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Dystrophy (10-6-2015)

Any disorder causing weakness or atrophy, most commonly of the muscles  Read More →

DNA sequencing (08-20-2015)

A laboratory process used to learn the exact sequence (order) of the four building blocks, or bases, that make up DNA. Information is stored in DNA in a code made by arranging the four bases (identified by the letters A, C, G, and T) in different orders.... Continue Reading

Dinutuximab (07-16-2015)

  Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: dinutuximab Trade Name: Unituxin For which conditions is this drug approved? Unituxin is approved for the treatment of children with high-risk neuroblastoma, a type of cancer that starts in certain very... Continue Reading

Diverticulosis (10-29-2014)

Presence of small sacs or outpouchings (diverticula) of the inner lining of the intestine which protrude through the intestinal wall. These sacs form in weakened areas of the bowel.  Read More →

Digestive diseases (10-29-2014)

When a digestive disease occurs, it causes the malfunctioning of the digestive system, so that it is no longer turning food into fuel for energy, maintaining the body structure or eliminating waste products properly. Digestive diseases range from the... Continue Reading

Diarrhea (10-29-2014)

A condition in which bowel movements are passed more often than usual and in a liquid state.  Read More →

Dabrafenib (10-24-2014)

Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name:Dabrafenib Trade Name:TAFINLAR® For which conditions is this drug approved? TAFINLAR isindicated as a single agent for the treatment of patients with unresectable (unable to be removed with surgery) or metastatic... Continue Reading

digital rectal examination (DRE) (04-17-2014)

An examination in which a doctor inserts a lubricated, gloved finger into the rectum to feel for abnormalities.  Read More →

dabrafenib (07-16-2013)

Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: dabrafenib Trade Name: Tafinlar ® How is this drug used? Tafinlar is used for the treatment of melanoma that has metastasized or cannot surgically removed and that tests positive for a specific mutation (V600E)... Continue Reading

Ditropan XL® (03-18-2013)

Class: Other Generic Name: Oxybutynin Trade Names: Ditropan XL®, Oxytrol®, Gelnique® How is this drug used? Oxybutynin is used to treat overactive bladder with symptoms of a strong need to urinate right away; leaking accidents due to a strong, immediate... Continue Reading

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