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DR syndrome: See: Okihiro syndrome....
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...
Dr. Joseph Moscati
Dr. Joseph Moscati: See: Moscati, St. Joseph....
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 ...
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....
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....
Drain, Jackson Pratt
Drain, Jackson Pratt: See: JP drain....
Drain, JP: See: JP drain....
Drain, Penrose: See: Penrose drain....
DRE (digital rectal exam)
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DRE (digital rectal exam): An exam done to d...
Dream, pre-sleep: Also
called a hypnagogic hallucination, this type of dream is characteristically vivid and occurs as one is falling asleep or awakening....
Dreams: Thoughts, visions, and other sensations that occupy
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...
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)....
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...
Drinox: Trade name of the insecticide aldrin. See: Aldrin and dieldrin....