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Unit 4 Terms

Large Animal Medical Nursing

agammaglobulinemic description of a pathologic condition in which the body forms few or no Y-globulins or antibodies
antitoxin antibody produced in response to a toxin, such as tetanus, and capable of neutralizing the toxin
colostrum the first milk, which contains the antibodies
dystocia difficult birth. This term can be applied to difficult births in any species for any reason
endotoxemia the presence of poisonous substances in bacteria, separable from the cell body only upon its disintegration
failure of passive transfer deficient levels of antibodies absorbed by the gut in animal dependent upon colostrum for immunologic protection. inadequate antibodies or inadequate absorption
gangrenous mastitis necrosis of a large area of a mammary gland or glands secondary to infection. caused by one or more anaerobic bacteria. "Blue bag"
hypoglycemia lower than normal levels of blood glucose resulting in lack of fuel to the brain and other organ systems
keratoconjunctivitis combined inflammation of the cornea and the conjunctiva
ketosis nutritional disease of cattle and sometimes sheep, goats, or swine that is marked by reduction of blood glucose and the presence of ketone bodies in the blood, tissues, milk and urine.
lymphosarcoma also known as lymphoma, cancer of lymphocytes and lymphoid tissues and the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in dogs.
myositis inflammation of muscle
pericarditis inflammation of the pericardium
persistent infection PI chronic infection that does not resolve despte use of antimicrobials
polioencephalomalacia PEM cerebrocortical necrosis, characterized by altered function of the central nervous system. Brain swelling and inflammation lead to necrosis of brain tissue and death. ingestion of plants high in thiaminases that deactivate Vit B
pregnancy toxemia sudden demand for energy by fast-growing fetuses that can occur in the last few weeks of pregnancy. rapid breakdown of body stores releases ketones leading to ketoacidosis
proprioceptive activated by or related to stimuli that arise within an animal
pseudopregnancy anestrous state resembling pregnancy that occurs in various mammals, usually after an infertile copulation
septicimia invasion of the bloodstream by microorganisms from a focus of infection
serous of, related to, producing or resembling serum
stranguria the act of straining to urinate
toxoid a toxin that has been altered so that it does not cause disease but is able to induce the production of protective antibodies. immunizations for tetanus are one example
urolithiasis condition that is characterized by the formation or presence of calculi in the urinary tract
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