List of Medical Abbreviations: D
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List of Medical Abbreviations: D
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Abbreviation Meaning
DS diagnosis
D5 5% dextrose
D25 25% dextrose injections
D4T stavudine
D5W 5% dextrose in water - IV fluids for intravenous therapy
d day(s)
DA dopamine
DAEC diffusely adherent Escherichia coli
DAF decay accelerating factor
DAI diffuse axonal injury
DALY disability-adjusted life year
DAPT dual anti-platelet therapy
DBE Double-balloon enteroscopy
DBP diastolic blood pressure
DBS deep brain stimulation

dried blood spots

D&C dilatation and curettage
D/C discharge
DCBE double contrast barium enema
DCD donation after cardiac death
DCCV direct current cardioversion
DCIS ductal carcinoma in situ
DCM dilated cardiomyopathy
DCP Dynamic compression plate
DD differential diagnosis
Diastolic Dysfunction
DDAVP desmopressin acetate
DDC zalcitabine
DDD daily defined doses
Degenerative disk disease
DDH developmental hip dysplasia
DDI didanosine
DDx differential diagnosis
D&E dilatation and evacuation
DES diethylstilbestrol
Drug-eluting stent
DEXA Dual energy X-ray absorptiometry
DH developmental history
Department of Health (United Kingdom), a branch of government
DHE dihydroergotamine
DHEA-S dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate
DHF decompensated heart failure
DHR dihydrorhodamine
DHT dihydrotestosterone
DHT Dobhoff Tube
DI diabetes insipidus
DIB dead in bed
difficulty in breathing
DIC disseminated intravascular coagulation
DICVP Diplomate, International College of Veterinary Pharmacy
Di-Di dichromatic diamnionic twins
DIL drug-induced lupus
DILI drug-induced liver injury
DIP distal interphalangeal joint or Diffuse Interstitial Pneumonitis
DiPerTe diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus (combined vaccination)
Dis dislocation
Disch discharge
DiTe diphtheria-tetanus (combined vaccination)
DIU death in utero (stillbirth)
DJD degenerative joint disease (osteoarthritis)
DKA diabetic ketoacidosis
dl deciliter
dL deciliter
DLB dementia with Lewy bodies
DLCO diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide
DLE disseminated lupus erythematosus (systemic lupus erythematosus)
DLI donor lymphocyte infusion
DLP dyslipoproteinemia [1]
DM diabetes mellitus, Dermatomyositis
DM2 Type 2 diabetes, formerly known as Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (NIDDM).
DMARD disease-modifying antirheumatic drug
DMD Duchenne muscular dystrophy;
Dentariae Medicinae Doctor, that is, Doctor of Dental Medicine
DME durable medical equipment
DMPA depot medroxyprogesterone acetate
DMSA dimercaptosuccinic acid
DMT dimethyltryptamine
DNA deoxyribonucleic acid
DNACPR do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation
DNI do not intubate
DNR do not resuscitate
DNAR do not attempt resuscitation
DO Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
D/O died of, disorder
DOA dead on arrival
drugs of abuse
DOB difficulty of breathing
Date of birth
DOE dyspnea on exertion
DOH Department of Health
DOL day of life
DOS date of service
DOSS docusate sodium; from the chemical name dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate
DP dorsalis pedis
DPH diphenylhydantoin
DPL diagnostic peritoneal lavage
DPLD diffuse parenchymal lung disease
DPM Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
DPT diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus (DPT vaccine)
DRE Digital Rectal Examination
DRPLA Dentatorubral-Pallidoluysian Atrophy
DRT dead right there
DS disease
Down syndrome (trisomy 21)

diopters sphere

DSA digital subtraction angiography
Donor specific antibody
DSD dry sterile dressing
Dsg dressing
DSM Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
dsRNA double-stranded RNA
DT diphtheria-tetanus (combined vaccination)
delirium tremens
D/T due to
DTA descending thoracic aorta
DTaP diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis (combined vaccination)
DTP diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (combined vaccination)
DTR deep tendon reflex
DTs delirium tremens
DU duodenal ulcer (see peptic ulcer)
DUB dysfunctional uterine bleeding
DVT deep vein thrombosis
DW dextrose in water
D5W 5% dextrose in water
DXA Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry
DZ disease


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