DEVELOPMENTAL ASSESSMENT

The evaluation of physical, emotional, cognitive and social development of a child.

DEVELOPMENTAL SYSTEMS APPROACH

A view saying that development results from bi-directional interaction between biological and experiential variables.

DEXTRO- (DEXTR-)

The combining form of toward or on the right.

DIAGNOSIS-RELATED GROUPS (DRGS)

Classification used in hospitals as a financing tool.

DIALECTOLOGY

Linguistics concerned with dialects.

DICE MODEL

Cognitive model that relates consciousness to awareness.

DIETARY SELECTION

The ability to select components in a diet to maintain a good nutritional balance.

DIFFERENTIAL FERTILITY

The fertility rate of a group compared to another group.

DIFFUSE THALAMIC PROJECTION SYSTEM (DTPS)

The thalmic nuclei that project fibres to the cerebral cortex. See thalamus.

DIHYDROCODEINE

See opioid analgesics.

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