A&P word list #3

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  1. thickening and infammation of the skin,usually affecting a dogs lower front leg; caused by excessive licking.
    Acral lick dermatitis
  2. A condition most often seen in cats suffering from diabetes mellitus in which the pituitary gland over secretes growth hormone.
    Acromegaly
  3. The condition of being born withough fingers or toes
    Adactyly
  4. A small protein produced by the liver that plays an important role in wound healin gand the ability of an animals blood to hold fluid within the circulatory system
    Ablumin
  5. A hormone produced by the adrenal glands that helps maintain fluid and electrolyte balance
    Aldosterone
  6. Ability to walk
    Ambulatory
  7. The insertion of a hollow needle through the abdomen of a pregnant female to remove a sample of the fluid that surrounds the fetus
    Amniocentesis
  8. lack of a heart beat
    Asystole
  9. the part of a structure where a seperation into two branches occurs
    Bifurcation
  10. A cohesive mass of medication, food or another substance that is given to an animal all at one time or passes through the intestinal tract as a unit
    Bolus
  11. A fluid-filled sac that protects tissues from rubbing against each other
    Bursa
  12. An area of thick, hardend skin that often develops in response to repeated irritaion
    Callus
  13. the dome-shaped top of the skull
    Calvarium
  14. A lesion in which the surface of a tissue is damaged and lost
    Canker
  15. The presence of a liquid between the heart and its surrounding membrane that puts pressure on the heart preventing its normal function
    Cardiac Tamponade
  16. The area where the trachea divides into two bronchi
    Carina
  17. Loss of transparency of an eye's lens
    Cataract
  18. A defect in part of the eye (Iris or lens) that is caused by abnormal development and often appears as a hole surrounded by normal tissue
    Coloboma
  19. Inflammation of the sac that collects tears as they brain from the eye
    Dacryocystitis
  20. A progressive loss of mental ability that is often associated with aging or diseases affecting the brain
    Dementia
  21. Abnormally soft or watery stool
    Diarrhea
  22. The period of time during which the heart is relaxed and filling with blood
    Diastole
  23. Any abnormality that results from poor nutrition, either of the individual as a whole or of only a specific tissue due to abnormal physiology
    Dystrophy
  24. A blood clot or other substance that travels through the circulatory system and becomes lodged in a blood vessel thereby disrupting blood flow
    Embolus
  25. The act of vomiting
    Emesis
  26. An inward rolling of the eyelids that causes eyelashes or fur to rub on the surface of the eye leading to wounds and infections of the cornea
    Entropion
  27. An abnormal redness of the skin that is often a result of inflammation, infection or injury
    erythema
  28. A tough, fibrous tissue that connects and supports muscles or other body parts
    Fascia
  29. Describing a domestic animal that lives without human care and develops behaviors more typical of related wild species
    Feral
  30. Soft and weak
    Flaccid
  31. The production of the gastrointestinal gasses and their evacuation through the anus
    Flatulence
  32. A vibration that can be heard or felt
    Fremitus
  33. A piece of loosely woven material with many uses
    Gauze
  34. The organs of reproduction
    Genitalia
  35. Higher than normal pressure in the eye
    Glaucoma
  36. Vomiting of blood
    Hematemesis
  37. A normal opening, often specifically referring to the opening in the diaphagm
    Hiatus
  38. A depression in an organ where vessels or other structures exit
    Hilus
  39. All the nerves that serve a part of the body
    Innervation
  40. Within the spaces between cells or body parts
    Interstitial
  41. The central portion of the chest that is surrounded by the lungs and contains the heart, trachea, esophagus, thymus, lymph nodes, large blood vessels and other structures
    Mediastinum
  42. The menbranous structure within the abdomen that connects many abdominal organs to the body wall
    Mesentery
  43. The process of urinating
    Micturation
  44. Muscle pain
    Myalgia
  45. Infection of the umbilical stump
    Omphalitis
  46. Lower than normal numbers of RBCs, WBCs and platelets in circulation
    Pancytopenia
  47. An immune mediated disease that causes abnormal tissue to develop on the surface of the eye
    Pannus
  48. A small, solid, raised mass in the skin
    papule
  49. Describes an animal laying down
    Recumbent
  50. Not responding to treatment
    Refractory
  51. Not fully or properly developed
    Rudimentary
  52. Bloody
    Sanguinous
  53. To eat and drink to the point where hunger and thirst are no longer apparent
    Satiate
  54. An abnormal hardening of a tissue
    Sclerosis
  55. An abnormally narrrowed opening or channel
    Stenosis
  56. Present for only a short period of time
    Transient
  57. A condition characterized by raised, red and frequently itchy areas that form on the skin
    Urticaria
  58. a layer of tissues within the eye
    Uvea
  59. describes an abnormal bending of a leg away from an animals midline
    Valgus
  60. Describes an abnormal bending of a leg toward an animals midline
    Varus

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