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Sequence 3 Vocabulary Week 2

AVMA - American Veterinary Medical Association Acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the profession.
Ethics Moral principles that govern a person's or group's behavior
Diarrhea A condition in which feces are discharged from the bowels frequently and in a liquid form.
Auscultation The action of listening to sounds from the heart, lungs, or other organs, typically with a stethoscope, as a part of medical diagnosis.
Agonist A substance that initiates a physiological response when combined with a receptor.
Antagonist A substance that interferes with or inhibits the physiological action of another
Dose A quantity of a medicine or drug taken or recommended to be taken at a particular time.
Pathogen A bacterium, virus, or other microorganism that can cause disease
Tranquilizer A medicinal drug taken to reduce tension or anxiety.
Sedatives A drug taken for its calming or sleep-inducing effect.
Induction The act or process of inducing or causing to occur.
Anesthesia Insensitivity to pain, especially as artificially induced by the administration of gases or the injection of drugs before surgical operations.
Loading Dose Initial higher dose of a drug that may be given at the beginning of a course of treatment, before dropping down to a lower maintenance dose
Scavenging System A medical device used in hospitals. It is used to gather gas or aerosolized medication after it is exhaled from the patient or left the area of the patient.
Half-life The period of time required for the concentration or amount of drug in the body to be reduced by one-half.
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