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  • d   noun the 4th letter of the Roman alphabet;  a fat soluble vitamin that prevents rickets
  • d dimer.
  • d ka diabetic ketoacidosis.
  • d xylose.
  • da   noun an official prosecutor for a judicial district
  • dabigatran.
  • daclatasvir.
  • dacryocystitis   noun inflammation of the lacrimal sac causing obstruction of the tube draining tears into the nose
  • daily   adj. occurring or done each day;  measured by the day or happening every day;  adv. without missing a day;  gradually and progressively;  noun a newspaper that is published every day
  • daj.
  • damage   noun the act of damaging something or someone;  loss of military equipment;  the occurrence of a change for the worse;  any harm or injury resulting from a violation of a legal right;  the amount of money needed to purchase something;  verb inflict damage upon
  • damage during angioplasty.
  • danazol.
  • dandruff   noun loose scales shed from the scalp;  a condition in which white scales of dead skin are shed by the scalp
  • dangerous   adj. causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm; involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm
  • danlos.
  • daptomycin.
  • darifenacin.
  • dark   adj. not giving performances; closed;  brunet (used of hair or skin or eyes);  devoid of or deficient in light or brightness; shadowed or black;  (used of color) having a dark hue;  marked by difficulty of style or expression;  showing a brooding ill humor;  secret;  having skin rich in melanin pigments;  causing dejection;  lacking enlightenment or knowledge or culture;  stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable;  noun an unenlightened state;  absence of light or illumination;  an unilluminated area;  absence of moral or spiritual values;  the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside
  • dark field.
  • dash   noun a quick run;  the act of moving with great haste; distinctive and stylish elegance;  the longer of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code;  a footrace run at top speed;  a punctuation mark ( ) used between parts of a compound word or between the syllables of a word when the word is divided at the end of a line of text;  verb add an enlivening or altering element to; destroy or break;  break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over; hurl or thrust violently;  cause to lose courage;  run or move very quickly or hastily
  • data   noun a collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn
  • database   noun an organized body of related information
  • date   noun sweet edible fruit of the date palm with a single long woody seed;  a meeting arranged in advance;  a participant in a date; the present;  the specified day of the month;  a particular day specified as the time something happens;  the particular day, month, or year (usually according to the Gregorian calendar) that an event occurred;  a particular but unspecified point in time;  verb assign a date to; determine the (probable) date of;  provide with a dateline; mark with a date;  stamp with a date;  go on a date with;  date regularly; have a steady relationship with
  • dating   noun use of chemical analysis to estimate the age of geological specimens
  • david   noun (Old Testament) the 2nd king of the Israelites; as a young shepherd he fought Goliath (a giant Philistine warrior) and killed him by hitting him in the head with a stone flung from a sling; he united Israel with Jerusalem as its capital; many of the Psalms are attributed to David (circa 1000 962 BC);  French neoclassical painter who actively supported the French Revolution (1748 1825); patron saint of Wales (circa 520 600)
  • davidsohn.
  • daytreana.
  • dc   noun the district occupied entirely by the city of Washington; chosen by George Washington as the site of the nation's capital and created out of land ceded by Maryland and Virginia;  an electric current that flows in one direction steadily
  • dcbe.
  • dcct.
  • dcct diabetes control and complications.
  • dcis.
  • dcis ductal carcinoma in situ.
  • dder.
  • dderly.
  • ddh.
  • ddh devdopmental dysplasia of hip.
  • ddirium.
  • de   noun a Mid Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
  • de escalation   noun (war) a reduction in intensity (of a crisis or a war)
  • deafness   noun partial or complete loss of hearing
  • deafuess.
  • deal   noun the act of apportioning or distributing something;  the act of distributing playing cards;  a particular instance of buying or selling;  the type of treatment received (especially as the result of an agreement);  a plank of softwood (fir or pine board);  an agreement between parties (usually arrived at after discussion) fixing obligations of each;  the cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time;  (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent;  wood that is easy to saw (from conifers such as pine or fir);  verb do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood;  sell; distribute to the players in a game;  give (a specific card) to a player; take action with respect to (someone or something);  behave in a certain way towards others;  take into consideration for exemplifying purposes;  deal with verbally or in some form of artistic expression; give out as one's portion or share;  administer or bestow, as in small portions;  be in charge of, act on, or dispose of;  direct the course of; manage or control;  come to terms or deal successfully with
  • dealing   noun method or manner of conduct in relation to others; the act of transacting within or between groups (as carrying on commercial activities)
  • death   noun the act of killing;  the event of dying or departure from life;  the personification of death;  the permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism;  the absence of life or state of being dead;  the time at which life ends; continuing until dead;  the time when something ends;  a final state
  • deaths.
  • debridement   noun surgical removal of foreign material and dead tissue from a wound in order to prevent infection and promote healing
  • debriefing   noun report of a mission or task
  • decay   noun the organic phenomenon of rotting;  a gradual decrease; as of stored charge or current;  the process of gradually becoming inferior;  the spontaneous disintegration of a radioactive substance along with the emission of ionizing radiation;  an inferior state resulting from the process of decaying;  verb fall into decay or ruin;  undergo decay or decomposition;  lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current
  • decelerations.
  • decerebrate   verb remove the cerebrum from (a human body)
  • deci.
  • decision   noun the act of making up your mind about something;  a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration;  the outcome of a game or contest;  (boxing) a victory won on points when no knockout has occurred;  the trait of resoluteness as evidenced by firmness of character or purpose
  • decision making   noun the cognitive process of reaching a decision
  • decision making nutritional for hospitalized.
  • decisional.
  • decisions.
  • decitabine.
  • decline   noun change toward something smaller or lower;  a condition inferior to an earlier condition; a gradual falling off from a better state;  a downward slope or bend;  a gradual decrease; as of stored charge or current;  verb grow smaller;  inflect for number, gender, case, etc., "in many languages, speakers decline nouns, pronouns, and adjectives";  go down in value;  go down;  grow worse; show unwillingness towards;  refuse to accept
  • decongestants.
  • decreased   adj. made less in size or amount or degree
  • decreased respirations apnea and cheyne.
  • dectrocardiographic.
  • dectroconvulsive.
  • dectrolyte.
  • dectrolyte disorders.
  • deep   adj. exhibiting great cunning usually with secrecy;  strong; intense;  very distant in time or space;  having great spatial extension or penetration downward or inward from an outer surface or backward or laterally or outward from a center; sometimes used in combination;  relatively deep or strong; affecting one deeply;  with head or back bent low;  large in quantity or size;  extreme;  marked by depth of thinking;  relatively thick from top to bottom;  extending relatively far inward;  difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge;  of an obscure nature; having or denoting a low vocal or instrumental range;  (of darkness) very intense;  adv. to far into space;  to an advanced time;  to a great depth;  noun literary term for an ocean;  the central and most intense or profound part;  a long steep sided depression in the ocean floor
  • deep vein thrombosis.
  • deep venous thrombosis.
  • defects.
  • defense   noun protection from harm;  military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies;  a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him;  the justification for some act or belief;  an organization of defenders that provides resistance against attack;  the defendant and his legal advisors collectively;  (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring;  a structure used to defend against attack; the speech act of answering an attack on your assertions;  the federal department responsible for safeguarding national security of the United States; created in 1947;  (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires
  • defense mechanisms of patient with personality.
  • defenses.
  • deferens.
  • defi.
  • defiant   adj. boldly resisting authority or an opposing force
  • defibrillation   noun treatment by stopping fibrillation of heart muscles (usually by electric shock delivered by a defibrillator)
  • defibrillator   noun an electronic device that administers an electric shock of preset voltage to the heart through the chest wall in an attempt to restore the normal rhythm of the heart during ventricular fibrillation
  • defibrillators.
  • deficiencies.
  • deficiency   noun lack of an adequate quantity or number;  the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable
  • deficit   noun the property of being an amount by which something is less than expected or required;  an excess of liabilities over assets (usually over a certain period);  (sports) the score by which a team or individual is losing;  a deficiency or failure in neurological or mental functioning
  • deficits.
  • defined   adj. clearly characterized or delimited;  clearly defined; showing clearly the outline or profile or boundary
  • defining   noun any process serving to define the shape of something
  • definition   noun clarity of outline;  a concise explanation of the meaning of a word or phrase or symbol
  • definitions.
  • deformans.
  • deformities.
  • deformity   noun an affliction in which some part of the body is misshapen or malformed;  an appearance that has been spoiled or is misshapen
  • degeneration   noun passing from a more complex to a simpler biological form;  the process of declining from a higher to a lower level of effective power or vitality or essential quality;  the state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities
  • degenerative   adj. (of illness) marked by gradual deterioration of organs and cells along with loss of function
  • degenerative disorders.
  • degenerative osteoarthritis.
  • degranulation.
  • degree   noun a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality; the seriousness of something (e.g., a burn or crime);  the highest power of a term or variable;  a measure for arcs and angles;  a unit of temperature on a specified scale;  a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process;  an award conferred by a college or university signifying that the recipient has satisfactorily completed a course of study
  • dehydrate   verb remove water from;  preserve by removing all water and liquids from;  lose water or moisture
  • dehydration   noun the process of extracting moisture;  depletion of bodily fluids;  dryness resulting from the removal of water
  • dehydroepiandrosterone.
  • dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate.
  • dehydrogenase.
  • dejerine.
  • del.
  • delay   noun the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time;  time during which some action is awaited;  verb cause to be slowed down or delayed;  act later than planned, scheduled, or required;  slow the growth or development of; stop or halt
  • delayed   adj. caused to be slower or later;  not as far along as normal in development
  • delirium   noun a usually brief state of excitement and mental confusion often accompanied by hallucinations;  state of violent mental agitation
  • delirium tremens   noun acute delirium caused by alcohol poisoning
  • deliveries.
  • delivering.
  • delivery   noun the act of delivering a child;  the act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail);  the voluntary transfer of something (title or possession) from one party to another;  the event of giving birth;  recovery or preservation from loss or danger; (baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter; your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally
  • delta   noun the 4th letter of the Greek alphabet;  a low triangular area where a river divides before entering a larger body of water
  • delusions.
  • demadex.
  • demand   noun the act of demanding;  an urgent or peremptory request;  the ability and desire to purchase goods and services; required activity;  a condition requiring relief;  verb request urgently and forcefully;  claim as due or just;  ask to be informed of;  summon to court;  lay legal claim to;  require as useful, just, or proper
  • demands.
  • dematiaceous.
  • dementia   noun mental deterioration of organic or functional origin
  • demineralized.
  • demographics.
  • demyelinating.
  • demyelination   noun loss of the myelin covering of some nerve fibers resulting in their impaired function
  • dengue   noun an infectious disease of the tropics transmitted by mosquitoes and characterized by rash and aching head and joints
  • denial   noun the act of asserting that something alleged is not true; the act of refusing to comply (as with a request);  (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that denies painful thoughts;  renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others;  a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him
  • denial of patient.
  • denosumab.
  • densitometry   noun measuring the optical density of a substance by shining light on it and measuring its transmission
  • density   noun the amount per unit size;  the spatial property of being crowded together
  • dental   adj. of or relating to the teeth;  of or relating to dentistry; noun a consonant articulated with the tip of the tongue near the gum ridge
  • dental and craniofacial research group of national cancer.
  • dental health.
  • denver   noun the state capital and largest city of Colorado; located in central Colorado on the South Platte river
  • denver developmental screening test.
  • denver ii.
  • denz penhey.
  • deoxyribonuclease.
  • department   noun a specialized sphere of knowledge;  a specialized division of a large organization;  the territorial and administrative division of some countries (such as France)
  • department of h ealth and h uman.
  • dependence   noun lack of independence or self sufficiency;  being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)
  • dependence abuse vs.
  • dependence vs.
  • dependent   adj. addicted to a drug;  contingent on something else; not independent;  (of a clause) unable to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence;  being under the power or sovereignty of another or others;  supported from above;  noun a person who relies on another person for support (especially financial support)
  • depletion   noun the act of decreasing something markedly;  the state of being depleted
  • depo medroxyprogesterone.
  • depo provera.
  • depo provera medroxyprogesterone acetate.
  • deposition   noun the act of deposing someone; removing a powerful person from a position or office;  (law) a pretrial interrogation of a witness; usually conducted in a lawyer's office;  the natural process of laying down a deposit of something;  the act of putting something somewhere
  • depressants.
  • depressed   adj. having the central portion lower than the margin; lower than previously;  flattened downward as if pressed from above or flattened along the dorsal and ventral surfaces;  low in spirits
  • depression   noun pushing down;  sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy;  angular distance below the horizon (especially of a celestial object);  a concavity in a surface produced by pressing;  a mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity;  a long term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment;  a period during the 1930s when there was a worldwide economic depression and mass unemployment;  a sunken or depressed geological formation;  a state of depression and anhedonia so severe as to require clinical intervention;  an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation
  • depression treatment of.
  • depressive   adj. causing or suggestive of sorrow or gloom;  nounsomeone suffering psychological depression
  • depressive disorder   noun a state of depression and anhedonia so severe as to require clinical intervention
  • deprivation   noun act of depriving someone of food or money or rights;  the disadvantage that results from losing something;  a state of extreme poverty
  • dequervain.
  • derivative   adj. resulting from or employing derivation;  noun(linguistics) a word that is derived from another word;  the result of mathematical differentiation; the instantaneous change of one quantity relative to another; df(x)/dx;  a financial instrument whose value is based on another security
  • derivatives.
  • dermal   adj. of or relating to or located in the dermis;  relating to or existing on or affecting the skin;  of or relating to a cuticle or cuticula
  • dermatitidis.
  • dermatitis   noun inflammation of the skin; skin becomes itchy and may develop blisters
  • dermatochalasis.
  • dermatofibroma.
  • dermatologic   adj. of or relating to or practicing dermatology
  • dermatology   noun the branch of medicine dealing with the skin and its diseases
  • dermatome   noun a surgical instrument used to cut very thin slices of skin
  • dermatomes.
  • dermatomyositis   noun myositis characterized by weakness of limb and neck muscles and much muscle pain and selling accompanied by skin rash affecting cheeks and eyelids and neck and chest and limbs; progression and severity vary among individuals
  • dermatophytosis   noun fungal infection of the skin (especially of moist parts covered by clothing)
  • dermoid.
  • dermoscopy.
  • descending   adj. coming down or downward
  • descent   noun the act of changing your location in a downward direction;  a movement downward;  a downward slope or bend;  the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors;  properties attributable to your ancestry;  the descendants of one individual
  • described   adj. represented in words especially with sharpness and detail
  • descriptive   adj. describing the structure of a language;  serving to describe or inform or characterized by description;  concerned with phenomena (especially language) at a particular period without considering historical antecedents
  • desensitization   noun the process of reducing sensitivity
  • designation   noun the act of designating or identifying something; the act of putting a person into a non elective position;  identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others
  • desipramine.
  • desire   noun an inclination to want things;  the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state;  something that is desired;  verbfeel or have a desire for; want strongly;  express a desire for;  expect and wish
  • desk   noun a piece of furniture with a writing surface and usually drawers or other compartments
  • desloratadine.
  • desmopressin.
  • desquamative.
  • dessicans.
  • destruction   noun the termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists;  an event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something; a final state
  • desvenlafaxine.
  • desyrd.
  • desyrd trazodone.
  • detachment   noun the act of releasing from an attachment or connection;  a small unit of troops of special composition;  coming apart;  avoiding emotional involvement;  the state of being isolated or detached
  • detailed   adj. developed or executed with care and in minute detail
  • detecting   noun a police investigation to determine the perpetrator
  • detection   noun the act of detecting something; catching sight of something;  a police investigation to determine the perpetrator;  the perception that something has occurred or some state exists;  the detection that a signal is being received
  • detection evaluation and treatment of blood pressure.
  • determinants.
  • determination   noun the act of determining the properties of something;  the quality of being determined to do or achieve something;  the act of making up your mind about something;  a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration
  • determine   verb fix conclusively or authoritatively;  fix in scope; fix the boundaries of; the tree determines the border of the property; shape or influence; give direction to;  establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study;  find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort; reach, make, or come to a decision about something;  settle conclusively; come to terms;  decide upon or fix definitely
  • detoxification   noun treatment for poisoning by neutralizing the toxic properties (normally a function of the liver);  a treatment for addiction to drugs or alcohol intended to remove the physiological effects of the addictive substances
  • detriptan.
  • detrol.
  • detrol detrol xl.
  • detrusor.
  • devdopmental.
  • devdopmental disorders.
  • developing   adj. relating to societies in which capital needed to industrialize is in short supply;  gradually unfolding or growing (especially as of something latent);  making or becoming visible through or as if through the action of a chemical agent;  nounprocessing a photosensitive material in order to make an image visible
  • development   noun act of improving by expanding or enlarging or refining;  (music) the section of a composition or movement (especially in sonata form) where the major musical themes are developed and elaborated;  a recent event that has some relevance for the present situation;  a district that has been developed to serve some purpose;  processing a photosensitive material in order to make an image visible;  a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage);  a state in which things are improving; the result of developing (as in the early part of a game of chess);  the act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful;  (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level
  • development and evaluation.
  • development in.
  • development of crisis intervention trauma.
  • developmental   adj. of or relating to or constituting development
  • developmental disorders.
  • developmental dysplasia of hip.
  • developmental milestones in young children.
  • developmental screening.
  • developments.
  • deviated.
  • deviation   noun deviate behavior;  the error of a compass due to local magnetic disturbances;  the difference between an observed value and the expected value of a variable or function;  a variation that deviates from the standard or norm;  a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern)
  • device   noun any clever maneuver;  an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose;  an emblematic design (especially in heraldry); any ornamental pattern or design (as in embroidery);  something in an artistic work designed to achieve a particular effect
  • devices   noun an inclination or desire; used in the plural in the phrase `left to your own devices'
  • dexa.
  • dexamethasone   noun a corticosteroid drug (trade names Decadron or Dexamethasone Intensol or Dexone or Hexadrol or Oradexon) used to treat allergies or inflammation
  • dexamethasone suppression test.
  • dexedrine   noun an isomer of amphetamine (trade name Dexedrine) used as a central nervous system stimulant
  • dexedrine dextrostat.
  • dexmethyl phenidate.
  • dextran.
  • dextro amphetamine.
  • dextroamphetamine.
  • dextroamphetamine for psychotropic induced sexual dysfunction.
  • dextromethorphan.
  • dextrostat.
  • dextrostat dextroamphetamine.
  • dfe.
  • dha.
  • dhea.
  • dheas.
  • dheas dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate.
  • dhhs.
  • dhhs us department of health and human services.
  • di.
  • diabetes   noun any of several metabolic disorders marked by excessive urination and persistent thirst
  • diabetes control and complications.
  • diabetes control and complications trial.
  • diabetes mellitus   noun diabetes caused by a relative or absolute deficiency of insulin and characterized by polyuria
  • diabetes mellitus treatment of.
  • diabetes prevention program.
  • diabetic ketoacidosis.
  • diabeticorum.
  • diabetics.
  • diagnoses.
  • diagnosis   noun identifying the nature or cause of some phenomenon
  • diagnosis and management guidelines.
  • diagnosis and treatment algorithm.
  • diagnostic   adj. characteristic or indicative of e.g. a disease; concerned with diagnosis; used for furthering diagnosis
  • diagnostic and management considerations in.
  • diagnostic and statistical.
  • diagnostic and statistical manual for primary care.
  • diagnostic and statistical manual of.
  • diagnostic and statistical manual of mental.
  • diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders fourth.
  • diagnostic evaluation of parkinson disease.
  • diagnostic process.
  • diagnostic test performance characteristics.
  • diagnostic testing.
  • dial   noun the face of a timepiece; graduated to show the hours;  a disc on a telephone that is rotated a fixed distance for each number called;  the circular graduated indicator on various measuring instruments;  the control on a radio or television set that is used for tuning;  verb choose by means of a dial;  operate a dial to select a telephone number
  • dialysis   noun separation of substances in solution by means of their unequal diffusion through semipermeable membranes
  • diaper   noun garment consisting of a folded cloth drawn up between the legs and fastened at the waist; worn by infants to catch excrement;  a fabric (usually cotton or linen) with a distinctive woven pattern of small repeated figures
  • diaphoresis   noun the process of the sweat glands of the skin secreting a salty fluid
  • diaphragm   noun a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens;  electro acoustic transducer that vibrates to receive or produce sound waves;  a contraceptive device consisting of a flexible dome shaped cup made of rubber or plastic; it is filled with spermicide and fitted over the uterine cervix; (anatomy) a muscular partition separating the abdominal and thoracic cavities; functions in respiration
  • diaphragmatic.
  • diaphragms.
  • diaphyseal   adj. relating to the diaphysis of a bone
  • diaries.
  • diaries health diaries.
  • diaries voiding.
  • diarrhea   noun frequent and watery bowel movements; can be a symptom of infection or food poisoning or colitis or a gastrointestinal tumor
  • diarrheas.
  • diary   noun a personal journal (as a physical object);  a daily written record of (usually personal) experiences and observations
  • diastasis   noun separation of an epiphysis from the long bone to which it is normally attached without fracture of the bone
  • diastolic   adj. of or relating to a diastole or happening during a diastole
  • diastolic dysfunction pharmacologic therapy of.
  • diazepam   noun a tranquilizer (trade name Valium) used to relieve anxiety and relax muscles; acts by enhancing the inhibitory actions of the neurotransmitter GABA; can also be used as an anticonvulsant drug in cases of nerve agent poisoning
  • dic.
  • dichloralphenazone.
  • diclofenac.
  • dicumarol   noun an anticoagulant drug that has now been largely replaced by warfarin
  • dicyclomine.
  • didofenac.
  • die   noun a device used for shaping metal;  a cutting tool that is fitted into a diestock and used for cutting male (external) screw threads on screws or bolts or pipes or rods;  small cubes with 1 to 6 spots on the faces; used to generate random numbers;  verb suffer spiritual death; be damned (in the religious sense);  disappear or come to an end;  pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life;  lose sparkle or bouquet;  to be on base at the end of an inning, of a player;  cut or shape with a die;  be brought to or as if to the point of death by an intense emotion such as embarrassment, amusement, or shame;  languish as with love or desire;  feel indifferent towards;  suffer or face the pain of death;  stop operating or functioning
  • diet   noun the act of restricting your food intake (or your intake of particular foods);  the usual food and drink consumed by an organism (person or animal);  a prescribed selection of foods;  a legislative assembly in certain countries (e.g., Japan);  verb eat sparingly, for health reasons or to lose weight;  follow a regimen or a diet, as for health reasons
  • dietary   adj. of or relating to the diet;  noun a regulated daily food allowance
  • dietary approaches to stop hypertension.
  • dietary guidelines for americans on adolescent physical.
  • dietary recall nutrient intake analysis.
  • dietary recommendations for therapeutic lifestyle.
  • dietetic   adj. of or relating to the diet
  • dietetics   noun the scientific study of food preparation and intake
  • diethylamide.
  • diethylpropion.
  • dieting   noun the act of restricting your food intake (or your intake of particular foods)
  • dieting normal vs.
  • diets.
  • differences.
  • different   adj. differing from all others; not ordinary;  unlike in nature or quality or form or degree;  distinctly separate from the first;  distinct or separate;  marked by dissimilarity
  • differential   adj. relating to or showing a difference;  involving or containing one or more derivatives;  noun a quality that differentiates between similar things;  a bevel gear that permits rotation of two shafts at different speeds; used on the rear axle of automobiles to allow wheels to rotate at different speeds on curves;  the result of mathematical differentiation; the instantaneous change of one quantity relative to another; df(x)/dx
  • differential diagnosis   noun a systematic method of diagnosing a disorder (e.g., headache) that lacks unique symptoms or signs
  • differentiation   noun the mathematical process of obtaining the derivative of a function;  a discrimination between things as different and distinct;  (biology) the structural adaptation of some body part for a particular function
  • diffi.
  • difficile.
  • difficult   adj. not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure;  requiring much effort and trouble;  difficult to manage or control
  • difficult encounters schema for managing.
  • difficult patients management principles for.
  • difficulties.
  • difficulty   noun the quality of being difficult;  a factor causing trouble in achieving a positive result or tending to produce a negative result; a condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome;  an effort that is inconvenient
  • difficulty swallowing.
  • diffuse   adj. spread out; not concentrated in one place;  lacking conciseness;  (of light) transmitted from a broad light source or reflected;  verb move outward;  cause to become widely known; spread or diffuse through
  • diffuse fasciitis with eosinophilia.
  • diffusion   noun the spread of social institutions (and myths and skills) from one society to another;  (physics) the process of diffusing; the intermingling of molecules in gases and liquids as a result of random thermal agitation;  the act of dispersing or diffusing something;  the property of being diffused or dispersed
  • diffusion capacity.
  • digestion   noun learning and coming to understand ideas and information;  the organic process by which food is converted into substances that can be absorbed into the body;  the process of decomposing organic matter (as in sewage) by bacteria or by chemical action or heat
  • digital   adj. of a circuit or device that represents magnitudes in digits;  relating to or performed with the fingers;  displaying numbers rather than scale positions
  • digital rectal examination.
  • digitalis   noun a powerful cardiac stimulant obtained from foxglove; any of several plants of the genus Digitalis
  • digits.
  • digoxin   noun digitalis preparation (trade name Lanoxin) used to treat congestive heart failure or cardiac arrhythmia; helps the heart beat more forcefully
  • dihydrate.
  • dihydroergotamine.
  • dihydropyridines.
  • dilacor.
  • dilantin   noun an anticonvulsant drug (trade name Dilantin) used to treat epilepsy and that is not a sedative
  • dilatation   noun the state of being stretched beyond normal dimensions;  the act of expanding an aperture
  • dilatation and curretage.
  • dilated   adj. made wider or larger in all dimensions
  • dilated pupils.
  • dilated retinal examination for physical abuse.
  • dilation   noun the act of expanding an aperture;  a lengthy discussion (spoken or written) on a particular topic
  • dilation and curettage   noun a surgical procedure usually performed under local anesthesia in which the cervix is dilated and the endometrial lining of the uterus is scraped with a curet; performed to obtain tissue samples or to stop prolonged bleeding or to remove small tumors or to remove fragments of placenta after childbirth or as a method of abortion
  • diltiazem   noun a calcium blocker (trade name Cardizem) used in treating hypertension or angina or heart failure
  • diltiazem hydrochloride.
  • dimension   noun the magnitude of something in a particular direction (especially length or width or height);  one of three Cartesian coordinates that determine a position in space;  magnitude or extent;  a construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished;  verb shape or form to required dimensions;  indicate the dimensions on
  • dimensions.
  • dimesylate.
  • diminished   adj. (of musical intervals) reduction by a semitone of any perfect or minor musical interval;  impaired by diminution;  (of an organ or body part) diminished in size or strength as a result of disease or injury or lack of use;  made to seem smaller or less (especially in worth)
  • dimples.
  • dingle   noun a small wooded hollow
  • dinoprostone.
  • dioxide   noun an oxide containing two atoms of oxygen in the molecule
  • dip   noun a gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the body is lowered and raised by bending and straightening the arms;  a brief swim in water;  a candle that is made by repeated dipping in a pool of wax or tallow;  a brief immersion;  tasty mixture or liquid into which bite sized foods are dipped;  (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon;  a depression in an otherwise level surface;  a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity;  a thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in public places;  verb stain an object by immersing it in a liquid;  go down momentarily;  scoop up by plunging one's hand or a ladle below the surface;  immerse in a disinfectant solution;  place (candle wicks) into hot, liquid wax;  dip into a liquid;  slope downwards; appear to move downward;  lower briefly;  dip into a liquid while eating;  immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate; switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam
  • dipeptidyl.
  • diphenhydramine   noun antihistamine (trade name Benadryl) used to treat allergic reactions involving the nasal passages (hay fever) and also to treat motion sickness
  • diphenylhydantoin   noun an anticonvulsant drug (trade name Dilantin) used to treat epilepsy and that is not a sedative
  • diphosphate.
  • diphtheria   noun acute contagious infection caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheriae; marked by the formation of a false membrane in the throat and other air passages causing difficulty in breathing
  • diphyllobothrium.
  • diplopia   noun visual impairment in which an object is seen as two objects
  • dippel.
  • dipstick   noun a graduated rod dipped into a container to indicate the fluid level
  • dipyridamole.
  • direct   adj. lacking compromising or mitigating elements; exact; direct in spatial dimensions; proceeding without deviation or interruption; straight and short;  (of a current) flowing in one direction only;  extended senses; direct in means or manner or behavior or language or action;  similar in nature or effect or relation to another quantity;  moving from west to east on the celestial sphere; or for planets around the sun in the same direction as the Earth;  having no intervening persons, agents, conditions;  in precisely the same words used by a writer or speaker;  being an immediate result or consequence;  in a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child;  adv. without deviation;  verb command with authority;  give directions to; point somebody into a certain direction;  guide the actors in (plays and films);  be in charge of;  plan and direct (a complex undertaking);  specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public;  put an address on (an envelope);  intend (something) to move towards a certain goal;  aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment;  lead, as in the performance of a composition;  direct the course; determine the direction of travelling;  cause to go somewhere;  take somebody somewhere
  • direct observation in primary care.
  • direct reacting.
  • direct renin inhibitor for hypertension.
  • direct to consumer.
  • directed   adj. manageable by a supervising agent;  (often used in combination) having a specified direction
  • directions.
  • directives.
  • directly   adv. without deviation;  in a forthright manner; candidly or frankly;  without anyone or anything intervening;  without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening
  • directly observed therapy.
  • dirofilariasis.
  • disabilities.
  • disability   noun the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness
  • disabled   adj. markedly unable to function as a consequence of injury or illness;  so badly injured as to be excused from continuing; noun people collectively who are crippled or otherwise physically handicapped
  • disadvantages.
  • disappearance   noun the act of leaving secretly or without explanation;  the event of passing out of sight;  ceasing to exist; gradually ceasing to be visible
  • disaster   noun an act that has disastrous consequences;  an event resulting in great loss and misfortune;  a state of extreme (usually irremediable) ruin and misfortune
  • disasters.
  • disc   noun a flat circular plate;  (computer science) a memory device consisting of a flat disk covered with a magnetic coating on which information is stored;  sound recording consisting of a disk with a continuous groove; used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracks in the groove;  something with a round shape like a flat circular plate
  • discharge   noun the act of discharging a gun;  the act of venting; the sudden giving off of energy;  the pouring forth of a fluid;  electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field;  any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body;  a substance that is emitted or released;  a formal written statement of relinquishment;  the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart);  verb eliminate (substances) from the body; release from military service;  pour forth or release;  remove the charge from;  become empty or void of its content;  pronounce not guilty of criminal charges;  cause to go off;  go off or discharge;  leave or unload, especially of passengers or cargo;  free from obligations or duties;  complete or carry out
  • discharges.
  • disciplinary   adj. relating to a specific field of academic study; relating to discipline in behavior;  designed to promote discipline
  • discipline   noun training to improve strength or self control;  the act of punishing;  the trait of being well behaved;  a system of rules of conduct or method of practice;  a branch of knowledge;  verb punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience;  train by instruction and practice; especially to teach self control
  • disclaimer   noun (law) a voluntary repudiation of a person's legal claim to something;  denial of any connection with or knowledge of
  • disclosure   noun the speech act of making something evident
  • discogenic.
  • discoid   adj. having a flat circular shape
  • discoid lupus erythematosus   noun a chronic skin disease occurring primarily in women between the ages of 20 and 40; characterized by an eruption of red lesions over the cheeks and bridge of the nose
  • discomfort   noun an uncomfortable feeling of mental painfulness or distress;  the state of being tense and feeling pain
  • discontinuation   noun the act of discontinuing or breaking off; an interruption (temporary or permanent)
  • discontinuous   adj. not continuing without interruption in time or space;  of a function or curve; possessing one or more discontinuities
  • discourage   verb deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to feel discouraged;  admonish or counsel in terms of someone's behavior;  try to prevent; show opposition to
  • discoveries.
  • discriminating   adj. showing or indicating careful judgment and discernment especially in matters of taste;  marked by the ability to see or make fine distinctions;  having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
  • discrimination   noun unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice;  the cognitive process whereby two or more stimuli are distinguished
  • discriminatory   adj. manifesting partiality;  containing or implying a slight or showing prejudice;  being biased or having a belief or attitude formed beforehand;  capable of making fine distinctions
  • discussing.
  • discussing defense mechanisms and coping.
  • discussions.
  • disease   noun an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning
  • disease illness.
  • disease modifying.
  • disease modifying antirheumatic drugs.
  • disease modifying therapies for multiple sclerosis.
  • disease reporting.
  • diseased   adj. caused by or altered by or manifesting disease or pathology
  • diseases.
  • diseases commonly referenced guidelines on.
  • diseases in infants and children.
  • disequilibrium   noun loss of equilibrium attributable to an unstable situation in which some forces outweigh others
  • disintegrative   adj. tending to cause breakup into constituent elements or parts
  • dislocations.
  • disopyramide.
  • disorder   noun a disturbance of the peace or of public order; condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning;  a condition in which things are not in their expected places;  verb bring disorder to;  disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed
  • disorders.
  • disorders e.
  • disorders fourth edition.
  • disorders fourth edition text revision.
  • disorders h edition.
  • disorders of.
  • disorders of cortical hyperfunction.
  • disorders of cortical hypofunction.
  • disparities.
  • display   noun something shown to the public;  a visual representation of something;  an electronic device that represents information in visual form;  something intended to communicate a particular impression;  exhibiting openly in public view;  behavior that makes your feelings public;  verb attract attention by displaying some body part or posing; of animals;  to show, make visible or apparent; make clear and visible
  • disruptive   adj. characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination
  • disruptive behavioral disorders in children.
  • disruptive mood dysregulation disorder.
  • dissatisfaction   noun the feeling of being displeased and discontent
  • dissecans.
  • dissecting.
  • dissection   noun cutting so as to separate into pieces;  detailed critical analysis or examination one part at a time (as of a literary work);  a minute and critical analysis
  • disseminated.
  • disseminated intravascular.
  • disseminated intravascular coagulation.
  • dissociative   adj. tending to produce dissociation
  • distal   adj. situated farthest from point of attachment or origin, as of a limb or bone;  directed away from the midline or mesial plane of the body
  • distal symmetric sensorimotor polyneuropathies.
  • distended   adj. abnormally expanded or increased in size; (`swollen' is sometimes used in combination);  abnormally distended especially by fluids or gas
  • distinction   noun a distinguishing difference;  a distinguishing quality;  a discrimination between things as different and distinct; high status importance owing to marked superiority
  • distinguish   verb mark as different;  be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense;  identify as in botany or biology, for example;  make conspicuous or noteworthy; detect with the senses
  • distinguishing   adj. serving to distinguish or identify a species or group
  • distraction   noun the act of distracting; drawing someone's attention away from something;  mental turmoil;  an obstacle to attention;  an entertainment that provokes pleased interest and distracts you from worries and vexations
  • distress   noun the seizure and holding of property as security for payment of a debt or satisfaction of a claim;  psychological suffering; extreme physical pain;  a state of adversity (danger or affliction or need);  verb cause mental pain to
  • distribution   noun the act of distributing or spreading or apportioning;  the commercial activity of transporting and selling goods from a producer to a consumer;  the spatial property of being scattered about over an area or volume;  (statistics) an arrangement of values of a variable showing their observed or theoretical frequency of occurrence
  • distributive   adj. serving to distribute or allot or disperse
  • disturbances.
  • disulfiram   noun a drug (trade name Antabuse) used in the treatment of alcoholism; causes nausea and vomiting if alcohol is ingested
  • disuse   noun the state of something that has been unused and neglected
  • ditropan.
  • ditropan ditropan xl oxytrol.
  • diuretics.
  • divalporex.
  • diverse   adj. distinctly dissimilar or unlike;  many and different
  • diversion   noun a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern);  an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates;  an attack calculated to draw enemy defense away from the point of the principal attack
  • diversity   noun the condition or result of being changed;  noticeable heterogeneity
  • diversity of american population cultural competence.
  • diverticula.
  • diverticular.
  • diverticulitis   noun inflammation of a diverticulum in the digestive tract (especially the colon); characterized by painful abdominal cramping and fever and constipation
  • diverticulosis   noun presence of multiple diverticula in the walls of the colon
  • diverticulum   noun a herniation through the muscular wall of a tubular organ (especially the colon)
  • division   noun the act or process of dividing;  the act of dividing or partitioning; separation by the creation of a boundary that divides or keeps apart;  an arithmetic operation that is the inverse of multiplication; the quotient of two numbers is computed;  discord that splits a group;  an army unit large enough to sustain combat;  a group of ships of similar type;  a unit of the United States Air Force usually comprising two or more wings;  an administrative unit in government or business;  (botany) taxonomic unit of plants corresponding to a phylum;  (biology) a group of organisms forming a subdivision of a larger category;  one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole;  a league ranked by quality
  • divisions.
  • divisions of general practice.
  • dix h.
  • dix hallpike.
  • dizziness   noun a reeling sensation; a feeling that you are about to fall
  • dj   noun a person who announces and plays popular recorded music;  verb comment on music to be played
  • dka.
  • dl   noun a metric unit of volume equal to one tenth of a liter
  • dlco.
  • dle   noun a chronic skin disease occurring primarily in women between the ages of 20 and 40; characterized by an eruption of red lesions over the cheeks and bridge of the nose
  • dm   noun a metric unit of length equal to one tenth of a meter; diabetes caused by a relative or absolute deficiency of insulin and characterized by polyuria
  • dmards.
  • dmards disease modifying antirheumatic.
  • dmards disease modifying antirheumatic drugs.
  • dmdd.
  • dmpa.
  • dmpa depo provera.
  • dna   noun (biochemistry) a long linear polymer found in the nucleus of a cell and formed from nucleotides and shaped like a double helix; associated with the transmission of genetic information
  • dnaase.
  • dnar.
  • dnr.
  • do   noun the syllable naming the first (tonic) note of any major scale in solmization;  doctor's degree in osteopathy;  an uproarious party; verb create or design, often in a certain way;  travel or traverse (a distance);  carry on or manage;  get (something) done;  proceed or get along;  behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself;  arrange attractively;  give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally;  carry out or perform an action;  engage in;  carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions; be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity;  spend time in prison or in a labor camp
  • do not attempt resuscitation orders.
  • do not resuscitate.
  • dobutamine.
  • docosahexaenoic.
  • docosahexaenoic acid   noun an omega 3 fatty acid with 22 carbon atoms; found in fish (especially tuna and bluefish)
  • doctor   noun children take the roles of physician or patient or nurse and pretend they are at the physician's office;  a licensed medical practitioner;  a person who holds Ph.D. degree (or the equivalent) from an academic institution;  (Roman Catholic Church) a title conferred on 33 saints who distinguished themselves through the orthodoxy of their theological teaching;  verb give medical treatment to;  restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken;  alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive
  • doctor centered.
  • doctor the.
  • doctrine   noun a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
  • document   noun anything serving as a representation of a person's thinking by means of symbolic marks;  writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature);  a written account of ownership or obligation;  (computer science) a computer file that contains text (and possibly formatting instructions) using seven bit ASCII characters;  verb support or supply with references; record in detail
  • documentation   noun documentary validation;  confirmation that some fact or statement is true;  program listings or technical manuals describing the operation and use of programs
  • dofetilide.
  • dog ear   noun a corner of a page turned down to mark your place
  • doherty.
  • domains.
  • domestic   adj. produced in a particular country;  of concern to or concerning the internal affairs of a nation;  of or involving the home or family;  converted or adapted to domestic use;  of or relating to the home;  noun a servant who is paid to perform menial tasks around the household
  • dominant   adj. exercising influence or control;  (of genes) producing the same phenotype whether its allele is identical or dissimilar;  noun(music) the fifth note of the diatonic scale;  an allele that produces the same phenotype whether its paired allele is identical or different
  • domineering   adj. tending to domineer
  • domipramine.
  • donabedian.
  • donepezil.
  • donne   noun English clergyman and metaphysical poet celebrated as a preacher (1572 1631)
  • donner.
  • donovanosis.
  • dopamine   noun a monoamine neurotransmitter found in the brain and essential for the normal functioning of the central nervous system; as a drug (trade names Dopastat and Intropin) it is used to treat shock and hypotension
  • dopamine agonists.
  • dopc.
  • doppler   noun Austrian physicist famous for his discovery of the Doppler effect (1803 1853)
  • doppler echocardiography cardiac in heart failure evaluation.
  • doppler ultrasonography for peripheral arterial.
  • dorsal   adj. belonging to or on or near the back or upper surface of an animal or organ or part;  facing away from the axis of an organ or organism
  • dorsalis.
  • dosage   noun the quantity of an active agent (substance or radiation) taken in or absorbed at any one time
  • dosages.
  • dose   noun a measured portion of medicine taken at any one time; the quantity of an active agent (substance or radiation) taken in or absorbed at any one time;  street name for lysergic acid diethylamide;  a communicable infection transmitted by sexual intercourse or genital contact;  verb treat with an agent; add (an agent) to;  administer a drug to
  • dosing.
  • dostoevsky   noun Russian novelist who wrote of human suffering with humor and psychological insight (1821 1881)
  • dosulepin.
  • dot   noun the shorter of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code;  street name for lysergic acid diethylamide;  the United States federal department that institutes and coordinates national transportation programs; created in 1966;  a very small circular shape;  verb mark with a dot;  make a dot or dots;  scatter or intersperse like dots or studs;  distribute loosely
  • double   adj. having two meanings with intent to deceive;  large enough for two;  twice as great or many;  consisting of or involving two parts or components usually in pairs;  having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualities;  used of flowers having more than the usual number of petals in crowded or overlapping arrangements;  used of homologous chromosomes associated in pairs in synapsis;  adv. two together;  downward and forward;  to double the degree;  noun a base hit on which the batter stops safely at second base;  a quantity that is twice as great as another; someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor);  a stand in for movie stars to perform dangerous stunts; raising the stakes in a card game by a factor of 2;  verb increase twofold;  hit a two base hit;  do double duty; serve two purposes or have two functions;  bridge: make a demand for (a card or suit); make or do or perform again;  bend over or curl up, usually with laughter or pain
  • double contrast.
  • double contrast barium enema.
  • dowie.
  • down   adj. not functioning (temporarily or permanently);  shut; understood perfectly;  being put out by a strikeout;  extending or moving from a higher to a lower place;  becoming progressively lower;  being or moving lower in position or less in some value;  low in spirits;  lower than previously;  adv. spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position;  away from a more central or a more northerly place;  paid in cash at time of purchase;  in an inactive or inoperative state;  to a lower intensity;  from an earlier time;  noun(American football) a complete play to advance the football;  soft fine feathers;  fine soft dense hair (as the fine short hair of cattle or deer or the wool of sheep or the undercoat of certain dogs);  (usually plural) a rolling treeless highland with little soil;  English physician who first described Down's syndrome (1828 1896);  verb bring down or defeat (an opponent);  cause to come or go down;  shoot at and force to come down;  improve or perfect by pruning or polishing;  eat immoderately;  drink down entirely
  • dowrick.
  • doxazosin.
  • doxepin   noun a tricyclic antidepressant (trade names Adapin and Sinequan) with numerous side effects (dry mouth and sedation and gastrointestinal disturbances)
  • doxorubicin   noun an antibiotic used as an anticancer drug
  • doxycycline   noun an antibiotic derived from tetracycline that is effective against many infections
  • doxycydine.
  • dpoa hc.
  • dpoa hc durable power of attorney fur.
  • dpp.
  • dpp diabetes prevention program.
  • dr.
  • dracunculiasis   noun a painful and debilitating infestation contracted by drinking stagnant water contaminated with Guinea worm larvae that can mature inside a human's abdomen until the worm emerges through a painful blister in the person's skin
  • drainage   noun emptying something accomplished by allowing liquid to run out of it
  • drawer   noun a boxlike container in a piece of furniture; made so as to slide in and out;  the person who writes a check or draft instructing the drawee to pay someone else;  an artist skilled at drawing
  • dre.
  • dre digital rectal examination.
  • dressings.
  • dressler.
  • driving   adj. having the power of driving or impelling;  acting with vigor;  noun the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal;  hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver
  • drop   noun the act of dropping something;  a central depository where things can be left or picked up;  a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity;  a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity;  a predetermined hiding place for the deposit and distribution of illicit goods (such as drugs or stolen property);  a small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid);  a shape that is spherical and small;  a curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from the flies; often used as background scenery;  a steep high face of rock;  verb give birth; used for animals;  stop pursuing or acting;  go down in value; change from one level to another;  utter casually;  lose (a game); leave or unload, especially of passengers or cargo;  to fall vertically; let fall to the ground;  terminate an association with;  grow worse; lower the pitch of (musical notes);  leave undone or leave out;  cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow;  get rid of;  let or cause to fall in drops;  fall or drop to a lower place or level;  pay out;  stop associating with;  hang freely
  • drospirenone.
  • drug   noun a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic;  verbadminister a drug to;  use recreational drugs
  • drug abuse   noun excessive use of drugs
  • drug and chemical exposures in pregnancy in.
  • drug drug.
  • drug drug abuse.
  • drug exposed.
  • drug induced.
  • drug induced conditions.
  • drug information.
  • drug resistant.
  • drug resistant and unusual bacteria.
  • drug testing.
  • drug testing methods advantages and.
  • drug treatment specific to and recovery.
  • drugdex.
  • drugs.
  • drugs adverse reactions adverse drug reactions.
  • drugs affecting thyroid function.
  • drugs medications.
  • dry   adj. practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages; lacking warmth or emotional involvement;  having a large proportion of strong liquor;  without a mucous or watery discharge;  humorously sarcastic or mocking;  (of food) eaten without a spread or sauce or other garnish;  having no adornment or coloration;  unproductive especially of the expected results;  used of solid substances in contrast with liquid ones;  lacking interest or stimulation; dull and lifeless;  (of liquor) having a low residual sugar content because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation;  not shedding tears;  free from liquid or moisture; lacking natural or normal moisture or depleted of water; or no longer wet;  not producing milk;  opposed to or prohibiting the production and sale of alcoholic beverages;  lacking moisture or volatile components;  noun a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages;  verb remove the moisture from and make dry;  become dry or drier
  • dry eye.
  • dry mouth with sj.
  • ds   noun an honorary degree in science;  the bureau in the State Department that is responsible for the security of diplomats and embassies overseas;  a radioactive transuranic element
  • dsm iv.
  • dsm iv tr.
  • dsm iv tr diagnostic and statistical manual of mental.
  • dsm pc.
  • dst.
  • dt.
  • dtc.
  • dtc genetic tests.
  • dual   adj. a grammatical number category referring to two items or units as opposed to one item (singular) or more than two items (plural);  consisting of or involving two parts or components usually in pairs;  having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualities
  • dual chamber.
  • dual diagnosis alcohol use disorder and.
  • dual energy.
  • dual energy x ray.
  • dual energy x ray absorptiometry.
  • dub   verb provide (movies) with a soundtrack of a foreign language; give a nickname to;  raise (someone) to knighthood
  • dub dysfunctional uterine bleeding.
  • dubin.
  • dubos.
  • duct   noun an enclosed conduit for a fluid;  a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance;  a continuous tube formed by a row of elongated cells lacking intervening end walls
  • ductal.
  • ductal carcinoma in situ.
  • ducts.
  • ductus.
  • due   adj. owed and payable immediately or on demand;  suitable to or expected in the circumstances;  scheduled to arrive;  adv. directly or exactly; straight;  noun that which is deserved or owed;  a payment that is due (e.g., as the price of membership)
  • duijn.
  • duke   noun a British peer of the highest rank;  a nobleman (in various countries) of high rank
  • dukes.
  • duloxetine.
  • dumping   noun selling goods abroad at a price below that charged in the domestic market
  • duodenal   adj. in or relating to the duodenum
  • duodenum   noun the part of the small intestine between the stomach and the jejunum
  • duplex   adj. allowing communication in opposite directions simultaneously;  (used technically of a device or process) having two parts;  noun an apartment having rooms on two floors that are connected by a staircase;  a house with two units sharing a common wall;  verb change into a duplex
  • dura   noun the outermost (and toughest) of the 3 meninges
  • durable   adj. existing for a long time;  very long lasting;  serviceable for a long time
  • durable power of attorney fur health care.
  • during.
  • dust   noun fine powdery material such as dry earth or pollen that can be blown about in the air;  free microscopic particles of solid material;  the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up;  verb remove the dust from;  rub the dust over a surface so as to blur the outlines of a shape;  cover with a light dusting of a substance;  distribute loosely
  • dutch   adj. of or relating to the Netherlands or its people or culture; noun the West Germanic language of the Netherlands;  the people of the Netherlands
  • dutch college of general.
  • duty   noun work that you are obliged to perform for moral or legal reasons;  the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force;  a government tax on imports or exports
  • duvall.
  • dvt.
  • dvt deep venous thrombosis.
  • dwj.
  • dying   adj. in or associated with the process of passing from life or ceasing to be;  eagerly desirous;  noun the time when something ends
  • dying process symptom control in medications in.
  • dynacirc.
  • dynamics   noun the branch of mechanics concerned with the forces that cause motions of bodies
  • dyrenium.
  • dysarthria   noun impaired articulatory ability resulting from defects in the peripheral motor nerves or in the speech musculature
  • dysautonomia.
  • dysentery   noun an infection of the intestines marked by severe diarrhea
  • dysequilibrium.
  • dysesthesias.
  • dysfunction   noun (medicine) any disturbance in the function of an organ or body part
  • dysfunctional   adj. (of a trait or condition) failing to serve an adjustive purpose;  impaired in function; especially of a bodily system or organ
  • dysfunctional uterine bleeding.
  • dysgenesis   noun infertility between hybrids
  • dyshidrotic.
  • dyslipidemia.
  • dyslipidemias.
  • dyslipoproteinemias.
  • dysmenorrhea   noun painful menstruation
  • dysmorphic.
  • dysmotility.
  • dyspareunia.
  • dyspepsia   noun a disorder of digestive function characterized by discomfort or heartburn or nausea
  • dyspepsia peptic ulcer disease.
  • dysphagia   noun condition in which swallowing is difficult or painful
  • dysphasia   noun an impairment of language (especially speech production) that is usually due to brain damage
  • dysphonia   noun speech disorder attributable to a disorder of phonation
  • dysphoria   noun abnormal depression and discontent
  • dysphoric   adj. generalized feeling of distress
  • dysplasia   noun abnormal development (of organs or cells) or an abnormal structure resulting from such growth
  • dysplastic   adj. relating to or evidencing dysplasia
  • dyspnea   noun difficult or labored respiration
  • dyspnea management of as goal in hospice.
  • dysproteinemic.
  • dysregulation.
  • dysthymia   noun mild chronic depression
  • dysthymic.
  • dysthytnic.
  • dystocia.
  • dystonia.
  • dystrophy   noun any degenerative disorder resulting from inadequate or faulty nutrition;  any of several hereditary diseases of the muscular system characterized by weakness and wasting of skeletal muscles
  • dysuria   noun painful or difficult urination

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