EFEMP1: A gene that encodes a protein with the long, complex name of EGF-containing fibulin-like extracellular matrix protein 1. EFEMP1 is now also known as FBLN3. See: FBLN3.
Effacement: Thinning of the cervix, which occurs before and while the cervix dilates.
- Effect, founder
Effect, founder: The positive effect on gene frequency when a population (colony) has only a small number of original settlers, one or more of whom had that gene. For example, the gene for Huntington’s disease was introduced into the Lake Maracaibo region in Venezuela early in the nineteenth century. This is now the largest known […]
- Effective dose
Effective dose: The dose of a drug that will achieve the desired effect.
- Effects, fetal rubella
Effects, fetal rubella: The constellation of abnormalities, also called the rubella syndrome, caused by infection with the rubella (German measles) A virus before birth. The syndrome is characterized by multiple congenital malformations (birth defects) and mental retardation. The individual features of the syndrome include growth retardation, microcephaly (abnormally small head), cataracts, glaucoma, microphthalmia (abnormally small […]