Sx Nursing Care Word List

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  1. Surgical fixation of the abomasums to the body wall
    Abomasopexy
  2. Swallowing an excessive volume of air
    Aerophagia
  3. Equipment for providing manual ventilations, which usually attach to the patient via an endotracheal tube or face mask and connect to an oxygen source
    Ambu bag
  4. Removal of a body part
    Amputation
  5. Suturing two tubular organs together (ie: intestinal loops) so that substances inside the lumen of the sutured organs can freely move from one to the other
    Anastomosis
  6. The attribution of human characteristics to animals
    Anthropomorphism
  7. An antimicrobial agent that killsor inhibits growth of microorganisms on the external surfaces of the body
    Antiseptic
  8. Surgical fusing of a joint
    Anthrodesis
  9. The act of cutting of the supply of oxygen; suffocation
    Asphyxiation
  10. Collapse of a portion of or all of one or both lungs
    Atelectasis
  11. A cancer is one that may grow but does not invade surrounding tissues and does not spread (metastasize) to other parts of the body
    Benign
  12. Audible intestinal motility sound produced by intestinal paristalsis
    Borborygmus
  13. Surgical incision through the cheek
    Buccotomy
  14. Weight loss, loss of muscle mass and general debilitation that may accompany chronic diseases
    Cachexia
  15. Either of the angles formed by the meeting of the upper and lower eyelids
    Canthus
  16. An instrument that noninvasively measures the COin exhaled air.  This value is an idirect assessment of ventilation status.
    Capnograph
  17. Inflammation of MM with discharge, especially inflammation of the air passages of the nose and trachea
    Catarrhal
  18. Incision into the abdominal cavity
    Celiotomy
  19. An incision through the wall of the vagina
    Colpotomy
  20. The act of striking the chest wall rhythmically with cupped hands.  Cupping the hands creates an air cushion on impact so that tenacious mucus is dislodged.
    Coupage
  21. Incision into the urinary bladder
    Cystotomy
  22. The breakdown of a surgical incision such that the tissue layers separate from each other
    Dehiscence
  23. The destruction of the vegetative forms of bacteria but not the spores
    Disinfection
  24. An uneasy emotional state characterized by anxiety and abnormal behavior
    Dysphoria
  25. The accumulation of fluid in a space that is not normally fluid filled resulting from venous or lymphatic obstruction or increased vascular permeability 
    Edema
  26. Delirious behavior resulting from incomplete recovery from gas anesthesia.  Usually lasts 1 to 2 minutes after removal from anesthesia.
    Emergence delirium
  27. Incision into a small intestinal lumen
    Enterotomy
  28. A gaseous substance used as a steriliant for instruments and articles that would be damaged by steam sterilization; it is suspected to cause cancer in some animals in cases involving very large or long exposures.
    Ethylene oxide
  29. Dissection of a dead fetus in utero
    Fetotomy
  30. Incision into the stomach
    Gastrotomy
  31. A chemical disinfection solution used to sterilize hard surface instruments by immersion
    Glutaraldehyde
  32. Abnormal accumulation of blood in the abdomen
    Hemoabdomen
  33. Elevated blood pressure
    Hypertension
  34. Low blood oxygen levels
    Hypoxemia
  35. Low tissue oxygen levels
    Hypoxia
  36. The involution of one intestinal segment into another
    Intussusception
  37. Deficient supply of blood to a body part, such as the heart or brain, that is due to obstruction of the inflow of arterial blood
    Ischemia
  38. A transabdominal incision into the peritoneal cavity
    Laparotomy
  39. A cancer that can invade and destroy surrounding normal tissues
    Malignant
  40. Removal of a mammary gland
    Mastectomy
  41. Constriction of the pupil of the eye
    Miosis
  42. Uterus filled with mucus
    Mucometra
  43. Dilation of the pupil of the eye
    Mydriasis
  44. Tissue or cellular death
    Necrosis
  45. Surgical removal of kidney
    Nephrectomy
  46. A rhythmic, involuntary oscillation of both eyes
    Nystagmus
  47. Mentally dull
    Obtunded
  48. Surgical fixation of the omentum to the body wall
    Omentopexy
  49. Spay; removal of the uterus, ovaries, and oviducts
    Ovariohysterectomy
  50. Surgical incision of the sac around the heart
    Pericardiotomy
  51. False of pregnancy
    Pseudocyesis
  52. Surgical procedure used for creation of a permanent or semipermantent ruminal fistula 
    Rumenostomy
  53. Invasion of the bloodstream by microorganisms (usually bacteria) from a focus of infection.  It is accompanied by fever, chills, prostration, pain, nausea and diarrhea
    Septicemia
  54. Serosanguineous accumulation of fluid between tissue planes
    Seroma
  55. The white, granular agent used in anesthetic machines to absorb carbon dioxide expelled from the patient in a rebreathing circuit
    Soda lime
  56. Removal of the spleen
    Splenectomy
  57. Destruction of all disease-producing organisms and spores of an object
    Sterilization 
  58. Surgically created opening from an area of inside the body to the outside
    Stoma
  59. A distressing but ineffectual urge to evacuate the rectum or urinary bladder
    Tenesmus
  60. Permanent opening made in the urethra to allow urine diversion
    Urethrostomy

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