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what does the medical term D.E.A. mean

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what does the medical term D.E.A mean?
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  CorpsmanUp replied 10 years ago.
There are a few possibilities that this abbreviation could be:

Data Envelopement Analysis which is an administrative term describing the methods used to obtain data.

Dehydroepiandrosterone is a hormone that is made by the adrenal glands. It is filtered through the blood and used as other hormones. This is also abbreviated DHEA and is the most likely answer to your question.
Expert:  Karel1 replied 10 years ago.
also can be drug enforcement agency
Expert:  CorpsmanUp replied 10 years ago.
Hello Kristy,
I have found the best most likely answer from another source and I firmly believe that D.E.A. means delegated examining authority.