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  Dacryo



Dacryo

   A combining form denoting tears, as in dacryocyst (tear sac) and dacryocystorhinostomy (surgery to open up a tear duct).

RELATED TERMS
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Dacryocyst
The lacrimal sac; tear sac. The dilated (widened) upper end of the nasolacrimal duct, the passageway that permits tears to drain into the nasal cavity.

Dacryocystorhinostomy
The surgical creation of a passage between the lacrimal sac (tear sac) and the nasal cavity to permit the drainage of tears. Dacryocystorhinostomy may be done to remedy an obstructed nasolacrimal duct.



SIMILAR TERMS
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Dacron
Polyester polymers formed from terephthalic acid or its esters and ethylene glycol. They can be formed into tapes, films or pulled into fibers that are pressed into meshes or woven into fabrics.

Dacry
Combining form used before a vowel to denote a relationship to tears.

Dacryoadenitides
Inflammation of the lacrimal sac. (Dorland, 27th ed)

Dacryoadenitis
Inflammation of a lacrimal gland (a gland that produces tears).

Dacryocyst
The lacrimal sac; tear sac. The dilated (widened) upper end of the nasolacrimal duct, the passageway that permits tears to drain into the nasal cavity.

Dacryocystitides
Inflammation of the lacrimal sac. (Dorland, 27th ed)

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

Dacryocystorhinostomies
Surgical fistulization of the lacrimal sac for external drainage of an obstructed nasolacrimal duct.

Dacryocystorhinostomy
The surgical creation of a passage between the lacrimal sac (tear sac) and the nasal cavity to permit the drainage of tears. Dacryocystorhinostomy may be done to remedy an obstructed nasolacrimal duct.

Dacryocystostomies
Surgical fistulization of the lacrimal sac for external drainage of an obstructed nasolacrimal duct.

Dacryocystostomy
Surgical fistulization of the lacrimal sac for external drainage of an obstructed nasolacrimal duct.



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Donor
A person who gives an organ, tissue or blood to another person. A compatible donor is a person who has the same tissue and blood types as the person who receives the organ, tissue or blood.

D-dimer
A fragment produced during the degradation of a clot. The D here stands for domain. Dimer indicates two identical units, in this case two identical domains. D-dimer result from complete breakdown of the clot. Monoclonal antibody to the D-dimer fragment provide the basis for the main methods of detecting it. The presence of D-dimers in the blood is a reliable clue that clotting has begun. Sometimes written d-dimer or D-Dimer. Pronounced deemer.

D-IBS
Diarrhea-predominant IBS (irritable bowel syndrome).

D O
Abbreviation for Doctor of Osteopathy, an osteopathic physician.

Dacry
Combining form used before a vowel to denote a relationship to tears.

Dacryo

Dacryoadenitis
Inflammation of a lacrimal gland (a gland that produces tears).

Dacryocyst
The lacrimal sac; tear sac. The dilated (widened) upper end of the nasolacrimal duct, the passageway that permits tears to drain into the nasal cavity.

Dacryocystorhinostomy
The surgical creation of a passage between the lacrimal sac (tear sac) and the nasal cavity to permit the drainage of tears. Dacryocystorhinostomy may be done to remedy an obstructed nasolacrimal duct.

Dactyl, dactyl
Prefix or suffix denoting involvement of the digits (fingers or toes).

Dactyledema
Swelling of the fingers or toes.

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