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  • eardrum

    A flexible structure stretched across the far end of the ear canal, whose vibrations conduct sound to the middle ear.

  • Eave

    The edge of a pitched roof that overhangs an outside wall. Attic vents in typical eaves provide an avenue for an exterior fire to enter the attic.

  • ECC

    An abbreviation for external chest compressions.

  • ecchymosis

    An extravasation of blood under the skin causing a "black-and-blue mark".

  • ECF

    An abbreviation for extracellular fluid.

  • ECG

    An abbreviation for electrocardiogram.

  • Eckert hook

    Sharp hook on pike pole for cutting metal siding or roofs.

  • eclampsia

    A toxic condition that may occur during pregnancy, characterized by hypertension, edema, proteinuria, and seizures; also called toxemia of pregnancy.

  • ectopic

    Located away from normal position, as in ectopic pregnancy or ectopic focus.

  • ectopic focus

    A pacemaker site located in some part of the electric conduction system other than the sinoatrial node.

  • ectopic pregnancy

    A pregnancy in which the fetus is implanted elsewhere than in the uterus, e.g., in the fallopian tube or in the abdominal cavity.

  • edema

    The condition in which excess fluid accumulates in body tissue, manifested by swelling.

  • Eductor

    Proportioning device that injects foam concentrate into the water flowing through a hoseline or pipe.

  • Eductor

    Venturi device through which water flows under 200 psi pressure to create a partial vacuum in a tube attached at 90-degrees and open to the water stream passing overhead. The vacuum draws liquid foam concentrate from a reservoir, which mixes Read on! →

  • EEG

    An abbreviation for electroencephalograph.

  • EENT

    An abbreviation for eye, ear, nose, and throat.

  • effusion

    The leakage of fluid from tissues into a cavity, such as into the pleural cavity.

  • Egress

    Place of means of exiting a structure

  • Egress

    Place of means of exiting a structure

  • Ejector Pump

    Pumps that use the venturi principle to pump water on a fire ground. Can be used for salvage by removing flood waters or supply water to a fire appliance from an open water source. Water in the appliance is used Read on! →

  • electric conduction system

    The specialized cardiac tissue that initiates and conducts electric impulses. The system includes the SA node, internodal atrial conduction pathways, AV junction, AV node, bundle of His, and the Purkinje network.

  • electric instability

    The condition in which there are ectopic foci in the ventricles capable of producing life-threatening dysrhythmias.

  • Electrical fire

    A fire in which the primary source of heat is electricity, resulting in combustion of adjacent insulation and other materials; may be hazardous to attempt to extinguish using water.

  • Electrical System

    Wiring designed to distribute electricity throughout the building

  • Electrical System

    Wiring designed to distribute electricity throughout the building

  • electrocardiogram (ECG)

    A graphic display of the electric activity produced by depolarization and repolarization of the atria and ventricles.

  • electrocardiograph

    An instrument that records electric currents produced by the heart.

  • electrode

    A probe used to sense electric activity.

  • electroencephalogram

    A graph of brain waves.

  • electrolyte

    A substance whose molecules dissociate into charged components (ions) when placed in water.

  • electrolyte imbalance

    Abnormal concentrations of serum electrolytes caused by excessive intake or loss.

  • electromechanical dissociation

    The condition in which ECG complexes are present without effective cardiac contractions.

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