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to pour the liquid portion of the urine from one container to another gently without disturbing the sediment

Decant

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non-permanent, “baby” teeth

Deciduous teeth

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a pressure sore (bed sore) or an open wound that develops in the skin and tissues over a bony prominence; these bedsores can occur as a result of
pressure build-up from prolonged lying down on anatomical pressure points like the hip or shoulder tissue.

Decubitus ulcer

4

blood chemistry analyzers such as the blood glucose detector that is commonly used in diabetic humans

Dedicated-use analyzers

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toward the center (whole body or part)

Deep (internal)

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canine body language that indicates that the dog is
being self-protective; a dog in this posture will have his/her tail tucked, hackles up, ears back, pupils dilated, nose wrinkled, corners of the mouth back, body lowered, and teeth showing.

Defensive threat posture

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most commonly found in the hair follicles of dogs, these mites can also infest humans and felines as well as cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, and horses. However, they are host-specific and do not transfer from one host species to another. They can cause a disease called demodicosis when in large numbers and can also produce a condition known as “red mange.”

Demodex mange mites

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the cleaning of the teeth by a qualified individual

Dental prophylaxis

9

the natural teeth in the dental arch

Dentition

10

fungal infection upon the skin

Dermatophyte

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a technique in which x-ray absorption is quantified by assignment of a number to the amount of x-rays reaching the detector; the information is manipulated by a computer to produce an optimal image

Digital radiography

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an agent used to dilute another substance

Diluent

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applying a pesticide (such as flea, mite, or mange treatment) or medicating the skin and coat

Dipping

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cassettes that hold films without screens, made out of
cardboard or plastic and are usually only used when intense detail is necessary for radiographic examination

Direct exposure cassettes

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a licensed veterinarian is readily available on the premises where the patient is being treated and is readily available.

Direct supervision

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cleansing so as to destroy or prevent the growth of disease-carrying (pathogenic) microorganisms; the process of applying antimicrobial agents to nonliving objects to destroy microorganisms

Disinfection

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away from the patient’s body (referring to extremities); also, farthest from the midline

Distal

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the processes of gowning and gloving the surgeon

Donning

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of, pertaining to, or situated at the back

Dorsal

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toward the patient’s back

Dorsal (directional)

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the patient is lying on his/her back; this position is most commonly used in surgery as it exposes the belly and scrotal area.

Dorsal recumbency

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pertaining to the dorsum or back of an animal and his/her side

Dorsolateral

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also called “badge”, it is a small instrument to be worn on one's body while taking x-rays, it monitors occupational radiation exposure

Dosimeter

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a unit of apothecary weight equal to 1/8 of an ounce or 60 grains (3.89grams)

Dram

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using two separate mopping buckets, one containing clean water and the other containing disinfectant. The mop is saturated in disinfectant and rung dry; after mopping a section of the floor, it is rinsed in the water bucket. It is then dipped in disinfectant and rung out again, and the process is repeated. The mop is then washed out, disinfected, and rung dry upon finishing the area

Dual mop method

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difficult birth

Dystocia