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  1. Dysmorphology Dysmorphology
    Dysmorphology: Dysmorphology is a term coined by Dr. David W. Smith in the 1960's to describe the study of human congenital malformations (birth defects), particularly those affecting the morphology (the anatomy) of the individual. Dysmorphology literally mean, "the study of abnormal form." A pe...
  2. Dysmorphophobia Dysmorphophobia
    Dysmorphophobia: Excessive dislike of a part of ones body. See: Body dysmorphic disorder....
  3. Dysmotility syndrome Dysmotility syndrome
    Dysmotility syndrome: A vague, descriptive term used to describe diseases of the muscles of the gastrointestinal tract (esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines) in which the muscles do not work normally (hence the term dysmotility). Other terms that are sometimes used for dysmotility prob...
  4. Dysostosis, cleidocranial Dysostosis, cleidocranial
    Dysostosis, cleidocranial: A genetic (inherited) disorder of bone development characterized by: Absent or incompletely formed collar bones (the "cleido-" part refers to the clavicles, the collar bones) The child with this disorder can bring its shoulders together or nearly so; and Typical cranial a...
  5. Dyspareunia Dyspareunia
    Dyspareunia: The medical term for pain during sexual intercourse. ...
  6. Dyspepsia Dyspepsia
    Dyspepsia: Dyspepsia refers to a condition (disease) in which there are upper abdominal symptoms which may include upper abdominal pain, bloating (a feeling of abdominal fullness without objective abdominal distention), early satiety (a feeling of unusual fullness with very little intake of food), ...
  7. Dyspeptic Dyspeptic
    Dyspeptic: Pertaining to dyspepsia, a term that is probably more often encountered today in advertising than in medicine. "Dyspepsia" refers to nondescript, nonspecific upper abdominal symptoms which may include discomfort, bloating, a feeling of unusual fullness with very little intake of food (ear...
  8. Dysphagia Dysphagia
    Dysphagia: Difficulty in swallowing, swallowing problems. Dysphagia is due to problems in nerve or muscle control. It is common, for example, after a stroke. Dysphagia compromises nutrition and hydration and may lead to aspiration pneumonia and dehydration. Phagein in Greek means to eat. Tro...
  9. Dysphasia Dysphasia
    Dysphasia: One in a group of speech disorders in which there is impairment of the power of expression by speech, writing, or signs, or impairment of the power of comprehension of spoken or written language. More severe forms of dysphasia are called aphasia. From dys- meaning difficult, painful, bad...
  10. Dysphonia Dysphonia
    Dysphonia: An impairment of the voice. Difficulty in speaking. Hoarseness is a common sort of dysphonia. See also: Spasmodic dysphonia....
  11. Dysphonia, spasmodic Dysphonia, spasmodic
    Dysphonia, spasmodic: See: Spasmodic dysphonia....
  12. Dysphonia, spastic Dysphonia, spastic
    Dysphonia, spastic: See: Spasmodic dysphonia....
  13. Dysphoria Dysphoria
    Dysphoria: Anxiety....
  14. Dysphoric mania Dysphoric mania
    Dysphoric mania: The concurrent presence of symptoms of depression and mania together. Also called Mixed bipolar state....
  15. Dysplasia Dysplasia
    Dysplasia: Abnormal in form. From the Greek dys- (bad, disordered, abnormal) and plassein (to form). For example, retinal dysplasia is abnormal formation of the retina during embryonic development. ...