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Eclampsia

A dangerous pregnancy complication of severe preeclampsia that can lead to lessened alertness, episodes of staring into the middle distance and seizures.

Eczema

A common rash that causes itchy, red, flaky skin.

Embryo cryopreservation

A procedure by which an embryo is frozen and stored for a later planned pregnancy.

Endometriosis

An often painful disorder in which tissue similar to the tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus grows outside the uterus.

Endometrium

The tissue that lines the inside of a healthy uterus, or womb.

Endothelial cells

A thin layer of cells in blood vessels that produce nitric oxide.

Enema

The injection of liquid into the rectum for therapeutic, diagnostic or recreational purposes.

Epididymis

The long, coiled tube at the back of the testes that stores and carries sperm.

Epididymitis

A condition in which the epididymis, the tube located behind each testicle that stores sperm prior to ejaculation, gets inflamed due to bacteria from a sexually transmitted infection or a urinary tract infection.

Epilepsy

A disorder in which nerve cell activity in the brain is disturbed, causing seizures.

Erectile dysfunction (ED)

The consistent inability to achieve or maintain an erection.

Eyelid surgery

A surgical procedure in which the appearance of the eye region of the face is altered in an attempt to get rid of under-eye bags, drooping eyelids, excess skin, wrinkles of the lower eyelid and more.