DPA

Dual photon absorptiometry. A technique used to measure body composition.

Drug Delivery

The method and route used to provide medication.

Dura Mater

The outermost, toughest, and most fibrous of the three membranes (meninges) that cover the brain and spinal cord.

Dysarthria

Impairment of speech (articulation), caused by damage or disorder of the tongue or speech muscles. Symptom may indicate pressure on the brain stem (medulla oblongata) or elsewhere in the posterior fossa.

Dysfunctional

Working improperly or abnormally.

Dysphagia

Difficulty in swallowing or inability to swallow.

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