meaning sexually stimulating or sexually arousing.
sexually explicit literature, pictures or film.
sexual excitement, sensuality.
abnormal fear or anxiety of love, especially sexual feelings and their physical
a febrile (fever-associated) skin infection caused by a group of hemolytic
redness of the skin. Caused by congestion of capillaries in lower layer of the
skin, maybe due to injury, infection, inflammation or overexposure to the sun's
- Escherichia coli
a type of common bacteria normally found in the colon. Some strains can cause disease
but the majorities are harmless. The strain that cause illness it is transmitted through
improperly prepared infected meat or contact with infected feces.
a female or male who is hired as a "date", as opposed to a sexual partner. Sex is
typically expected and provided.
any of various natural steroids (as estradiol) that are secreted chiefly by the
placenta, adipose tissue, and
testicles. Estrogen is an important female hormone
that is responsible for the development of female
secondary sexual characteristics,
vagina, and the
uterus, the building up of the endometrium before each
menstruation and promoting the growth
and maintenance of the
female reproductive system. Estrogen has other important
functions as well. It is important for the maintenance of normal brain function and
development of nerve cells and along with calcium and exercise, estrogen helps to maintain
the cause or origin of a disease or disorder as determined by medical diagnosis.
a male who has had his
to remove by cutting. A surgical procedure.
something that agitates and arouses. The second stage of the
sexual response cycle.
Also called arousal.
sexual behavior characterized by getting
sexual arousal and gratification from exposing the genitals in public or to
a (willing or unwilling) observer.
a person who gets sexual pleasure by displaying their body or performing
sexual activity in front of others. People who expose their sex organs to other
people in public places. Indecent exposure.
- Exocrine gland
a gland that releases a secretion external to or at the surface of an organ by means
of a canal or duct called also gland of external secretion. Examples of exocrine glands :
the system whereby a person must marry someone outside a certain social class or
caused by factors (as food or a traumatic factor) or an agent (as a disease-producing
organism) from outside the organism or system.
surgical removal of a body part or tissue.
- Eating Pussy
slang for vaginal oral sex.
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