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  D.O.



D.O.

   Doctor of Osteopathy.

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Doctor
1. One whose occupation is to treat diseases, particularly a physician, dentist, or veterinarian with an appropriate license. 2. A teacher (particularly at a college or university), a scholar, or one who holds a postgraduate degree (especially a Ph.D. degree). 3. A shaman.

Osteopathy
A system of therapy emphasizing primary medical care and the importance of body mechanics and manipulation to correct abnormalities.



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D.D.
Doctor of Divinity.

D.H.M.
Doctor of Homeopathic Medicine.

Divination (divining)
Alleged supernatural (a) foreseeing of events or (b) attainment of occult knowledge.

D.N.
1. Doctor of Naprapathy (see below). 2. Doctor of Nutripathy. 3. Doctor of Naturology.

DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid)
Any of various acids that are found in cell nuclei and are the principal components of chromosomes; the molecular basis of heredity.

D.O.

Doctor
1. One whose occupation is to treat diseases, particularly a physician, dentist, or veterinarian with an appropriate license. 2. A teacher (particularly at a college or university), a scholar, or one who holds a postgraduate degree (especially a Ph.D. degree). 3. A shaman.

D.Pharm.
Doctor of Pharmacy.

Dawn Phenomenon
A sudden rise in blood glucose levels in the early morning hours. This condition sometimes occurs in people with insulin-dependent diabetes and (rarely) in people with noninsulin-dependent diabetes. Unlike the Somogyi effect, it is not a result of an insulin reaction. People who have high levels of blood glucose in the mornings before eating may need to monitor their blood glucose during the night. If blood glucose levels are rising, adjustments in evening snacks or insulin dosages may be recommended.

Delta Cell
A type of cell in the pancreas in areas called the islets of Langerhans. Delta cells make somatostatin, a hormone that is believed to control how the beta cells make and release insulin and how the alpha cells make and release glucagon.

Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT)
A 10-year study (1983-1993) funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to assess the effects of intensive therapy on the long-term complications of diabetes. The study proved that intensive management of insulin-dependent diabetes prevents or slows the development of eye, kidney, and nerve damage caused by diabetes.

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