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see direct currentdirect current,
abbr. DC, a movement of electric charge across an arbitrarily defined surface in one direction only. See electricity; generator.
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direct current

In an electric circuit, a current that flows in one direction only. Also see alternating current.


(language, tool)
The Unix arbitrary precision postfix calculator and its language.

Here is an example program which prints out factorials:

echo "[la1+dsa*pla2220>y]sy0sa1lyx" | dc

Unix manual page: dc(1).

bc provides a somewhat more readable syntax which is compiled into dc. There is also a GNU DC.


(1) (Direct Current) An electrical current that travels in one direction and used within the computer's electronic circuits. Contrast with AC.

(2) (Data Communications) See DB/DC.

(3) (Domain Controller) See PDC and BDC.
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The authors recommended that dichorionic pregnancies be delivered at 37 weeks and that the evidence for delivery of monochorionic twins prior to 36 weeks is lacking.
Regarding the neonatal morbidity including respiratory morbidities, necrotising enterocolitis and sepsis were seen to be reduced beyond 35 weeks of gestation in both monochorionic and dichorionic groups, respectively (Table-3).
In the other 25% of monozygotic twins, the egg splits quickly, within 3 days, yielding two separate units and creating dichorionic twins, each with their own placenta.
12) Classification regarding to chorionicity in our study showed a mean BW of 2055 g for dichorionic pregnancies and 1799 g for monochorionic pregnancies.
We perform routine ultrasound evaluations every 3 weeks for our monochorionic twins and every 4 weeks for our dichorionic twins, in the absence of any abnormalities.
Results of first-trimester screening in twin pregnancies Means Dichorionic Monochorionic (N=5) (N=4) p-value Nuchal translucency (mm) 1.
Prenatal Diagnosis of Spontaneous Septostomy in Dichorionic Diamniotic Twins and Review of the Literature.
Perinatal outcome was poor in monochorionic twins as compared to dichorionic twins.
Monochorionic twins had significantly high rates of stillbirths than dichorionic (p = 0.
We must distinguish between monochorionic and dichorionic twins.
9% patients had diamniotic dichorionic twins while 16.
In both groups, more than 80% of pregnancies were dichorionic, and elective cesarean delivery was performed in approximately one-third of women.