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Ephebiatrics

    That branch of health care that succeeds pediatrics and serves that age of adolescence and youth, prior to adulthood.

RELATED TERMS
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Health
The state of the organism when it functions optimally without evidence of disease.

Pediatrics
The branch of medicine that deals with the development and care of infants and children.

Youth
The period of development between puberty and maturity; adolescence.



SIMILAR TERMS
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Ephebophilia
A paraphilia of the eligibilic/stigmatic type distinct from nepiophilia and pedophilia in that the age of the partner is postpubertal and adolescent. The technical term for the reciprocal paraphilic condition in which an older person impersonates an adolescent is paraphilic adolescentilism. Synonym, hebephilia, the condtition in which an adult is responsive to and dependent on the actuality or imagery of erotic/sexual activity with an adolescent boy or girl in order to obtain erotic arousal and facilitate or achieve orgasm. An ephebophiliac may be of either sex. Ephebophilic activity may be replayed in fantasy during masturbation or copulation with an older partner.

Ephedra
Ephedra is a genus of gymnosperm shrubs, the only genus in the family Ephedraceae and order Ephedrales. These plants occur in dry climates over a wide area mainly in the Northern Hemisphere, across southern Europe, north Africa, southwest and central Asia, southwestern North America, and, in the Southern Hemisphere, in South America south to Patagonia. They are also called Joint-pine, Jointfir, yellow horse, country mallow, squaw tea or Mormon Tea. The Chinese species are known as Ma huang.

Ephedra sinica
A plant species of the family Ephedraceae, order Ephedrales, class Gnetopsida, division Gnetophyta. It is a source of EPHEDRINE and other alkaloids.

Ephedrine
An alpha- and beta-adrenergic agonist that may also enhance release of norepinephrine. It has been used in the treatment of several disorders including asthma, heart failure, rhinitis, and urinary incontinence, and for its central nervous system stimulatory effects in the treatment of narcolepsy and depression. It has become less extensively used with the advent of more selective agonists.

Ephelides
The plural of ephelis, a type of freckle. Ephelis and ephelides are among the many medical terms that are rarely, if ever, encountered outside of medicine.

Ephelis
A form of freckle. A flat red or light-brown spot on the skin that typically appears during the sunny months and fades in the winter. They are most often found in people with light complexions and in some families, they are an hereditary (genetic) trait. The regular use of sunscreen during times of sun exposure helps to suppress the appearance of the ephelis-type freckle.

Ephemera
Transient everyday items, usually printed on paper, that are produced for a specific limited use and then often thrown away. Similar material of the past has acquired literary or historical significance. The word comes from the Greek ephemeros, lasting only a day. (From Genre Terms: A Thesaurus for Use in Rare Book and Special Collections Cataloguing, 2d ed & The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)

Ephemera (PT)
Transient everyday items, usually printed on paper, that are produced for a specific limited use and then often thrown away. Similar material of the past has acquired literary or historical significance. The word comes from the Greek ephemeros, lasting only a day. (From Genre Terms: A Thesaurus for Use in Rare Book and Special Collections Cataloguing, 2d ed & The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)

Ephemera [Publication Type]
Transient everyday items, usually printed on paper, that are produced for a specific limited use and then often thrown away. Similar material of the past has acquired literary or historical significance. The word comes from the Greek ephemeros, lasting only a day. (From Genre Terms: A Thesaurus for Use in Rare Book and Special Collections Cataloguing, 2d ed & The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)

Ephemeral Fever
An Ephemerovirus infection of cattle caused by bovine ephemeral fever virus (EPHEMERAL FEVER VIRUS, BOVINE). It is characterized by respiratory symptoms, increased oropharyngeal secretions and lacrimation, joint pains, tremor, and stiffness.

Ephemeral Fever Virus, Bovine
The type species of EPHEMEROVIRUS causing disease in cattle. Transmission is by hematophagous arthropods and the virus has been isolated from both culicoides and mosquitoes.

Ephemerovirus
A genus of the family RHABDOVIRIDAE which primarily infect cattle. EPHEMERAL FEVER VIRUS, BOVINE is the type species.

Ephemeroviruses
A genus of the family RHABDOVIRIDAE which primarily infect cattle. EPHEMERAL FEVER VIRUS, BOVINE is the type species.



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Endogenous
Produced from within.

Endometrium
The lining of the uterus or womb. Structurally, it is a mucous membrane.

Endorphins
The general term to refer to all of the body's own endogenous morphinelike substances. In chemical structure, they are neuropeptides. They are active as neurotransmitters and neuromodulators.

Enkephalin
One of the endorphins, and the one that predominates in the brain. There are two basic types, methionine and leucine enkephalin.

Eonism
The term used by Havelock Ellis for the male cross-dressing syndromes now known as transvestophilia and transexualism.

Ephebiatrics

Ephebophilia
A paraphilia of the eligibilic/stigmatic type distinct from nepiophilia and pedophilia in that the age of the partner is postpubertal and adolescent. The technical term for the reciprocal paraphilic condition in which an older person impersonates an adolescent is paraphilic adolescentilism. Synonym, hebephilia, the condtition in which an adult is responsive to and dependent on the actuality or imagery of erotic/sexual activity with an adolescent boy or girl in order to obtain erotic arousal and facilitate or achieve orgasm. An ephebophiliac may be of either sex. Ephebophilic activity may be replayed in fantasy during masturbation or copulation with an older partner.

Epicene
Common to both sexes; neither one nor the other.

Epididymitis
Inflammation and pain of the epididymis, the coiled tubular structure immediately adjacent to the testis through which sperm are transported to the vas deferens and the urethra.

Epistemology
The branch of philosophy that investigates the origin, nature, methods, and limits of human knowing.

Eponym
The name of someone so prominently connected with a time, place, group, or event as to become a figurative or symbolic designation for it.

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