Medical Glossary D

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  1. discontinue(d)
    d/c
  2. Drug Enforcement Agency, of the Department of Justice
    DEA
  3. to perform the action of débridement, the removal of foreign material and dead or damaged tissue, especially in a wound
    Débride
  4. prefix used in the metric system to denote one-tenth (1 /1 0)
    Deci
  5. numeric system using numbers from 0 to 9
    Decimal
  6. agent that reduces congestion, especially nasal
    Decongestants
  7. action occurring a considerable time after a stimulus
    Delayed action
  8. triangular muscle on the upper arm
    Deltoid
  9. false belief brought about without appropriate external stimulation and inconsistent with the individual’s own knowledge and experience
    Delusion
  10. a progressive, irreversible decline in mental function, marked by memory impairment and, often, deficits in reasoning, judgment, abstract thought, registration, comprehension, learning, task execution, and use of language
    Dementia
  11. number on lower part of a fraction; used to divide into the numerator
    Denominator
  12. supported, nurtured, or relying on another person or variable
    Dependent
  13. mood disorder marked by loss of interest or pleasure in living
    Depression
  14. dose of medication ordered by the prescriber
    Desired dose
  15. causing injury or death
    Destructive
  16. glucose, sugar
    Dextrose
  17. excessive urination caused by inadequate amounts of antidiuretic hormone (ADH) in the body or by failur of the kidney to respond to ADH
    Diabetes Insipidus
  18. chronic metabolic disorder marked by hyperglycemia
    Diabetes mellitus
  19. pertaining to the disease or syndrome a person has or is believed to have
    Diagnostic
  20. passage of a solute through a membrane
    Dialysis
  21. calculating dosages using the measurement, such as milligrams or milliliters, to set up the calculation
    Dimensional analysis
  22. dividing and spreading of a medication to a target organ
    Distribution
  23. number being divided in a division problem
    Dividend
  24. to separate into smaller parts
    Division
  25. number doing the division in a division problem
    Divisor
  26. disease-modifying antirheumatic drug
    DMARD
  27. injection site in the gluteus maximus on the dorsal (back) side
    Dorsogluteal
  28. neither the patient nor the researcher in the clinical trial knows who has the placebo and who has the drug being tested
    Double-blind
  29. part of an intravenous line where the medication drips into the chamber at a regulated rate
    Drip chamber
  30. is updated monthly; compares and evaluates medications, so it is frequently used by pharmacists to compare drugs; drugs are grouped by their classification, so similar drugs are indexed together
    Drug Facts and Comparisons
  31. of the American Health-System Formulary Service; a volume published annually for the Health-System Pharmacists in Bethesda, MD; concise and more general that the PDR but contains no photographs
    Drug Information
  32. book that contains both over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription drugs and their prices
    Drug Topics Red Book
  33. deep vein thrombosis
    DVT
  34. condition of being abnormally small
    Dwarfism
  35. difficult breathing
    Dyspnea
  36. abnormal heart rhythms
    Dysrhythmias
  37. prolonged involuntary muscular contractions that may cause twisting of body parts, repetitive movements, and increased muscular tone
    Dystonia

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