DENDRITIC BRANCHING

Patttern of dendrites from a neuron.

DENTAL AGE

Measure of dental development based on the number of permanent teeth.

DEPENDENCY-SUPPORT SCRIPT

The stragey where care givers consistently meet the needs of an older adult who is receiving care.

DEPRESSIVE DISORDER

A mood disorder with sadness asa symptom. See unipolar depression.

DEPTH-FIRST SEARCH

A graph search strategy equal to a backtrack search.

DERMATOGLYPHICS

The study of the lines on the skin of the hands, fingers and soles of the feet.

DESCRIPTIVE RESEARCH

An empirical investigation to test a hypothesis or to look at conditions, relationships.

DESPONDENCY

A state of apathy and a depressed mod.

DETERIORATION INDEX

Subtest scores on the Weschler Adult Intelligence Scale.

DEUTERANOMALY

Colour blindness where green is not seen properly or is confused with red.

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