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d day
D&C dilatation and curettage (Widening of the uterine cervix and scraping of the edometrium of the uterus)
DA dental assistant
DAT diet as tolerated
DC Doctor of Chiropractic
D/C,dc,disc discontinued, discharged
DDS Doctor of Dental Surgery
DEA Drug Enforcement Agency (An agency empowered to enforce regulations that control the import or export of narcotic drugs and other substances)
del delivery
Dept department
DH dental hygienist
DHHS Department of Health and Human Services (A cabinet-level department of U.S. government with responsibility for the functions or various federal social welfare)
Diff differential white blood cell count (An examination and enumeration of the distribution of leukocytes in a stained blood smear)
dil dilute, dissolve
DM diabetes mellitus (A complex disorder of carbohydrate, fat, and protein metabolism)
DMD Doctor of Dental Medicine
DMS diagnostic medical sonographer (An allied health professional who provides patient services)
DNA deoxyribonucleic acid (A large, double stranded, helical molecule that is the carrier of genetic information)
DNR do not resuscitate
DO Doctor of Osteropathy
DOA dead on arrival
DOB date of birth
DOD date of death
DON director of nursing
DPM Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
DPT diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus
Dr doctor
dr dram, drainage
DRG diagnostic related group (A group of patients classified fro measuring a medical facility's delivery of care)
drg, drsg, dsg dressing
D/S dextrose in saline
DSD dry sterile dressing
DT delirium tremors (An acute and sometimes fatal psychotic reactions caused by cessation of excessive intake of alcoholic beverages)
DVM Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
DW distilled water
D/W dextrose in water
Dx, dx diagnosis
DM Diabetes Mellitus
Created by: Madison1998