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Debridement
Removal of dead tissue or foreign material from an open wound
Diverticulitis
Inflammation/infection of the diverticula
Diverticulosis
Condition of having small pouches in the lining of the colon, or large intestine that bulge outward through weak spots. (can be asymptomatic)
Dysmenorrhea
Painful Menstruation
Dyspepsia
Indigestion: Nausea, epigastric burning and pain
Dysphagia
Painful/difficulty swallowing, feeling that food is stuck in the throat or chest
Dysphasia
Inability to understand verbal commands as a result of brain injury/illness
Dyspnea
Difficulty breathing
Dysuria
Painful urination
Ecchymosis
Bruise that is not elevated
Eczema
inflammatory condition of the skin: itching, burring, tiny papules and vesicles that are oozing, crusting and scaling
Edema
Accumulation of fluid in the interstitial spaces
Edentulous
Without Teeth
Effusion
Escape of fluid into a cavity
Embolism
Obstruction of a blood vessels by a clot of blood or foreign substance
Emesis
Vomit
Epistaxis
Bloody nose
Erythema
Redness of the skin
Etiology
Cause of a disease and mode of operation
Exacerbation
To aggravate
Exudate
Substance that is seen on surface tissues usually as a result of inflammation
Febrile
Having a fever
Gastroenteritis
Inflammation of the GI tract involving stomach and small intestine