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  1. Desmoplastic reaction Desmoplastic reaction
    Desmoplastic reaction: This term refers to the growth of fibrous or connective tissue. Some tumors elicit a desmoplastic reaction, the pervasive growth of dense fibrous tissue around the tumor. Scar tissue (adhesion) within the abdomen after abdominal surgery is another type of desmoplastic reaction...
  2. Desquamate Desquamate
    Desquamate: To shed the outer layers of the skin. Although it may sound somewhat fishy, the word "desquamate" comes from the Latin "desquamare" meaning "to scrape the scales off a fish." ...
  3. Desquamation Desquamation
    Desquamation: The shedding of the outer layers of the skin. For example, once the rash of measles fades, there is desquamation. The word comes from the Latin "desquamare" meaning "to scrape the scales off a fish." ...
  4. Detox Detox
    Detox: Short for detoxification, usually from an addictive drug such as alcohol or heroin. A detox center is designed to promote the recovery of a person from an addiction....
  5. Detoxify Detoxify
    Detoxify: To reduce or eliminate the toxicity of a substance or poison. To promote the recovery of a person from an addictive drug such as alcohol or heroin....
  6. Deuteranomaly Deuteranomaly
    Deuteranomaly: Colorblindness of the red-green type, also known as deuteranopia or Daltonism. The term "Daltonism" is derived from the name of the chemist and physicist, John Dalton (1766-1844). Dalton was born in a village in Cumberland, England where his father, Joseph, was a weaver in poor circ...
  7. Deuteranopia Deuteranopia
    Deuteranopia: Colorblindness of the red-green type, also known as deuteranomaly or Daltonism. The term "Daltonism" is derived from the name of the chemist and physicist, John Dalton (1766-1844). Dalton was born in a village in Cumberland, England where his father, Joseph, was a weaver in poor circ...
  8. Deuterium Deuterium
    Deuterium: A non-radioactive isotope of hydrogen that contains a neutron in its nucleus in addition to the one proton normally seen in hydrogen. A deuterium atom is twice as heavy as normal hydrogen....
  9. Development Development
    Development: The process of growth and differentiation. ...
  10. Development, Human, . . . (NICHD) Development, Human, . . . (NICHD)
    Development, Human, National Institute of Child Health and (NICHD): One of the US National Institutes of Health, NICHD is in a sense the NIH for kids in that it is concerned with child health. The mission of the NICHD is, in formal terms, to support and conduct "research on fertility, pregnancy...
  11. Developmental delay Developmental delay
    Developmental delay: Behind schedule in reaching milestones of early childhood development. ...
  12. Developmental dislocation of the hip (DDH) Developmental dislocation of the hip (DDH)
    Developmental dislocation of the hip (DDH): The abnormal formation of the hip joint in which the ball at the top of the thighbone (the femoral head) is not stable within the socket (the acetabulum). The ligaments of the hip joint may also be loose and stretched. The degree of instability or loosen...
  13. Developmental disorder Developmental disorder
    Developmental disorder: One of several disorders that interrupt normal development in childhood. They may affect a single area of development (specific developmental disorders) or several (pervasive developmental disorders). With early intervention, most specific developmental disorders can be ...
  14. Developmental disorder, specific Developmental disorder, specific
    Developmental disorder, specific: A disorder that selectively affects one area of development, sparing essentially all other areas of development. For example, dysgraphia is one type of specific developmental disorder. In dysgraphia there is inability to write legibly. Problems in dysgraphia may...
  15. Developmental dyspraxia Developmental dyspraxia
    Developmental dyspraxia: A pattern of delayed, uneven, or aberrant development of physical abilities during childhood development. The physical abilities affected may be gross or fine motor skills. Developmental dyspraxia may be seen alone or in combination with other developmental problems, part...