- An important event or series of events taking place in the course of continuous events e.g., an e. of depression.- e. of care all services provided to a patient with a medical problem within a specific period of time across a continuum of care in an integrated system.- manic e. manifestation of a major mood disorder in which there is a distinct period during which the predominant mood of the individual is either elevated, expansive, or irritable, and there are associated symptoms of the excited or manic phase of the bipolar disorder. See affective disorders, under disorder, endogenous depression.* * *Evaluation Peripheral Intramuscular Sonography on Dotter Effect
* * *ep·i·sode 'ep-ə-.sōdalso -.zōd n an event that is distinctive and separate although part of a larger series esp an occurrence of a usu. recurrent pathological abnormal condition <a manic \episode> <hypoglycemic \episodes>ep·i·sod·ic .ep-ə-'säd-ikalso -'zäd- adjep·i·sodi·cal·ly -i-k(ə-)lē adv
* * *ep·i·sode (epґĭ-sōd) a noteworthy happening or series of happenings occurring in the course of continuous events, as an episode of illness; a separate but not unrelated incident.
Medical dictionary. 2011.