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SID

Once a day

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q24h

Once a day

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BID

Twice a day

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q12h

Twice a day

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TID

Three times a day

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q8h

Three times a day

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QID

Four times a day

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q6h

Four times a day

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Ad. Lib.

As desired

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PRN

As needed

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Aural (A)

Ear

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S

Left

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D

Right

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U

Both

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Ocular (O)

Eye

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Medial

Towards the midline

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Lateral

Away from the midline

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Proximal

Nearest to point of attachment

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Distal

Away from point of attachment

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Cranial

Towards the head

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Caudal

Towards the tail

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DIC

Disseminated Intravascular Coagulopathy

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Dorsal

Towards the spine (back)

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Ventral

Towards the abdomen (front)

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AD

Right Ear

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Alopecia

Hair Loss

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Arrythmia

Abnormal heart rythm

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AS

Left Ear

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Ataxia

Lack of coordination

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Atropine

Drug for heart rhythm

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AU

Both Ears

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Bounding pulse

Overly strong pulse

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Bradycardia

Slow heart rate

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Cataracts

Clouding of eye lens

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CHF

Congestive Heart Failure

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Conjunctiva

Mucous membrane of eye

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CRT

Capillary Refill Time

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Cryptorchid

Undescended testicle

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Cyanotic

Bluish color

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Dopram

Drug for respiratory stimulation

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Dyspnea

Difficulty breathing

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Epinephrine

Heart stimulant drug

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Erythemic

Reddish color

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Etiology

Study of the cause of disease

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Febrile

Fever

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Flehman Response

Curling of lips, usually for smells

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Gingiva

Gums

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gtt

Drops

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Glucosuria

Sugar in the urine

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Halitosis

Bad breath

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Hemothorax

Blood in chest cavity

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Hyperemic

Increased blood flow to an area

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Hypertension

Increased blood pressure

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Hypertermia

Increased body temperature

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Hyperthyroidism

Overactive thyroid

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Hypotension

Low blood pressure

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Hypothermia

Low body temperature

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Hypothyroidism

Underactive thyroid

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Hypoxia

Lack of oxygen

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Icterus

Yellowing of mucous membrane

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Jaundice

Yellowing of skin

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Miosis

Constriction of pupils

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Murmur

Extra or abnormal heart sound

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Mydriasis

Dilation of pupils

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Nares

Nostril

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OD

Right Eye

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OS

Left Eye

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OU

Both Eyes

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Nictitating membrane

Third eye lid

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Nystagmus

Rapid back and forth eye movement

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Petechiation

Pinpoint hemorrhages

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Piloerection

Hair standing up

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Pinna

Ear flap or lobe

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Pleural effusion

Fluid in lung sac

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PLR

Pupillary Light Reflex

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Pneumothorax

Air in chest cavity

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Polydipsic

Excessive thirst

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Polyuric

Excessive urination

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Pruritis

Itching

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Pyometra

Pus in the uterus

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Pyrexic

Feverish

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R/O

Rule Out

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Signalment

Facts about an animal (identifiers)

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STAT

Immediately

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Stridor

High pitched sound heard on inspiration (breathing in)

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Tachycardia

Fast heart rate

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Tachypnea

Rapid breathing

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Tapetum Lucidum

Reflective part of the back of the eye

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Thoracocentesis

Surgical puncture to remove fluid or gas from chest cavity

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Thready pulse

Weak pulse

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Tympanic membrane

Ear drum

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Vasoconstriction

Narrowing of blood vessels

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Vasodilation

Widening of blood vessels

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WNL

Within normal limits

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Vein

Carries blood towards the heart

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Artery

Carries blood away from the heart