Emergency Procedures 1

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Emergency Procedures 1
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  1. The insertion of a needle(attatched to a syringe) into the abdominal cavity using a sterile technique to obtain free abdominal fluid for evaluation
    Abdominocentesis
  2. An abnormal breathing pattern seen during cardiopulmonary areest, characterized by gasping and labored breathing
    Agonal
  3. A brand name self-inflating resevoir bag used to provide manual ventilation when the aneshetic machine is not available
    Ambu bag
  4. Absence of pain
    Analgesia
  5. An exaggerated allergic reaction to a foreign protein or substance in the body
    Anaphylactic
  6. An abnormal heartbeat rhythm detected during palpation of the chest or pulse during auscultation or recorded on an ECG
    Arrhythmia
  7. The act of cutting off the supply of oxygen. suffocation 
    Asphyxiation
  8. Inability to coordinate movement 
    Ataxia 
  9. Collapse of a portion or all of one or both lungs
    Atalectasis
  10. Intestinal noises audible with or without a stethoscope, caused by gas moving through the intestinal tract
    Borborygmus
  11. Also known as an end-tidal co2 in the air that is breathed in and out by the patient, by sampling air passing between the endotracheal tube connector and the breathing circuit 
    Capnograph
  12. Medications, through their chemical effects, that serve to increase the clearing of intestinal contents
    Cathartics
  13. A blue discoloration of the mucous membranes or skin as a result of severe reduction of oxygen in the blood
    Cyanosis
  14. Any pattern of cardiace electric activity that differs from that of the healthy awake animal
    Cardiac Arrhythmia 
  15. Large-molecular-weight plasma proteins that provide oncotic pressure
    Colloids 
  16. In a sleep-like state. unresponsive to all stimuli including pain
    Comatose
  17. Blue discoloration of the mucous membranes 
    Cyanosis
  18. Excessive loss of water from the body tissues rewsulting in decreased extracelluar fluid volume 
    Dehydration
  19. An increased excretion of urine
    Diuresis 
  20. Anxiety, uneasiness, and restlessness most often produced by opiods; the opposite of euphoria
    Dysphoria
  21. Difficult or labored breathing 
    Dyspnea
  22. Large bruises. Discoloration of the skin or mucous membranes caused by leakage of blood into the tissues
    Ecchymoses
  23. crenated RBCs that have multiple speculated projections, commonly seen with snake envenomation or other toxins
    Echinocytes
  24. The accumulation of fluid in a space that is not normally fluid filled resulting from venous or lymphatic obstruction, increased vascular permeability, or decreased oncotic pressure
    Edema
  25. bleeding from the nose
    epistaxis 
  26. disorganized, rapid, random and ineffective contraction of cardiac muscle cells 
    fibrillation 
  27. lacking any muscle tone
    flaccid
  28. A freely moveable segment of the chest wall caused by segmental fracture of two or more ribs 
    flail chest 
  29. a dangerous gastrointestinal condition, occuring primarily in deep chested dogs
    Gastric dilatation volvulus
  30. blood in the urine
    hematuria
  31. abnormal accumulation of blood in the abdomen
    hemoabdomen
  32. Elevated carbon dioxide levels in the blood 
    Hypercarbia
  33. high blood pressure; the opposite of hypotension
    Hypotention 
  34. low blood pressure; the oppostie of hypertension 
    hypotension 
  35. low tissue oxygen level 
    Hypoxia 
  36. yellow discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes 
    icterus
  37. destention of teh intestines caused by inhibition of bowel motility; also referred to as gastrointestinal stasis 
    Ileus
  38. Administration of a drug or fluid into the bone 
    intraosseous 
  39. Provision of oxygen by placement of an oxygen supply tube inside an endotracheal tube, nasopharyngeal tube, or nostril
    insufflation
  40. the presence of excess ketone bodies in the urine in conditions such as diabetes mellitus, involving reduced or distrurbed carbohydrate metabolism
    Ketonuria 
  41. A relexive closure of the glottis in response to contract with any object or substance
    laryngospasm 
  42. depressed but able to be aroused with minimal difficulty 
    lethargic 
  43. instrument used to measure the pressure of liquids, such as blood
    Manometer 
  44. constriction of the pupil of the eye; opposite of mydriasis
    miosis
  45. dilation of the pupil of the eye, opposite of miosis 
    mydriasis
  46. a rythmic, involuntary oscillation of both eyes
    nystagmus 
  47. a monitoring device used to measure systolic, mean and diastolic blood pressure by detecting and analyzing pulsations of blood in the arteries of an extremity 
    oscillometer
  48. weakness of a body part caused by loss of nerve function. partial paralysis
    paresis
  49. small, visible pinpoint hemorrhage lesions less than 1mm in diameter
    petechiae
  50. a clot, consisting of fibrin, platelets, RBCs, and WBCs that forms within a blood vessel or in a chamber of the heart and can obstruct blood flow
    thrombosis 

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