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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «D»:

  1. Drip Drip
    Drip: In medical usage, a drip is not a dull, unattractive person but a device for administering a fluid drop-by-drop into a vein. It is an intravenous (IV) fluid dripping into a vein, an intravenous fluid drip, a solution (usually a balanced electrolyte solution) administered directly into the veno...
  2. Drop attack Drop attack
    Drop attack: See: Atonic seizure....
  3. Drop seizure Drop seizure
    Drop seizure: See: Atonic seizure....
  4. Dropsy Dropsy
    Dropsy: An old term for the swelling of soft tissues due to the accumulation of excess water. In years gone by, a person might have been said to have dropsy. Today one would be more descriptive and specify the cause. Thus, the person might have edema due to congestive heart failure. Edema is o...
  5. Drosophila Drosophila
    Drosophila: The fruit fly. One species, Drosophila melanogaster, is a favorite model organism in genetics and developmental biology. See also: Drosophila genome....
  6. Drosophila genome Drosophila genome
    Drosophila genome: All of the genetic information contained in Drosophila, the fruitfly. The genomes of particular nonhuman organisms such as Drosophila have been studied for a number of reasons including the need to improve sequencing and analysis techniques. These nonhuman genomes also provide p...
  7. DRRS DRRS
    DRRS: See: Okihiro syndrome....
  8. Drug activity Drug activity
    Drug activity: A measure of the physiological response a drug produces. A less active drug produces less response (and visa versa)....
  9. Drug caution codes Drug caution codes
    Drug caution codes: Abbreviations on medications that indicate caution. While not a part of the historical heritage of ancient prescription abbreviations, drug caution codes provide very valuable warnings. They include both universal and specific caution codes: Universal caution codes: D = drowsin...
  10. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
    Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA): Every prescription written in the United States bears a DEA number, that of the prescribing doctor, the DEA being the Drug Enforcement Administration of the U.S. Department of Justice. Historically, the DEA's roots go back to the founding in 1930 of the Federal...
  11. Drug resistance Drug resistance
    Drug resistance: The ability of bacteria and other microorganisms to withstand a drug to which they were once sensitive and were once slowed in growth or killed outright. ...
  12. Drug test Drug test
    Drug test: An examination of biologic material (such as urine, hair, saliva, or sweat) to detect the presence of specific drugs and determine prior drug use. Drug tests may be performed to detect illegal drug use as well as the use of drugs and substances not permitted in specific occupations or ...
  13. Drug, ACE-inhibitor Drug, ACE-inhibitor
    Drug, ACE-inhibitor: A drug that inhibits ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme) which is important to the formation of angiotensin II. Angiotensin II causes arteries in the body to constrict and thereby raises the blood pressure. ACE inhibitors lower the blood pressure by inhibiting the formation...
  14. Drug, anti-infective Drug, anti-infective
    Drug, anti-infective: Something capable of acting against infection, by inhibiting the spread of an infectious agent or by killing the infectious agent outright. Anti-infective is a general term that encompasses antibacterials, antibiotics, antifungals, antiprotozoans and antivirals....
  15. Drug, antibiotic Drug, antibiotic
    Drug, antibiotic: A drug used to treat bacterial infections. The original definition of an antibiotic was a substance produced by one microorganism that selectively inhibits the growth of another microorganism. However, wholly synthetic antibiotics (usually chemically related to natural antibiotics)...