dextro

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dextro

[′dek‚strō]
(optics)
(organic chemistry)
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Case Description: This case study involves a 62 year-old woman with very severe restrictive lung physiology (FVC of 0.92 liters, 30% predicted) and bronchiectasis (FE[V.sub.1.0] of 0.83 liters, 37% predicted) due to severe idiopathic dextro- (apex at T10/T11) levo- (apex at L4) scoliosis.
`Amino acids come in two forms, sometimes described as right-handed and left-handed, and distinguished by the prefixes D- and L- (dextro- and laevo-).