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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «D»:

  1. Discordant Discordant
    Discordant: 1. Showing discordance, lack of agreement. A couple may be discordant for a sexually transmitted infection, with one partner having it and the other not. 2. In transplantation genetics, between different species. A discordant xenograft is a transplant between members of very differe...
  2. Discordant couple Discordant couple
    Discordant couple: A pair of long-term sexual partners in which one has a sexually transmitted infection and the other does not. The CDC has guidelines for counseling discordant couples in which the woman is HIV-infected and her husband is HIV-uninfected....
  3. Disease Disease
    Disease: Illness or sickness often characterized by typical patient problems (symptoms) and physical findings (signs). Disruption sequence: The events that occur when a fetus that is developing normally is subjected to a destructive agent such as the rubella (German measles) virus. ...
  4. Disease names Disease names
    Disease names: See: Disease nomenclature....
  5. Disease nomenclature Disease nomenclature
    Disease nomenclature: A system of classifying and naming diseases. The contemporary categories and codes for diseases are outlined in the World Health Organization's "International Classification of Diseases." Within some medical fields, there are standard nomenclatures. For example, DSM-IV, the 4th...
  6. Disease surveillance Disease surveillance
    Disease surveillance: The ongoing systematic collection and analysis of data and the provision of information which leads to action being taken to prevent and control a disease, usually one of an infectious nature....
  7. Disease, acute respiratory Disease, acute respiratory
    Disease, acute respiratory: A sudden condition in which breathing is difficult and the oxygen levels in the blood abruptly drop lower than normal....
  8. Disease, Addison Disease, Addison
    Disease, Addison: Long-term underfunction of the outer portion of the adrenal gland. In medical terms, chronic insufficiency of the adrenal cortex. This may be due to a number of different insults to the adrenal including physical trauma, hemorrhage, and tuberculosis of the adrenal, and destructio...
  9. Disease, adult celiac Disease, adult celiac
    Disease, adult celiac: This condition results from an immune (allergic) reaction to gluten, a protein found in wheat and related grains and present in many foods that we eat. Sprue causes impaired absorption and digestion of nutrients through the small intestine. Symptoms include frequent diarrhea a...
  10. Disease, Alexander Disease, Alexander
    Disease, Alexander: See: Alexander disease....
  11. Disease, Alpers Disease, Alpers
    Disease, Alpers: See: Alpers disease....
  12. Disease, alveolar hydatid Disease, alveolar hydatid
    Disease, alveolar hydatid: A parasitic disease caused by the larval stage of a microscopic tapeworm called Echinococcus multilocularis. See: Alveolar hydatid disease....
  13. Disease, Alzheimer Disease, Alzheimer
    Disease, Alzheimer: See: Alzheimer disease....
  14. Disease, Anderson-Fabry Disease, Anderson-Fabry
    Disease, Anderson-Fabry: See: Fabry disease....
  15. Disease, autoimmune Disease, autoimmune
    Disease, autoimmune: See Autoimmune disease....