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D and C

   Dilatation and curettage. A surgical procedure in which the uterine lining is removed by scraping.

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Dilatation
The increase in size of a blood vessel.

Curettage
Removal of diseased tissue from a periodintal pocket.



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Dyad
A two-person relationship, such as the therapeutic relationship between doctor and patient in individual psychotherapy.

Dysarthria
Imperfect articulation of speech due to disturbances of muscular control or incoordination.

Dysgeusia
Perversion of the sense of taste.

Dyssomnia
Primary disorders of sleep or wakefulness characterized by insomnia or hypersomnia as the major presenting symptom. Dyssomnias are disorders of the amount, quality, or timing of sleep.

Dextrose
See Glucose.

D and C

Dacryocystitis
Inflammation of the sac that collects tears for drainage from the eye.

Dandruff
Little scales or flakes of dead skin on the scalp. Also called seborrheic dermatitis.

Debridement
Removal of foreign material or dead tissue.

Decalcification
Loss of calcium from the bones or teeth.

Decubitus
A skin ulcer or bedsore.

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