Dysentery, amebic: Inflammation of the intestine due to infection with the ameba Entamoeba histolytica. Amebic dysentery can be accompanied by amebic infection of the liver and other organs.
Dysfunction: Difficult function or abnormal function. There is, for example: Constitutional hepatic dysfunction, (familial nonhemolytic jaundice), Dental dysfunction (abnormal functioning of dental structures), Minimal brain dysfunction (attention deficit disorder), Placental dysfunction (dysmature placenta), Psychosexual dysfunction, and Sexual dysfunction (a disturbance of sexual functioning). Erectile dysfunction is a consistent inability to sustain an erection sufficient for […]
- Dysfunction, erectile
A consistent inability to sustain an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse. Commonly known as impotence. Medically, the term erectile dysfunction is used to properly differentiate this form of impotence from other problems that interfere with sexual intercourse, such as disease, injury, drug side effects, or a disorder that impairs the nerve supply or the blood […]
Dysgraphia: A specific developmental disability that affects a person’s handwriting ability. Problems may include fine-motor-muscle control of the hands and/or processing difficulties. Sometimes occupational ‘therapy is helpful for those with dysgraphia. Most successful students with dysgraphia that does not respond to occupational therapy or extra writing help use a typewriter, computer, or verbal communication.
- Dyshidrotic eczema
Irritation of the skin on the palms of hands and soles of the feet characterized by clear, deep blisters that itch and burn.
- Dyskeratosis congenita
Dyskeratosis congenita: An inherited cause of bone-marrow failure, dyskeratosis congenita is a syndrome characterized by abnormal excess skin pigmentation, abnormal or absent nails, and mucosal leukoplakia (white premalignant areas on the lips and conjunctiva of the eyes and in the mouth, anus, and urethra). More than 80% of patients with dyskeratosis congenita develop bone-marrow failure […]