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DYSTHYMIC DISORDER

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A depressive disorder featuring a depressed mood more often than not that keeps up for at least 2 years.

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DYSTOCIA

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Abnormal labour or childbirth.

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DYSTONIA

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An abnormal and involuntary tension or contraction of the muscles resulting in a distorted posture. See extrapyramidal effects.

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DYSTROPHIN

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A protein needed for normal muscle function.

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DYSTROPHY

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1. A degenrative disorder from defective nutrition. 2. A wasting disorder. See muscular dystrophy.

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DYSURIA

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Having difficult or painful urination often caused by a bacterial infection.

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DZ TWINS

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Abbreviation for dizygotic twins.

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