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  1. Psittacosis
    A zoonotic respiratory disease carried by birds
  2. Tetanus
    A bacteria that is  zoonotic and can be transferred to a human through contaminated soil by contact with an open wound
  3. Endotracheal Intubation
    Placement of a tube into the trachea: usually for respiratory support during anesthesia or CPR
  4. Transtracheal Wash
    A procedure for collection of bronchial exudates
  5. Electrolyte
    Examples of these include sodium (Na) and Potassium (K)
  6. Calibrate
    Determine of the accuracy of an instrument
  7. Refractometer
    An instrument used to measure the specific gravity (SG) of urine and total protein (TP) of blood
  8. Dyspnea
    difficulty breathing
  9. Apnea
    The absence of respiration
  10. Tachypnea
    Rapid breathing
  11. Infectious Tracheobronchitis
    The clinical  term for kennel cough (KC); is caused by both bacteria and a virus
  12. Hemothorax
    Clinical term for blood within the thoracic cavity
  13. Pneumothorax
    Clinical term for air within the thoracic cavity
  14. Urinalysis
    Compnents of this test include physical exam, the clinical analysis and the microscopic exam
  15. Polyuria/Polydipsia
    Urinating in large amounts/ drinking in large amounts
  16. Immunology
    The study of the body's defenses against pathogens
  17. Turbidity
    The cloudiness or clarity of urine
  18. Leptospirosis
    A bacterial disease of the canine that is transmitted through contact with urine
  19. Struvite Crystals
    Commonly found in alkaline urine and resembles the lid of a coffin
  20. Calcium oxalate Crystals
    Commonly found in acidic urine and can be associated with antifreeze consumption toxicity
  21. Anuria
    Inability to urinate
  22. Dysuria
    Difficulty urinating
  23. Hematuria
    Presence of blood in excreted urine
  24. Uremia
    Unfiltered urine recirculating in the bloodstream
  25. Cryptorchid
    Undescended testicles
  26. Prepuce
    The protective outer sheath that covers and protects the canine penis
  27. Uterus
    The hollow muscular organ in female mammals in which the fertilized ovum normally becomes embedded and in which the developing embryo and fetus is nourished
  28. Vulva
    The external genitals of the female
  29. Estrous Cycle
    One of the two types of the reproductive cycles; the second is the menstrual cycle
  30. Anestrus
    A phase of the reproductive cycle when there is no ovarian activity
  31. Gestation
    The time of pregnancy
  32. Parturition
    The act or process of giving birth
  33. Whelping
    A canine giving birth
  34. Dystocia
    difficult birth
  35. Mastitis
    Inflammation of the mammary glands
  36. Priapism
    Persistent abnormal erection of the penis
  37. Glomerulus
    A capillary network in the kidneys for the filtration of blood
  38. Nitrogenous Waste
    Products from the metabolism that are filtered by the kidney into the urine
  39. Ureter
    The tube which the urine passes from the kidney to the bladder
  40. Urethra
    The tubular passage through which the urine passes from the bladder to the outside
  41. Perineum
    The area between the tail and the ischiatic arch; especially the region between the anus and the genital organs
  42. Cystocentesis
    Insertion of a needle into the  bladder; the most aspetic method of obtaining urine for culture and sensitivity (C&S)
  43. Urolithiasis
    The condition of having bladder stones
  44. Cortex
    The outer layer of an organ
  45. Medulla
    The central or inner part of an organ
  46. Cervix
    The strong muscular sphincter muscle separating the uterus from the vagina
  47. Ovariohysterectomy
    Removal of the female internal reproductive organs; a spay
  48. Orchiectomy
    Removal of the testicles; castration or neuter
  49. Oxytocin
    A hormone that stimulates contractions of the uterus and milk let-down
  50. Dirofilaria Immitus
    Scientific name for heartworms
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2013-06-22 03:43:06
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