Medicine and Anatomy by Letter - E

Answer these questions about the human body, disease, and the field of medicine. All answers start with the letter E!
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Last updated: April 26, 2020
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A graph showing the electrical activity of the heart
Electrocardiogram
The organ of hearing and balance; consists of outer, middle, and inner parts
Ear
The organ of sight, detects light and converts it to nerve impulses
Eye
A newly developing human in the first 9 weeks after fertilization
Embryo
A deadly viral disease with recent outbreaks in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Congo
Ebola
The primary female sex hormone
Estrogen
Organ that passes food from the throat to the stomach
Esophagus
A rapid spread of an infectious disease in a population, can grow into a pandemic
Epidemic
The female reproductive cell, can be fertilized by a sperm cell
Egg cell
A blockage of a blood vessel, usually by a blood clot, often occurs in the lungs
Embolism
A group of diseases that cause rash, itching, and redness of the skin
Eczema
A membrane that transmits sound from the outer to the middle ear
Eardrum
Common name for an adrenaline autoinjector, used to treat anaphylactic shock
EpiPen
Joint between the upper and the lower parts of the arm
Elbow
The outermost layer of skin
Epidermis
Flap in the throat that blocks the windpipe to prevent food from entering the lungs
Epiglottis
A layer of skin that spreads tears across the eye by blinking
Eyelid
An organ system that consists of all glands that produce hormones
Endocrine system
A buildup of fluid in tissues, which causes swelling
Edema
A brain disorder that can cause frequent seizures
Epilepsy
A virus that can cause mononucleosis and lymphoma
Epstein-Barr virus
A hormone that increases red blood cell count, used as a performance-enhancing drug
EPO
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Level 70
Apr 26, 2020
Oedema, Oestrogen, Oesophagus belong in the "O" medical quiz really, don't they?
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Level 63
Apr 26, 2020
I'm more used to those spellings too, but I believe this is the more common spelling in American English. The 'oe'-forms should be accepted though! And thanks for taking the time to play and comment on the quizzes!