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Abbreviation for dry powder inhaler.
DSPA gene on chromosome 6pter-p21 that encodes desmoplakin, an obligate component of functional desmosomes that anchors intermediate filaments to desmosomal plaques. Desmoplakin’s N-terminus is required for localisation to the desmosome and interacts with the N-terminal region of plakophilin 1 and plakoglobin. The C-terminus binds with intermediate filaments.
DSP mutations cause several cardiomyopathies, keratodermas and paraneoplastic pemphigus.
dry powder inhaler,
An inhaler that administers tiny particles of medication to the airways. Dry powder inhalers are used to treat diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive lung disease.
dots per inch, a measure of the density, and therefore the clarity, of print of each character.