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Cyst Thick-walled, closed sac or pouch containing fluid or semisolid material
Cystocele Hernia of urinary bladder
Cystopexy Surgical attachment of the gallbladder or of the urinary bladder to the abdominal wall or to other supporting structures
Debilitated Showing impairment of energy or strength; enfeebled
Delirium Confusion in thinking, faulty perceptions and irrational behavior
Delusion Fixed, false belief that cannot be changed by logical reasoning or evidence
Dementia Mental decline and deterioration
Diabetic Ketoacidosis acidosis with an accumulation of ketone bodies; occurs primarily in diabetes mellitus
Diagnosis Complete knowledge of patient's condition
Differential Diagnosis A systematic method of diagnosing a disorder (headache) that lacks unique symptoms or signs
Digestive The process of breaking down complex into simpler substances that can be absorbed into bloodstream through the walls of the smaller intestine
Diphthenia Acute infection of the throat cuased by diptheria bacteria, characterized by formation of a thick membrane that obstructs the throat and breathing
Diuresis Excessive discharge of urine
Dyskinesia Impairment of the ability to perform voluntary movements
Dysmenorrhea Painful menstrual flow
Dyspepsia Painful digestion, indigestion
Dysphagia Difficulty in swallowing
Dyspnea Difficult breathing
Dysuria Painful urination
Ecchymosis Bleeding into the skin, bruise
Echoencephalography A noninvasive diagnostic procedure that uses ultrasound to study the anatomy of the brain
Electroencephalography Process of recording the electricity in brain
Embolism Obstruction or occlusion of a blood vessel by an embolus
Emesis The act of vomiting
Emphysema Hyperinflation of air sacs with destruction of alveolar walls
Encephalitis Inflammation of the brain
Encephalopathy Disease of the brain
Endemic Prevalent in or peculiar to a particular locality, region, or people
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