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What is assessment?

Evaluation of a condition

2

What is a signalment?

Description of the animal

3

What does a signalment contain?

Species, breed, age, reproductive status, and color

4

What are vital signs?

Objective patient data
Parameters taken from the animal to assess its health

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What are examples of vital signs?

temperature, pulse and pulse rate, heart rate, respiration and respiration rate, and blood pressure

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What is febrile?

Fever

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What is Afebrile?

Non fever

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What is pyrexia?

Patient has a fever

9

What does a sphygmomanometer measure?

(KNOW HOW TO SPELL THIS)

Measures blood pressure

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What is auscultation?

The act of listening to body sounds

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What is palpation?

Examination by feeling

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What is percussion?

Examination by tapping the surface to determine density of a body area

13

What is speculum?

Used to see into body cavities

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What does CBC stand for?

Complete blood count

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What is an assay?

Test

16

What is a refractometer?

Measures refractions (like urine or plasma and sees how light is bending through them)

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What is a centrifuge?

Spins and separates things

18

What is a diagnosis?

dx
Cause of disease determined by the veterinarian

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What is differential diagnosis?

ddx
List of possible causes of a disease

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What is a prognosis?

Prediction of the outcome of disease determined by the veterinarian

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What is a sign?

What you see happen because of a disease

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What is a symptom?

Felt by the patient
Usually used in human medicine

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What is acute?

Fast onset

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What is chronic?

Long term, slow onset

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What is endemic?

Something within a group

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What is epidemic?

Something outside a group

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What is pandemic?

Something everywhere, all people

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What is a pathogen?

Microorganism that produces disease

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What is a disease?

Deviation from normal

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What does infectious mean?

Caused by pathogens