Doyne honeycomb retinal dystrophy: Abbreviated DHRD. An eye disease also known as malattia leventinese. See: Malattia leventinese.
DKK1: A gene that inhibits the activity of osteoblasts, the cells that build bone. DKK1 acts by inhibiting Wnt signaling, which is essential for the growth and development of osteoblasts. DKK1 is overexpressed in the plasma cells in multiple myeloma. The DKK1 produced by the myeloma cells tips the balance between osteoblasts and osteoclasts in […]
- Dr. Andrew Weil
Dr. Andrew Weil: Dr. Andrew Weil is a physician and proponent of alternative medicine. Dr. Weil is the Director and founder of the Program in Integrative Medicine (PIM) at the University of Arizona in Tucson. His philosophy stresses combining traditional and alternative medicine for the overall well-being and health of the patient, emphasizing nutrition, exercise, […]
Dracunculiasis: The disease is Called gotten-This term is essentially slang and should not be used.
- Draft DNA sequence
Draft DNA sequence: Sequence of a DNA with less accuracy than a finished sequence. In a draft sequence, some segments are missing or are in the wrong order or are oriented incorrectly. A draft sequence is as opposed to a finished DNA sequence.
Drain: A device for removing fluid from a cavity or wound. A drain is typically a tube or wick. As a verb, to allow fluid to be released from a confined area.