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  DDT



DDT

   A polychlorinated pesticide that is resistant to destruction by light and oxidation. Its unusual stability has resulted in difficulties in residue removal from water, soil, and foodstuffs. This substance may reasonably be anticipated to be a carcinogen: Fourth Annual Report on Carcinogens (NTP-85-002, 1985). (From Merck Index, 11th ed)

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Oxidation
A process in which free radicals released during metabolism damage cells and the DNA that control cell growth. Oxidation can accelerate the process of atherosclerosis by damaging particles of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, making them more potent as a plaque builder.

Carcinogen
A cancer-causing substance.

Index
Shortening or summarizing of documents; assigning of descriptors for referencing documents.



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De Pointe, Torsades
A ventricular tachycardia characterized by periodic twisting of the points of the QRS complexes and rates between 200 and 250 beats per minute. It may be self-limited or may progress to ventricular fibrillation.

De Pointe, Torsade
A ventricular tachycardia characterized by periodic twisting of the points of the QRS complexes and rates between 200 and 250 beats per minute. It may be self-limited or may progress to ventricular fibrillation.

De Lange Syndrome
A syndrome characterized by growth retardation, severe MENTAL RETARDATION, short stature, a low-pitched growling cry, brachycephaly, low-set ears, webbed neck, carp mouth, depressed nasal bridge, bushy eyebrows meeting at the midline, hirsutism, and malformations of the hands. The condition may occur sporadically or be associated with an autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance or duplication of the long arm of chromosome 3. (Menkes, Textbook of Child Neurology, 5th ed, p231)

DDVP
An organophosphorus insecticide that inhibits acetylcholinesterase.

DDX
An organochlorine pesticide, it is the ethylene metabolite of DDT.

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DEAE Dextran
Used as a support for ion-exchange chromatography.

DEAE Cellulose Chromatography
A type of ion exchange chromatography using diethylaminoethyl cellulose (DEAE-CELLULOSE) as a positively charged resin. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)

DEAE Cellulose
Cellulose derivative used in chromatography, as ion-exchange material, and for various industrial applications.

Deadly Nightshade
A species of very poisonous Solanaceous plants yielding ATROPINE (hyoscyamine), SCOPOLAMINE, and other BELLADONNA ALKALOIDS, used to block the muscarinic autonomic nervous system.

Dead Spaces, Respiratory
That part of the respiratory tract or the air within the respiratory tract that does not exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide with pulmonary capillary blood.

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