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Abdominocentesis

Sampling of free fluid within the peritoneal space.

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Anastomosis

Reconnecting (suturing) of bowel after resection of a portion of bowel.

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Arthrodesis

Surgical fusing of a joint together such that all motion in the joint is lost.

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Capillary Refill Time (CRT)

Time required for blood to refill the small capillary beds of the mucous membranes after digital blanching.

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Celiotomy

Surgical opening of a body cavity (e.g. the abdominal cavity).

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Cellulitis

Sterile or nonsterile inflammation of the interstitial tissues.

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Cystotomy

Incision into the urinary bladder.

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Dehiscence

Loss of integrity of the sutured layers of an incision.

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Enterotomy

Incision into a small intestinal lumen.

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Evisceration

Uncontrolled exposure of organs through an incision as a result of dehiscence or trauma.

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Gastrotomy

Incision into the stomach.

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Hydrometra

A condition in which the uterus fills with sterile fluid that causes mild to moderate distention.

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Ileus

Functional loss of intestinal motility.

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Intussusception

Telescoping of a portion of the bowel into another.

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Mucometra

Sterile mucus within the uterus causing mild to moderate distention.

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Onychectomy

Removal of a claw.

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Orchidectomy

Removal of the testicles.

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Ostectomy

Removal of a portion of bone.

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Osteochondrosis

Defect in cartilage maturation that causes lack of ossification of maturing cartilage.

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Ovariohysterectomy

Spay; removal of the uterus.

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Pseudocyesis

False pregnancy.

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Pyometra

Bacterial infection of the uterus with purulent fluid accumulation.

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Seroma

Sterile fluid accumulation beneath an incision after surgery.

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Strangulation

Encircling of a tissue with suture or internal structures (such as slipping of bowel into a hernia, or through scar tissue) such that blood supply to the tissue is lost and death of the tissues ensues, unless the tissue is released and blood flow can resume.

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Urethrostomy

Surgical formation of a new opening into the urethra to allow urine diversion.