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  Dacryoadenitis



Dacryoadenitis

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

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Inflammation
A reaction to an injury to the body - by infection, chemicals or physical agents. The symptoms can be - depending on the location of the injury- redness, swelling, heat and pain. The purpose of the inflammation is to dilute and destroy the agent causing the inflammation. To do this, the immune system starts a cascade of actions that causes active cells to gather at the affected location. It is these cells and fluids that cause the redness, swelling, heat and pain.

Gland
An organ that releases a chemical. Endocrine glands are ductless and secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream. Exocrine glands secrete externally, either through a tube or duct.



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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.

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

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

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

Dacryoadenitis

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.

Daily Value
DV, a term on food labels based on the RDA (Recommended Dietary Allowance) designed to help consumers use food label information to plan a healthy diet. The Daily Value serves as a basis for declaring on the label the percent of the DV for each nutrient that a serving of the food provides. For example, the Daily Value for fat, based on a 2,000-calorie diet, is 65 grams (g). A food that has 13 g of fat per serving would state on the label that the "percent Daily Value" for fat is 20 percent.

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