Dentin: The hard tissue of the tooth that surrounds the central core of nerves and blood vessels (pulp).
An artificial set of teeth that can be removed.
- Denver Developmental Screening Test
Denver Developmental Screening Test: The Denver Developmental Screening Test (DDST) is a widely used assessment for examining children 0-6 years of age as to their developmental progress. The name “Denver” reflects the fact that this screening test was created at the University of Colorado Medical Center in Denver. There are a number of other behavioral […]
Deoxyhemoglobin: The form of hemoglobin without oxygen, the predominant protein in red blood cells. Hemoglobin forms an unstable, reversible bond with oxygen. In its oxygen-loaded form it is oxyhemoglobin and is bright red. In the oxygen-unloaded form it is called deoxyhemoglobin and is purple-blue.
- Deoxyribonucleic acid
Deoxyribonucleic acid: DNA. One of two types of molecules that encode genetic information. (The other is RNA. In humans DNA is the genetic material; RNA is transcribed from it. In some other organisms, RNA is the genetic material and, in reverse fashion, the DNA is transcribed from it.) DNA is a double-stranded molecule held together […]
- Department of Energy (DOE).
Department of Energy (DOE).: One of the U.S. government agencies contributing to the Human Genome Project.