Glossary

Dermatology/dermatitis

Dermatology is a branch of medicine that focuses on skin conditions, sweat glands, hair and other related body parts.

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Divination

Since time immemorial, man has felt the need to predict the future.

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DSPS

Delayed sleep phase syndrome (DSPS) is a disorder that occurs when a person regularly cannot fall asleep at their desired bedtime.

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Dyslexia

Dyslexia is mainly defined as a problem with literacy skill. It is associated specifically with learning difficulties that include reading, writing and spelling. And it can affect a number of areas, including memory, organisation and concentration.

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Dyslipidemia

Dyslipidemia is abnormal concentrations of lipids or lipoproteins (naturally occurring molecules, such as fats, oils, waxes and cholesterol) in the blood. It is very common among people with Type 2 diabetes.

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Dysphoric

Dysphoric is generally characterised as a state of feeling unwell or unhappy. It can also include suffering from experiences of intense emotional and mental discomfort such as sadness, anxiousness, irritability, or restlessness.

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Dyspnea

Dyspnea is a breathing disorder that makes breathing difficult, and can make the sufferer feel as though he or she is suffocating or fighting for air. It is frequently associated with problems either in the lungs or the heart.

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Dysthymic disorder

Dysthymic disorder is a fairly common type of depression. It presents itself as an almost daily-depressed mood, but without the necessary criteria for a major depression, which lasts for at least two years. It is usually mild or moderate depression, rather than severe.

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