Vocabulary A

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Vocabulary A
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Horse terms
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Equine veterinary vocabulary a
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  1. Area between the diaphragm muscle and pelvis; belly
    Abdomen
  2. Moving a part away from the midline of the body
    Abduction
  3. The premature expulsion from the uterus of the embryo or fetus
    Abortion
  4. Wound caused by the wearing away of the top layer of skin and hair by friction
    Abrasion
  5. Localized collection of pus in a cavity formed by tissue breakdown
    Abscess
  6. Socket in the lower side of the os coxae; forms the coxofemoral (hip) joint with the head of the femur
    Acetabulum
  7. Pertaining to sound or to the sense of hearing
    Acoustic
  8. Develops after birth as a result of injury, malnutrition or disease
    Acquired
  9. Recent; injury that occurred only hours or a few days ago; may have a short and relatively severe course
    Acute
  10. Moving a part toward the midline of the body
    Adduction
  11. Benign epithelial tumor in which cells are derived from the granular epithelium or form granular structures
    Adenoma
  12. Band of fibrous tissue that fuses two structures
    Adhesion
  13. Accessory agent or measure
    Adjunct
  14. Pair of glands located near the kidneys that produce, among other hormones, epinephrine (adrenaline)
    Adrenal Gland
  15. Carrying toward a center
    Afferent
  16. Substance or principle capable of producing a physical, chemical or biological effect
    Agent
  17. Highest dilution of serum that causes clumping of bacteria or other particulate antigens
    Agglutination Titer
  18. Congenital lack of pigmentation in the skin, hair or eyes
    Albino
  19. Tough, whitish layer of fibrous tissue covering a part
    Albuginea
  20. Very bitter, basic organic substance found in plants, such as atropine, morphine or nicotine
    Alkaloid
  21. Substance capable of inducing allergy or hypersensitivity
    Allergen
  22. Hypersensitivity, or overreacton of the immune system to a substance
    Allergic Reaction
  23. Lack of hair in areas where it is normally present
    Alopecia
  24. Tiny air saccules in the lungs where gas exchange takes place
    Alveoli
  25. Moving or changing shape by protoplasmic flow, thereby resembling an ameba
    Ameboid
  26. Any of a class of organic compounds containing nitrogen and forming the building blocks of proteins
    Amino Acid
  27. Bell-shaped enlargement at one end of a tubular structure
    Ampulla
  28. Organism capable of growing in the complete, or almost complete, lack of oxygen
    Anaerobe
  29. Pain relief; pain-killer, a drug that relieves pain without causing loss of consciousness
    Analgesia; Analgesic
  30. Unusual allergic reaction to a foreign protein or drug
    Anaphylaxis
  31. Loss of differentiation of cells
    Anaplasia
  32. To create a connection between two vessels through a channel
    Anastomose
  33. Science of the form and structure of a living organism
    Anatomy
  34. Abnormally low red blood cell count, or in the quantity of hemoglobin, which occurs when the equilibrium between blood loss and blood production is disturbed
    Anemia
  35. Procedure or drug that removes feeling or awareness, especially pain, may be local or general
    Anesthesia, Anesthetic
  36. Period of sexual inactivity between cycles
    Anestrus
  37. Blood-filled sac formed by an abnormal dilatation of the wall of an artery, a vein or the heart
    Aneurysm
  38. Abnormal deficiency of sweat
    Anhidrosis
  39. Absence of the iris
    Aniridia
  40. Immobilization and consolidation(fusing) of a joint due to disease, injury or surgical procedure
    Ankylosis
  41. Ligament that wraps around a structure, e.g. the back of the fetlock and knee
    Annular Ligament
  42. Lack of oxygen
    Anoxia
  43. Pertaining to the forearm
    Antebrachial
  44. Directional term meaning toward the front, situated in front of, or in the forward part of, an organ
    Anterior
  45. Drug that destroys or removes parasitic worms; dewormer
    Anthelmintic
  46. Able to inactivate or kill bacteria
    Antibacterial
  47. Laboratory test to determine which antibiotic(s) would be most effective in treating a specific infection
    Antibiotic Sensitivity Testing
  48. Drug that suppresses or kills microorganisms
    Antibiotic
  49. Specialized immune system proteins that help to prevent or control infection
    Antibodies
  50. Foreign substance to which the body mounts an immune response, such as viruses, bacteria, bacterial toxins, etc.
    Antigen
  51. Drug that counteracts the action of histamine
    Antihistamine
  52. Treatment that prevents or relieves inflammation; includes cold therapy, NSAIDs, corticosteroids, DMSO, etc.
    Anti-inflammatory Therapy

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