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ESHAP
cisplatin, cytarabine, etoposide, and methylprednisolone
ESM
endolymphatic stromal myosis
esophageal
(eh-SOF-a-JEE-al) Having to do with the esophagus, the muscular tube through which food passes from the throat to the stomach
esophageal speech
(eh-SOF-a-JEE-al) Speech produced by trapping air in the esophagus and forcing it out again. It is used after removal of a person's larynx (voice box)
esophagectomy
(eh-sof-a-JEK-tuh-mee) An operation to remove a portion of the esophagus
esophagitis
Inflammation of the esophagus (the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach)
esophagogastroduodenoscopy
(EGD) Diagnostic endoscopic procedure that visualizes the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract. aka: endoscopy, EGD
esophagoscopy
(eh-sof-a-GAHS-ko-pee) Examination of the esophagus using a thin, lighted tube
esophagram
(eh-SOF-a-gram) A series of x-rays of the esophagus. The x-ray pictures are taken after the person drinks a solution that contains barium. The barium coats and outlines the esophagus on the More…
esophagus
(eh-SOF-a-gus) The muscular tube through which food passes from the throat to the stomach
ESR
erythrocyte sedimentation rate. The distance red blood cells travel in one hour in a sample of blood as they settle to the bottom of a test tube. The sedimentation rate is increased in More…
ESR
erythrocyte sedimentation rate
ESS
endometrial stromal sarcoma
essential thrombocythemia
An increased number of thrombocytes (platelets) in the blood, without a known cause. Also called essential thrombocytosis
essential thrombocytosis
An increased number of thrombocytes (platelets) in the blood, without a known cause. Also called essential thrombocythemia
estradiol
A form of the hormone estrogen
estramustine
A combination of the hormone estradiol (an estrogen) and nitrogen mustard (an anticancer drug). Used in the palliative therapy of prostate cancer
estrogen
(ES-tro-jin) A hormone that promotes the development and maintenance of female sex characteristics
estrogen receptor
ER. Protein found on some cancer cells to which estrogen will attach
estrogen receptor assay
See also: estrogen receptor test
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