Veterinary Terms

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Definition

Acidosis

Accumulation of acid or decrease of alkaline in the blood

Adipose

Fatty

Anxiolytic

Drug which relieves anxiety

Blepharospasm

Holding eyelid tightly shut

Cataleptic

Lack of response to external stimuli

Condyle

Knuckle of a joint

Cortex

Outer layer

Dyschezia

Difficulty passing faeces

Dysphoria

Anxiety, restlessness, depression

Ecchymotic

Discoloured area of skin caused by blood seepage into tissue

Enterectomy

Removal of part of intestine

Enterotomy

Opening up of intestine

Enucleation

Removal of eye

Epiphera

Tear overflow

Erythema

Redness of skin due to congestion of capillaries

Exsanguinate

Deprive of or drain of blood

Exudate

Fluid with high content of cellular debris escaped from blood vessels as a result of inflammation

Hyperkalaemia

Too much potassium caused by renal disease

Hypovolaemia

Reduced volume of blood circulating in the body

Hypoxia

Reduction of oxygen supply to a tissue, despite sufficient bloody supply