Definitions of terms and regulations

All | # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
There are currently 13 glossary in this directory beginning with the letter D.
A unit of mass used to express the molecular weight of proteins, nucleic acids, and other large molecules. One Dalton is defined as one-twelfth of the mass of a carbon-12 atom.
de novo mutations
Spontaneous mutations that occur in individuals. These mutations are not passed from parent to offspring.
degenerative disease
A disease in which the structure or function of the effected tissues or organs changes for the worse over time.
deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)
A nucleic acid molecule, usually a double-stranded helix, in which each polynucleotide strand consists of nucleotide monomers with a deoxyribose sugar and the nitrogenous base adenine (A), cytosine (C), guanine (G), and thymine (T); capable of being replicated and determining the inherited structure of a cell’s proteins.
The process of identifying a disease, condition, or injury from its signs and symptoms.
diastolic blood pressure
Blood pressure when your left ventricle is filling.
A disorder of structure or function in a human, animal, or plant.
In medicine, a disturbance of normal functioning of the mind or body.
distal convoluted tubule
A short nephron segment, interposed between the macula densa and collecting duct. Even though it is short, it plays a key role in regulating extracellular fluid volume and electrolyte homeostasis.
The amount of a medication or substance that is administered at one time or over a specified period. Dosing is typically determined based on factors such as the age, weight, and medical condition of the patient, as well as the intended therapeutic effect.
dose-response curve
A graph representing the dose versus the dose-relationship.
Any substance (other than food) that is used to prevent, diagnose, treat, or relieve symptoms of a disease or abnormal condition. Drugs can also affect how the brain and rest of the body work and cause changes in mood, awareness, thoughts, feelings, or behavior.
duration of action
How long the drug lasts.

We cannot do
this alone

Together we are changing the world—
one patient at a time

We hope that you join us on this journey to discover, develop and provide individualized antisense medicines for free for life for nano-rare patients. The ultimate personalized medicine approach – for free, for life.

We need your support

Join us on our Corps of Discovery of the mind and heart. Help us bring hope and potential help to nano-rare patients today. For free, for life.

Follow us on social for updates on our latest efforts