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EC

Abbreviation for Enzyme Commission of the International Union of Biochemistry, used in conjunction with a unique number to define a specific enzyme in the Enzyme Commission's list [Enzyme Nomenclature] (1984); for example, EC 1.1.1.1 defines an alcohol dehydrogenase and EC 2.6.1.1 defines aspartate aminotransferase, also known as glutamic-oxalacetic transaminase (GOT).

EC

abbreviation for Enzyme Commission.

EC

Abbreviation for:
E-cadherin
early cleavage
eccentric contraction
echocardiography
effector cell
ejection click
elderly control
electrical cardioversion
electron capture
electrocautery
electrochemical
embryonal carcinoma
emergency centre 
emergency contraception
emphysematous cholecystitis
emphysematous cystitis
endocervical
endometrial cancer
endometrial carcinoma
endothelial cell
endometrial cytology
endurance capacity
energy cost
enriched condition
enteric coating
enterococci
enterocolitis
entorhinal cortex
environmental control
Enzyme Commission
eosinophil count
eosinophilic cystitis
epidermoid cyst
epithelial cell
Erdheim-Chester (disease)
Escherichia coli
esophageal cancer
esophageal carcinoma
essential cryoglobulinaemia
ethics committee
ethyl chloride
ethylene carbonate
evaluation committee
excitation-contraction
exercise capacity
exfoliative cytology
existing commitments 
experimental control
expiratory centre
extended care
exterior coat
external capsule
extracellular
extracellular concentration
extracorporeal
extracorporeal circulation
eye care

EC

1. Electronic commerce, see there.
2. Enzyme Commission, see there.

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Q. What is the ECT method of treatment for depression? I have a friend who is suffering from major depression and is now about to start ECT treatment. What exactly is that?

A. ECT is the electroshock therapy for treating severe depression that does not heal with medication trials. In this treatment, an electric shock is induced, in levels that are not by any means risking the patient’s life. It has been proven to be of great effectiveness in people with refractory depression (meaning that drugs no longer have a therapeutic effect) and is saved as a “last resort”.

Q. What are the side effects of electroconvulsive therapy for depression? My sister is about to have electroconvulsive therapy for treating her severe depression. Is this method safe to use? What are the side effects?

A. Known side effects of ECT include mainly short-term memory loss, disorientation and headaches. Other adverse effects are common, as are long-term memory and other neurocognitive deficits, which may persist. The American Psychiatric Association and the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence have concluded that the evidence they had suggested that the procedure, when administered according to their standards and without complications, does not cause brain damage in adults.

Q. HOW CAN ENERGIES AFFECT THE HEALING OF THE BODY?CHI, ELOPTIC, YOU'R SEVEN SHOCKERS ECT POSITIVE OR NEGITIVE? ENERGIES WE EXPRESS AND RECIEVE TO AND FROM OTHERS

A. Chinese medicine and alternatives should be approached with caution, but that said, a modality that has been around for over 3,000 years must have benefits. The practitioner may possibly be a bit more suspect. Then again, nothing ventured, nothing gained. If you haven’t any experience with it, how can one have a legitimate opinion?
Remember, a hundred years ago, our very own “Doctors” cured with leaches and such… it wasn’t until they pooled their resources together and lobbied the government for the right to the name of “Doctor or Medical Practitioner”. That’s it. No science, just lobbying the politicians….

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But the company believed a standardized product line offered significant opportunities in the coming unified market of the European Community.
Donald Davignon, director of risk management for Seagram, says the Channel Islands were not seriously considered because they were not members of the European Community.
To reduce national and regional disparities in income and wealth, and-in the words of the European Commission-to increase the degree of "social cohesion" and "convergence" between the nations, the European Community has increased the size and scope of its three structural funds: the European Social Fund, the European Regional Development Fund, and the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund.
According to the "Second Survey on State Aids in the European Community," the EC as a whole spent ecu 82 billion (US $107 billion) on state aids in 1987 to 1988.
In the early 1980s, concern was widespread within the European Community that the EC countries were recovering very slowly, compared with the United States and Japan, from the recessions of the late 1970s and were being outstripped by the United States and Japan in new high-technology industries.
of Alcala, Spain) is charged with enhancing the teaching of the important role played in daily practice today of European Community Law and its meditation by International Law.
In return for fulfilling the CE marking requirements, the company is authorized to sell its products throughout the entire European Community using only one approval.
Many are franchises of European Community registrars such as the British Standards Institute.
European Community countries will offer significant market opportunities.
The creation of a single market by the European Community is likely to alter the competitive position of firms in member countries relative to U.
In response to the dynamic events taking place in the European Community, many U.

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