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   1. A female offspring. 2. A female adopted child. 3. A product of radioactive decay. 4. A cell resulting from cell division.


The traditional definition of female was "an individual of the sex that bears young" or "that produces ova or eggs". However, things are not so simple today. Female can be defined by physical appearance, by chromosome constitution (see Female chromosome complement), or by gender identification. Female chromosome complement: The large majority of females have a 46, XX chromosome complement (46 chromosomes including two X chromosomes). A minority of females have other chromosome constitutions such as 45,X (45 chromosomes including only one X chromosome) and 47,XXX (47 chromosomes including three X chromosomes).

Destruction of tooth structure caused by toxins produced by bacteria.

Fundamental structural unit of all life. The cell consists primarily of an outer plasma membrane, which separates it from the environment; the genetic material (DNA), which encodes heritable information for the maintainance of life; and the cytoplasm, a heterogeneous assemblage of ions, molecules, and fluid.


Daugavpils doctors
All doctors near Daugavpils, Latvia. Doctors who can assist a patient in Daugavpils.

A family composed of spouses and their children.


Danon disease
A genetic disorder characterized by heart problems, mental retardation and muscle weakness that affects males who usually die of cardiac arrhythmia or heart failure at around the age of 30. The disease is due to a deficiency of LAMP-2 (which stands for lysosome-associated membrane protein 2.)

Darier disease
A genetic skin disease characterized by slowly progressive hardening of the skin (keratoses) around the hair follicles. This disorder is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner and is due to mutation in a gene called ATP2A2 on chromosome 12. Also known as keratosis follicularis.

Dark adaptometry
A type of electrophysiologic retinal testing done to measure the period of time which passes before the retina regains its maximal sensitivity to low amounts of light when going from conditions of bright light to darkness.

DASH diet
An eating plan designed to lower the blood pressure. DASH is an acronym for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. The DASH "combination diet" has been shown to decrease the blood pressure and so helps prevent and control high blood pressure. The DASH "combination diet" is rich in fruits, vegetables, and low fat dairy foods, and low in saturated and total fat. It also is low in cholesterol, high in dietary fiber, potassium, calcium, and magnesium, and moderately high in protein.

Date, expiration
The date for a drug estimated for its shelf life with proper storage in sealed containers away from harmful and variable factors like heat and humidity.


Abbreviation meaning "dispense as written." One of a number of hallowed abbreviations of terms that have traditionally been used in prescriptions.

Day sight
Day sight (night blindness) is a classic symptom resulting from deficiency of vitamin A. Also called nocturnal amblyopia and nyctanopia.

Dialectical behavioral therapy.

Ductal carcinoma in situ. A precancerous condition characterized by the clonal proliferation of malignant-looking cells in the lining of a breast duct without evidence of spread outside the duct to other tissues in the breast or outside the breast. DCIS is clearly the precursor (forerunner) of invasive breast cancer. This is evident from the sharing of clonal chromosome changes by DCIS and adjacent invasive cancers. In other words, invasive breast cancer evolves from DCIS. Also called intraductal carcinoma.

DDH (developmental dislocation of the hip)
The abnormal formation of the hip joint in which the ball at the top of the thighbone (the femoral head) is not stable within the socket (the acetabulum). The ligaments of the hip joint may also be loose and stretched.

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