Medical Dictionary Definitions A-Z List
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DTaP: Diphtheria-Tetanus-acellular Pertussis vaccine....
DTaP immunization: Like DPT, DTaP protects from
diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) and tetanus. DTaP is the same as DTP, except that
it contains only acellular pertussis vaccine which is thought to cause fewer of the minor
reactions associated with immunization and is also probably less likely t...
DTC: Direct-to-consumer, as in DTC advertising of prescription drugs....
DTP: Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis vaccine....
Dual energy X-ray absorptometry
Dual energy X-ray absorptometry: Abbreviated DEXA. See: DXA....
Dual X-ray absorptometry
Dual X-ray absorptometry: See: DXA....
Duane and radial ray anomaly with deafness
Duane and radial ray anomaly with deafness: See: Okihiro syndrome....
Duane retraction syndrome
Duane retraction syndrome: See: Duane syndrome....
Duane syndrome: A congenital eye movement disorder in which there is miswiring of the eye muscles, causing some eye muscles to contract when they should not and other eye muscles not to contract when they should. People with the syndrome have a limited (and sometimes no) ability to move the eye outw...
Duane-radial ray syndrome
Duane-radial ray syndrome: See: Okihiro syndrome....
Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Duchenne muscular dystrophy: The best-known form of muscular dystrophy, due to mutation in a gene on the X chromosome that prevents the production of dystrophin, a normal protein in muscle. DMD affects boys and, very rarely, girls. DMD typically appears between the ages of two with weakness in the p...
Duchenne-Erb palsy: See: Erb palsy....
Duchenne-Erb paralysis: See: Erb palsy....
Duct: A passage or a tube with well-defined walls suitable for the conveyance of air or liquids, as the bile duct and the pancreatic duct.
Duct is a contraction of the New Latin word ductus. The Romans, however, used the word canalis to designate a conduit....
Duct of Bellini
Duct of Bellini: A continuation of the collecting tubules in the kidney....