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D Day
Density
Diameter
Diopter
Disk
Daughter
Dead, deceased
Others:
Dalton
dependent
depression
dextrose
dextro
diarrhea
diastole
dictated
dilated
diminished
diopter
distal
distance
divorced
DA Daughter
Day
Decision Analysis
Degenerative arthritis
Degree of anisotropy
Delayed activation
Descending aorta
Developmental age
Developmental Aide
dalton
Diabetic acidosis
Disability Assistance
Dissecting aneurysm
Dopamine
Darbepoetin alfa
Drug addict
DAA dead after arrival
DA/A drug/alcohol addiction
DAB days after birth
DABA Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology
DAC Disabled Adult Child
Disaster Assistance Center
Day activity center
DAD diffuse alveolar damage
Disability Assessment of Dementia
dispense as directed
drug administration device
DADS Department of Aging and Disability Service
Distal acquired demyelinating
DAE dialysis-associated encephalopathy
diving air embolism
DAF decay-accelerating factor
DAG diacylglyerol
DAH diffuse alveolar hemorrhage
DAI diffuse axonal injury
DAL diffuse aggressive lymphomas
DAM Diacetylmonoxine
DNA adenine methylase
DAMA discharged against medical advice
DAN diabetic autonomic neuropathy
danazol
dantrolene
DAo decending aorta
DAP dapsone
diabetes-associated peptide
distending airway pressure
DAR daily activity record
daily affective rhythm
data, action, response
D/ART depression/awareness, recognition and treatment
DAS delayed anovulatory syndrome
developmental apraxia of speech
Disease Activity Scores
dead air space
day of admission surgery
DAs daily activities
DAT Diet as tolerated
dementia of Alzheimer type
DAU daughter
daunomycin
DAW dispense as written
DB database
date of birth
deep breathe
dermabrasion
difficulty breathing
DB & C deep breathing and coughing
DBD definite brain damage
Dementia Behavior Disturbance
DBE deep breathing exercise
DBI diffuse brain injury
direct bilirubin
documented by initials
DBL diffuse B-cell lymphoma
DBM demineralized bone matrix
dibenzoylmethane
DBP diastolic blood pressure
D-binding protein
DBQ debrisoquin
DBS deep brain stimulation
diffuse brain swelling
diminished breath sounds
DBT Deep body temperature
deep breathing test
delayed brain tumor
dialectical behavior therapy
Dobutamine
DBW desirable body weight
diabetic black women
dosing body weight
dry body weight
DBZ dibenzamine
DC daycare
deceleration capacity
decrease
diagonal conjugate
direct current
discomfort
D & C dilatation and curettage
D/C disconnect
discontinue
DCA directional coronary atherectomy
dicarboxylic acid
dichloracetic acid
DC&B dilation, currettage, and biopsy
DCC direct current cardioversion
day care center
DCD developmental coordination disorder
DC'd discontinued
DCE Diabetes Care and Education
double-contrast barium enema
delayed contrast-enhancement
D&C&E dilation, curettage, and evacuation
DCF data collection form
DCFS Department of Children and Family Services
DCG diagnostic cardiogram
DCH delayed cutaneous hypersensitivity
DCI decompression illness
DCL diffuse cutaneous leishmaniasis
DCM dementia care mapping
DCN Darvocet N
DCO damage control orthopedics
death certificates only
DCP Diploma in Clinical Pathology
dibasic calcium phosphate
dynamic compression plate
DCR direct cortical response
Diagnostic Criteria for Research
Diastolic coronary resistance
DCS damage-control surgery
decompression sickness
DCT decisional conflict theory
deep chest therapy
DCU day care unit
DCW dry cell weight
direct care worker
DD Developmental Disabilities
disc diameter
Differential diagnosis
dry dressing
due date
discharge diagnosis
D-dimer
delusional disorder
diarrheal disease
diastrophic dysplasia
death domain
designated driver
drug dependence
D & D debridement and dressing
diarrhea and dehydration
DDA didanosine
DDC dose-dense chemotherapy
DDD defined daily doses
degenerative disk disease
dense deposit disease
DDE Developmental Defects of Enamel
DDGB Drug Deal Gone Bad
DDH developmental dysplasia of the hip
DDI didanosine
dressing dry, intact
DDIs Division of Drug Information Service
drug-drug interactions
DDMC diabetes disease management clinic
DDP Developmental Disabilities Profile
Deafness/Dystonia peptide
DDRA dead despite resuscitation attempt
DDS Doctor of Dental Surgery
dapsone
dialysis disequilibrium syndrome
Disability Determination Services
Drug delivery system
developmental disabilities
DDST Denver Development Screening Test
DDT disk diffusion test
Dyslexia Determination Test
DDx differential diagnosis
DE delayed extraction
delayed
delayed emesis
Delayed enhancement
Dermal equivalents
diagnostic error
diagnostic efficiency
dextrose equivalents
D&E dilation and evacuation
DEB debridement
DEC deceased
decrease
Diethylcarbamazine
deoxycholate citrate
Diabetes Education Center
DECEL deceleration
decub decubitus
DED diabetic erectile dysfunction
diabetic eye disease
DEEDS drugs, exercise, education, diet, and self-monitoring
DEEG depth electroencephalogram
DEET diethyl methylbenzamide
diethytoluamide
DEF decayed, extracted, or filled
defecation
deficiency
DEG degeneration
diethylene glycol
DEGEN degenerative
DEHP diethylhexyl phthalate
DEJ dentin-enamel junction
dermo-epidermal junction
DEL delivered
delivery
deltoid
DEM demerol
Developmental Eye Movement
drug evaluation matrix
DER disulfiram-ethanol reaction
derivative
Dual energy radiography
Daily Energy Requirement
defibrillation energy requirement
DERM dermatology
DES desflurane
diethylstilbestrol
diffuse esophageal spasm
disequilibrium syndrome
drug eluting stent
dry-eye syndrome
dysfunctional elimination syndrome
DET determine
dipyridamole echocardiography test
DETOX detoxification
DEV deviation
deviant
DEX dexamethasone
dextrose
dexamphetamine
Dexedrine
dexrazoxane
dexterity
DF day frequency
decayed and filled
deferred
dermatofibroma
degree of freedom
dengue fever
diabetic father
diastolic filling
drug-free
dye-free
DFA direct fluorescent antibody
Diffuse fibrosing alveolitis
deep femoral artery
delayed feedback audiometry
difficulty falling asleep
DFD dark, firm and dry
defined formula diets
Deformed
DFE dilated fundus examination
Diffuse fasciitis with eosinophilia
distal femoral epiphysis
Dietary Folate Equivalent
DFG direct forward gaze
DFI disease-free interval
DFLE disability-free life expectancy
DFM decreased fetal movement
Department of Family Medicine
DFO deferoxamine
DFP diastolic filling period
DFR designated family respondent
diabetic floor routine
DFSP dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans
DFT defibrillation threshold
DFU dead fetus in uterus
diabetic foot ulcer
DFV ddp, 5 fluorouracil, vepesid
Doppler flow velocity
diarrhea, fever, and vomiting
DG diagnosis
dorsal glides
downward gaze
DGA days gestational age
DiGeorge anomaly
DGC dystrophin-glycoprotein complex
DGE delayed gastric emptying
DGF delayed graft function
DGI disseminated gonococcal infection
DGL deep gray layer
diacylglycerol lipase
DGR duodenogastric reflux
DGM ductal glandular mastectomy
DGS DiGeorge syndrome
diabetic glomerulosclerosis
Diacylglycerols
Diglycerides
DGs documentation guidelines
DGT decaffeinated green tea
diabetic glucose tolerance
DH delayed dypersensitivity
Dental Hygienist
developmental history
diaphragmatic hernia
D+H delusions and hallucinations
DHA dihydroxyacetone
dorsal hypothalamic area
DHAD dihydroxyanthracenedione
DHAP dexamethasone, high-dose Ara C, cisplatin
DHBV duck hepatitis B virus
DHCA deep hypothermia circulatory arrest
DHD daily hemodialysis
dissociated horizontal deviation
DHE dental health education
DHF dengue hemorrhagic fever
diastolic heart failure
DHI Dizziness Handicap Inventory
DHL diffuse histocytic lymphoma
DHP dental hygiene program
DHR delayed hypersensitivity reaction
DHS Demographic and Health Survey
diabetic hyperosmolar state
Department of Human Services
duration of hospital stay
dynamic hip screw
DHT dihydrotachysterol
dihydrotestosterone
DI Depression Inventory
date of injury
Debrix Index
diagnostic imaging
Disability Index
D&I debridement and irrigation
dry and intact
DIA drug-induced agranulocytosis
drug-induced amenorrhea
DIAS diastolic
DIAS BP diastolic blood pressure
DIAZ diazepam
DIB disability insurance benefits
DIC Disseminated intravascular coagulation
disseminated intravascular coagulopathy
dacarbazine
diagnostic imaging center
DID death from intercurrent disease
delayed ischemia deficit
dissociative identity disorder
DIE died in emergency department
DIF Differential
differentiation-inducing factor
DIFF differential blood count
DIG digoxin
DIH digoxin-induced hyperkalemia
drug-induced hepatitis
died in hospital
DIJOA dominantly inherited juvenile optic atrophy
DIL daughter-in-law
dilute
drug-induced lupus
DILD diffuse infiltrative lung disease
DILS drug-induced lupus syndrome
DIM diminish
DIN disease impact number
DIOS distal intestinal obstruction syndrome
distal ileal obstruction syndrome
DIP desquamative interstitial pneumonia
diphtheria toxoid vaccine
diplopia
drip infusion pyelogram
DIR directions
DIS Diagnostic Interview Schedule
dislocation
DIT diet-induced thermogenesis
Diffuse Intimal Thickening
drug-induced thrombocytopenia
DIU death in utero
DIV double-inlet ventricle
DJD degenerative joint disease
DK dark
diabetic ketoacidosis
diseased kidney
DKB deep knee bends
DKC dyskeratosis congenita
double knee to chest
   
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