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Ectoparasite

a parasite living on the outside of the body


Ectothermic

cold blooded animals - reliant on their surroundings and behaviour to maintain body temperature


Efferent

carrying away from a centre or area


Efferent nerves

conduct an impulse away from the central nervous system


Electrocardiography (ECG)

a record of the electrical events associated with the beating of the heart


Electrolyte

a liquid that dissociates into ions in solution, such as sodium, potassium, chloride etc


Embryo

the stage of development between the blastocyst and the fetus


Emetic

substance that induces vomiting


Enamel

very hard external covering of the tooth


Endemic disease

one that is restricted to a certain place or area, eg endemic to the UK



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