An accumulation of an excessive amount of watery fluid in cells, tissues, or serous cavities (swelling).


Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay.

Embolus, pl. Emboli, Embolism

A plug, composed of a detached blood clot, mass of bacteria, or other foreign body, blocking a vessel.




Confined to a specific, localized area and surrounded by a thin layer of tissue.


Radiographic representation of the brain.

Endocrine Glands

Those parts of the body which produce and secrete (release) hormones.


A doctor who specializes in diseases of the endocrine glands and their hormones.


The study of the endocrine glands and their hormones.


Within the vagina (the genital canal in the female, extending from the uterus to the vulva).


The injection of liquid into the intestine by way of the anus.


The study of the distribution of disease and its impact upon a population, using such measures as incidence, prevalence, or mortality.


The study of the cause of a disease.

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