Flashcards in Key Terms - Chapter 19 Deck (27):
Loss of appetite or absence of food, especially when prolonged
Condition in which blood has increased concentrations of nitrogenous wastes such as urea nitrogen (BUN).
Techniques used during isolation to enable nursing of the patient without transmitting the disease to others (isolation ward, PPE,...)
Weight loss, loss of muscle mass, and general debilitation that may accompany chronic disease
Difficult or labored breathing
Postpartum complication caused by a deficiency of blood calcium (hypocalcemia).
Also called milk fever.
Study of disease causes
Cessation of milk production (lactation) in the dam
Frank, red blood in feces
Coughing up blood, or blood in sputum
Altered cognitive and neurologic function due to buildup of toxins in the bloodstream that are normally removed by the liver
Low blood oxygen levels
Low tissue oxygen levels
Inflammation of the mammary gland
Passage of dark tarry stools that contain decomposing blood (usually an indication of bleeding in the upper part of the alimentary tract, especially the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum)
Inflammation of the uterus
Shortness of breath when lying down (animals in CHF will stand and will resist lying down, to facilitate respiration)
Sequence of events that leads to or underlies a disease
Fluid buildup in the space surrounding the lungs within the thorax
A condition evidenced by increased levels of thirst and excessive drinking
Excessive production of urine
Flow of stomach contents into the esophagus and mouth unaccompanied by retching (as distinguished from vomiting, which occurs as forceful expulsion of stomach contents into the esophagus and mouth preceded by retching).
A harsh, high-pitched respiratory sound usually caused by obstruction of airflow at the pharynx or larynx
Clinical judgement that the veterinary technician makes regarding physiologic and psychological problems and needs of a patient. (The technician assessment comprises the "A" portion of the veterinary technician SOAP)
Distressing but ineffectual urge to evacuate the rectum or urinary bladder