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(ĕn″dō-krĭ-nŏl′ŏ-jĭst) A specialist who diagnoses, prevents, or treats hormonal disease.


(ĕn″dō-krĭn-ŏl′ō-jē) [″ + + logos, word, reason] The scientific study of hormones and of the glands that secrete them.


(ĕn″dō-krĭn-ŏp′ă-thē) [″ + ″ + pathos, disease, suffering] Any disease resulting from a disorder of an endocrine gland or glands. endocrinopathic (-krĭn″-ō-pă′thik), adj.


(en″dō-krin″ō-ther′ă-pē) [endocrino- + therapy] Hormonotherapy.


(en″dō-kūr″ē-ther′ă-pĕ) [endo- + curietherapy] Brachytherapy.


(ĕn′dō-sĭst) [″ + kystis, bladder, pouch] The innermost layer of any hydatid cyst.


(ĕn′dō-sĭs-tī′tĭs) [″ + ″ + itis, inflammation] Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the bladder. SEE: cystitis.


(en-dō-si-stŭ-skōp) An ultra-magnifying endoscope with a high-powered (> 450 x) objective lens that provides detailed imaging of the endothelial layer of the gastrointestinal tract. It can be used with histological stains to detect abnormalities inside the cells found in polyps.


(en″dŏ-sī-tos′kŏ-pē) [endo- + cytoscopy] Direct visualization of the epithelial cells of an organ with an extremely high magnification endoscope.


(ĕn″dō-sī-tō′sĭs) A method of ingestion of a foreign substance by a cell. The cell membrane invaginates to form a space for the material and then the opening closes to trap the material inside the cell. SEE: emiocytosis; exocytosis; phagocytosis; pinocytosis.


(en′dŏ-dĕrm″) [endo- + derma] The innermost of the three primary germ layers of a developing embryo. It gives rise to the epithelium of the digestive tract and its associated glands, the respiratory organs, bladder, vagina, and urethra. SYN: endoblast. SEE: hypoblast. endodermal (en′dŏ-dĕrm′ăl), adj.


(ĕn″dō-dŏn′shē-ă) [″ + odous, tooth] Endodontics.


(ĕn″dō-dŏn′tĭks) The branch of dentistry concerned with diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases of the dental pulp and its surrounding tissues.


(ĕn″dō-dŏn′tĭst) A specialist in endodontics.


(ĕn″dō-dŏn-tī′tĭs) [″ + odous, tooth, + itis, inflammation] Inflammation of the dental pulp. SYN: pulpitis.


(ĕn″dō-ĕk′tō-thrĭks) [″ + ektos, outside, + thrix, hair] Any fungus growth on and in the hair.

End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium

ABBR: ELNEC. An educational initiative for U.S. nurses to improve core clinical competencies in the care of dying patients.


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