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(General Physics) short for dextrorotatory
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(ˈdɛk stroʊ)

[by shortening]


a combining form representing dextrorotatory, used esp. in the names of chemical compounds that in solution rotate polarized light in a clockwise direction: dextroglucose.
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Objective: To determine effectiveness and safety of echocardiography guided bed side Balloon Atrial Septostomy (BAS) in dextro transposition of great Arteries (dTGA) with intact ventricular septum (IVS) at a public sector tertiary care hospital Karachi, Pakistan.
'Other disciplines have different terms (such as dextro and laevo-rotary, in Chemistry or Clock-wise and anticlockwise in Physics or simply use left and right (as in anatomy).
Title of his study was Echocardiographic Guided Bed Side Balloon Atrial Septostomy in Dextro Transposed Great Arteries with intact Ventricular septum.
Those diverticula originating in the apex of the ventricle are always fingerlike contractile pouches extending into the abdomen and are associated with midline thoracoabdominal defects, congenital heart disease, and dextro or mesocardia [4].
D-serine is a dextro amino acid, which is a coagonist of the glycine strychnine-insensitive site of the glutamate N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) [5, 6], found in neurons, astrocytes, and microglia [7-11].
(16) Unlike the dextro isomers, L-amphetamine structures do not inhibit dopamine reuptake or cause euphoria, but can cause stimulation (eg, sleep disturbance) by inhibiting norepinephrine reuptake, and also by interacting with the trace amine-associated receptor 1 (TAAR1), an intracellular receptor expressed within the presynaptic terminal of monoamine neurons.
Germany's Dextro Energy is not allowed to advertise the alleged health benefits of its products, because the claims clash with official EU health messages that consumers are well-advised to reduce their sugar intake.
Previously, the lower court ruled that the European Commission had been right to reject a 2011 application from Dextro Energy to advertise the health benefits of its products because the claims clashed with official EU health messages that consumers should reduce their sugar intake.
Because the little dextro needle is expensive, right?
Taser acquired Dextro, Inc, a computer-vision and deep learning system used to make the visual contents in video searchable in real time.