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Excoriation
Skin lesions caused by the self-trauma of scratching.
Colitis
Inflammation of the colon
Aural
In or of the ear
Axillary
Under the armpit
Ataxia
Uncoordinated gait usually associated with neurologically dysfunction
Stridor
A harsh, high-pitched respiratory sound usually caused by obstruction to the air flow at the pharynx or larynx
Barbering
A behavioral problem where the animal obsessively grooms to the point of damaging the hair and skin
Icterus
Yellow discoloration of the skin and mucous membrane resulting from accumulation of excess bilirubin, or excessive breakdown of RBC's
Viseid
Thick and sticky
Viscus
Any large internal organ
i.e. the intestines
Dorsal Recumbancy
Lying on its back
Lateral Recumbency
Lying on its side
Recumbency
Lying Down
Pyuria
The presence of pus in the urine
Pruritic
Itchy
Pharynx
The part of the digestive and respiratory tracts extending from the back of the nasal cavity and mouth to the esophagus
pH
The inverse logarithm of the hydrogen ion concentration of a fluid
Nematode
A roundworm
Heartworm
Mycosis
Fugal infection in or on a part of the body
Hydrometra
An accumulation of watery fluid in the uterus
Hernia
Abnormal protrusion of an organ or other body structure through a defect or natural opening in a covering, muscle, or bone
Hematoma
A blood clot
Giardia
A flagellated protozoan parasite of the small intestines
Animals with Giardia may have watery diarrhea
Can be spread to human via contaminated water
Emesis
Vomiting
Cystotomy
Incision into the bladder
Cancer
One of many diseases that are characterized by uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells within the body
If not controlled, death may result
Epilepsy
Brain disorder causing recurrent seizures
Antibody
Immunoglobin formed I blood or tissue that interacts only with antigens that induced its synthesis
Antibiotic
Substance produced by a microorganisms that inhibit or kills other microorganisms
Hemolytic Anemia
Abnormal destruction of red blood cells (RBC's)
Glucosuria
The presence of glucose in the urine
Polydipsic
Drinking more water than normal
Nares
Nostrils
Halitosis
A foul odor to the breath
Shock
A condition of decreased perfusion and decreased oxygen delivery to vital organs
Pyometra
Accumulation of purulent material within the lumen of the uterus
Secondary to abnormal changes in the uterine wall (cystic endometrial hyperplasia) as commonly seen in older queens and bitches.
Renomegaly
Enlargement of one or both kidneys
Hypovolemia
Decreased circulating blood volume
Pulmonary Edema
Fluid build up within the alveoli or interstitial spaces of the lungs
Pulse Pressure
The difference between the systolic and diastolic pressure
This determines the intensity of the sensation when palpitating peripheral pulse
Pulse Deficit
As detected by simultaneous cardiac auscultation and pulse palpation
A condition where each audible heartbeat is not accompanied by a palpable pulse wave
Pleural Effusion
Fluid build up in the space surrounding the lungs within the thorax
Hypothermia
Abnormally low body temperature
Temperature must be compared with what is normal for the age group because neonates have a lower body temperature than adults
Petechiation
Small visible pinpoint hemorrhage lesions less than 1mm in diameter
Hyperthermia
Elevation of body temperature
Caused by inadequate heat-dissipating mechanisms to overcome excessive ambient heat without a change in the body's thermoregulatory set-point
Fever
Elevation of body temperature
Caused by a temporary increase in the body's thermoregulatory set-point usually caused by infection, inflammation, or Neoplasia
Lymphoma
A blood cell cancer affecting the lymph nodes, bone marrow, or other organs
Hip Dysplasia
Malformed hip joints,
Causing variable degrees of lameness
Anemia
Low RBC Count
Abscess
Localized collection of pus in part of body
Formed by tissue disintegration usually resulting from bacterial infection and surrounded by an inflamed area.