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Anemia

Red blood cell deficiency

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Anesthetic

Relating to anesthesia; an anesthetic agent, causing a loss of feeling

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Antibody

Substance that destroys disease-causing bacteria

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Anticoagulant

Substance that hinders blood clotting

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Antigen

Substance that stimulates the body's immune system

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Antiseptic

Clean; preventing the growth of microorganisms

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Antivenin

Substance that counteracts the toxicity of venom

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Apnea

Periodic cessation of breathing

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Arthritis

Joint inflammation

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Artificial respiration

Rhythmic forcing of air into lungs that have stopped breathing

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Aseptic technique

Procedure for preventing infection

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atrophic rhinitis

The wasting away if mucous membranes or glands

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Avulsion

Detachment or tearing away of a body part

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Bacteria

Microscopic plants, often parasitic & disease- causing

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Biopsy

Removal & examination of tissues for diagnosis

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Brucellosis

An infection caused by brucella bacteria

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Canine distemper

Viral disease of dogs, marked by fever & respiratory problems

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Canine parvovirus

Virus that causes a deadly disease in dogs

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Cardiomyopathy

Chronic disorder of the heart, common in dogs

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Catheterization

Introduction of a catheter into a body part

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Colic

Acute abdominal pain; common in horses

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Coagulant

Agent that produces blood clotting

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Abrasion

Irritation of skin or mucous membrane

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Coma

State of deep unconsciousness

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Compress

Folded cloth or pad applied so as to press on a body part

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Constipation

Infrequent, difficult passage of dry feces

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Convulsion

Uncontrolled, violent muscle contraction

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Cortisone

Anti-inflammatory hormone

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Cropping

Cosmetic surgical removal of large portion of a dog's ear

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Cystitis

Inflammation of the bladder