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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «D»:

  1. DR syndrome DR syndrome
    DR syndrome: See: Okihiro syndrome....
  2. Dr. Andrew Weil Dr. Andrew Weil
    Dr. Andrew Weil: Dr. Andrew Weil is a physician and proponent of alternative medicine. Dr. Weil is the Director and founder of the Program in Integrative Medicine (PIM) at the University of Arizona in Tucson. His philosophy stresses combining traditional and alternative medicine for the overall w...
  3. Dr. Joseph Moscati Dr. Joseph Moscati
    Dr. Joseph Moscati: See: Moscati, St. Joseph....
  4. Dracunculiasis Dracunculiasis
    Dracunculiasis: A parasitic disease caused by the largest parasite that plagues people and bores into their tissues -- the guinea worm Dracunculus medinensis. Dracunculiasis is also called guinea worm disease and end-of-the-road disease because it is not seen in the big cities. Once it infects a ...
  5. Draft DNA sequence Draft DNA sequence
    Draft DNA sequence: Sequence of a DNA with less accuracy than a finished sequence. In a draft sequence, some segments are missing or are in the wrong order or are oriented incorrectly. A draft sequence is as opposed to a finished DNA sequence....
  6. Drain Drain
    Drain: A device for removing fluid from a cavity or wound. A drain is typically a tube or wick. As a verb, to allow fluid to be released from a confined area....
  7. Drain, Jackson Pratt Drain, Jackson Pratt
    Drain, Jackson Pratt: See: JP drain....
  8. Drain, JP Drain, JP
    Drain, JP: See: JP drain....
  9. Drain, Penrose Drain, Penrose
    Drain, Penrose: See: Penrose drain....
  10. DRE (digital rectal exam) DRE (digital rectal exam)
    Take the Tummy Trouble Digestive Quiz Digestive Disease Myths Slideshow Pictures Diverticulitis (Diverticulosis) Slideshow Pictures DRE (digital rectal exam): An exam done to d...
  11. Dream, pre-sleep Dream, pre-sleep
    Dream, pre-sleep: Also called a hypnagogic hallucination, this type of dream is characteristically vivid and occurs as one is falling asleep or awakening....
  12. Dreams Dreams
    Dreams: Thoughts, visions, and other sensations that occupy the mind in sleep. Dreams occur during that part of sleep when there are rapid eye movements (REMs). We have 3 to 5 periods of REM sleep per night. They usually come at intervals of 1-2 hours and are quite variable in length. An epis...
  13. Dressler syndrome Dressler syndrome
    Dressler syndrome: Pericarditis (inflammation of the pericardium, the sac-like covering of the heart) after a heart attack. Named for the Polish-born American physician William Dressler (1890-1969)....
  14. Drill, dental Drill, dental
    Drill, dental: A device that dentists use to drill into teeth. Primitive dental drills were used in the 18th and early 19th centuries. In 1868, American dentist George F. Green added power to the drill with a pneumatic version run by a pedal-powered bellows. In 1871, dentist James B. Morrison added...
  15. Drinox Drinox
    Drinox: Trade name of the insecticide aldrin. See: Aldrin and dieldrin....