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diverticulosis

(dī″vĕr-tik″yŭ-lō′sĭs) [diverticulum + -osis] Diverticula in the colon without inflammation or symptoms. Only a small percentage of persons with diverticulosis develop diverticulitis. SEE: illus.

 

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DIVERTICULOSIS, SEEN ENDOSCOPICALLY

diverticulum

(dī″vĕr-tik′yŭ-lŭm, dī′vĕr-tik′yŭ-lă) pl. diverticula [L. devertere, to turn aside] An outpouching of the walls of a canal or organ. diverticular (dī″vĕr-tik′yŭ-lăr), adj. SEE: illus.

 

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DIVERTICULA OF THE COLON

 

false d. A diverticulum without a muscular coat in the wall or pouch. This type of diverticulum is acquired.

Meckel d. SEE: Meckeldiverticulum.

true d. A diverticulum involving all the coats of muscle in the pouch wall. It is usually congenital.

Zenker d. SEE: Zenker diverticulum.

divulsor

(dĭ-vŭl′sor) [L. dis, apart, + vellere, to pluck] A device for dilatation of a part, esp. the urethra.

Dix, Dorothea Lynde

(diks) An U.S. activist, 1802#x2013;1887, who lobbied state legislatures and the U.S. Congress to found the first generation of American mental asylums. During the Civil War she served as Superintendent of Army Nurses. She was also a teacher, nurse, humanitarian and social reformer.

dizziness

[AS. dysig, foolish] 1. Lightheadedness, unsteadiness, loss of spatial orientation, or loss of balance. 2. Generalized weakness, faintness, or presyncope. 3. Mental uncertainty; difficulty concentrating; feeling disconnected from one's normal sense of clarity or focus. SYN: giddiness. SEE: vertigo.

DJD

degenerative joint disease.

DKA

Diabetic ketoacidosis.

Dk/t

A symbol representing the extent to which a contact lens transmits oxygen. The higher the Dk/t, the better tolerated a contact lens will be in terms of a patient's awareness of the lens, redness in the eyes, sensitivity to bright light, and/or blurring of vision.

DL

down low; downlow.

dl

deciliter.

DLCO

diffusion capacity of the lung.

DM

diabetes mellitus; myotonic dystrophy.

DMARD

disease-modifying antirheumatic drug.

DMAT

disaster medical assistance team.

DMF

decayed, missing, and filled (teeth).

DMSA

dimercaptosuccinic acid.

DMSO

dimethyl sulfoxide.

DMT

dimethyltryptamine.

DN

1. Director of nursing. 2. Doctor of Naprapathy, Doctor of Naturopathy, and ...

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