Browse Medical Abbreviations

D date; diopter; distal; dose
d density; right
D Bili direct bilirubin
D&A drug and alcohol
D&C dilation and curettage
D&D dehydration and diarrhea
D&E dilation and evacuation
D&O diagnostic and observation
D&V diarrhea and vomiting
D-Bili direct bilirubin
D-Pen d-penicillamine
D.D. delivery date
D.M.I. diaphragmatic myocardial infarction
D.P. dorsalis pedis
D/A date of admission
D/B date of birth
D/C discontinue; discharge
D/NS dextrose in normal saline
d/t due/to
d/w discussed with
D12 dorsal vertebral body 12
d4t stavudine
D5NS dextrose in normal saline (0.9% NaCl)
D5W 5% dextrose in water
DA developmental age
DAPE data, assessment, plan, evaluation
DARE data, action, response, education
DASE Denver Articulation Screening Examination
DASH dietary approaches to stop hypertension (meal plan)
DAT diet as tolerated
dau daughter
DB double-blind
dB decibel (measurement of sound volume)
DB&C deep breathing and coughing
dBP diastolic blood pressure
DBS dorsal blocking splint
DBT dialectal behavioral therapy
DC Doctor of Chiropractic; discharge; direct current
DCC direct current cardioversion
DCH district court hold
dcSSc diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis
DCT distal convoluted tubule
DD dry dressing; developmental disability
DDAVP desmopressin acetate
ddC zalcitabine
DDH developmental dysplasia of the hip
ddI didanosine
dDNA denatured DNA
DDST Denver Developmental Screening Test
DDx differential diagnosis
DEA drug enforcement agency
dec'd deceased
DECA Devereux Early Childhood Assessment
decr decrease, decreased
decub decubitus
def deficiency
deg degree
del delivery, delivered
dep dependent
dept department
deriv derive, derivative
Derm dermatology
DES Diethylstilbestrol
desc descent, descending
det. let it be given (detur)
dev develop(ment)
DEXA dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry
DF dorsiflexion
DFA direct fluorescent antibody
DFR dialysate flow rate
DFS doppler flow studies
DFSP dermatofi brosarcoma protuberans
DFV doppler flow velocimetry
DG dorsal gluteal
dg decigram
dgm decigram
DH dermatitis herpetiformis
DHEAS dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate
DHS dynamic hip screw
DHT dihydrotestosterone
DI diabetes insipidus
diab diabetes
diag diagnosis
diagm diagram
diam diameter
DIB difficulty in breathing
DIC disseminated intravascular coagulation
DID dissociative identity disorder
dieb. alt. every other day
dif differential blood count
DIF direct immunofluorescence
DIFA automated differential
Diff differential
Dig digitalis
dig digoxin
dil dilatation; dilation
dil. diluted; dilute
dim diminish, dimension
dim. halved
DIP distal interphalangeal (joint)
diph diphtheria
dir direct; director; direction
DIRA deficiency of the interleukin-1-receptor
dis disease; discussed; disabled; discontinue
disc discontinue
disch discharge
DISCUS dyskinesia identification system condensed user scale
DISH diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis
DISIDA diisopropyl iminodiacetic acid (cholescintigraphy)
disloc dislocate, dislocation
disp dispense
dissd dissolved
dissem disseminated
dist distal; distribute
div divide, division
DJD degenerative joint disease
DKA diabetic ketoacidosis
dkm decameter
DL direct laryngoscopy
dL deciliter (100ml)
DL-PICC double lumen peripherally inserted central catheter
DLE discoid lupus erythematosus
DLH double lumen hickman
DLS dynamic lumbar stabilization
DLSO distal lateral subungual onychomycosis
DLVC double lumen vascular catheter
DM dermatomyositis; dextromethorphan; diabetes mellitus
dm decimeter (100mm)
DMAC disseminated mycobacterium avium complex
DMARD(s) disease-modifying antirheumatic drug(s)
DMAT disaster medical assistance team
DMD Duchenne's muscular dystrophy; Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry
DME durable medical equipment
DMPA depot-medroxyprogesterone acetate
DMSA 2,3-dimercaptosuccinic acid
DMSO dimethylsulfoxide
DN dibucaine number
DNA deoxyribonucleic acid
DNAR do not attempt resuscitation
DNH do not hospitalize
DNI do not intubate
DNKA did not keep appointment
DNP do not publish
DNR do not resuscitate
DNS deviated nasal septum
DNT did not test
DO Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine; doctor's orders
DOA date of admission; dead on arrival; duration of action
DOB date of birth
DOC drug of choice
DOD date of death
DOE date of exam; design of experiment; dyspnea on exertion
DOH department of health
DOI digital object identifier; date of injury
DOL department of labor
dom dominant
DON director of nursing
DOPT directly observed preventative therapy
dos dose, dosage
DOS date of service
DOT directly observed therapy
DP distal pulses; dorsalis pedis artery
DPA Data Protection Act; dual-photon absorptiometry
DPAP diastolic pulmonary artery pressure
DPat diphtheria-acellular pertussis tetanus (vaccine)
DPGN diffuse proliferative glomerulonephritis
DPI dry powder inhaler
DPM Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
DPT diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus (vaccine)
DQ developmental quotient
DR delayed release (medication); delivery room
dr. dram
Dr. doctor
DRE digital rectal examination
DRESS drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms
DRF drip rate factor
DRG diagnosis-related group
DRI daily/dietary reference intake
DS drug substance; Down's Syndrome
DSA digital subtraction angiography
dsDNA double-stranded DNA
DSM Diagnostic and Statistical Manual
DSM-IV Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition
DSM-V Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition
DSPS diagnostic, screening and preventive services
DST dexamethasone suppression test; decision support tool
DSW Doctor of Social Work
DT diphtheria and tetanus toxoids
DTAD drain tube attachment device
DTaP diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis
DTH delayed-type hypersensitivity
DTIC dacarbazine
DTP direct-to-patient; diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and pertussis vaccine
DTR deep tendon reflex(es)
DTs delirium tremens/tremors
DUB dysfunctional uterine bleeding
DUE drug usage evaluation
DUI driving under the influence
dup duplication, duplicate
DV daily value (nutrition); domestic violence; double vision
DV/SA domestic violence/sexual assault
DVD digital video disc
DVI deep venous insufficiency
DVR division of vocational rehabilitation
DVT deep vein thrombosis
DW distilled water
DWI driving while intoxicated
Dx diagnosis
DXA dual x-ray absorptiometry
Dy Dysprosium (element)
Dz disease