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Wildlife Terms

Acute Intense condition of short duration
Acidosis Accumulation of acid, lethal
Agonist Drug which initiates action
Alpha 2 Receptors receptors in the brain which sedatives act on to cause depression
Analgesia loss of sensitivity to pain
Anaesthetising drug chemical which causes loss of sedation
Antagonist drug which reverses the action of a drug
apnea absence of spontaneous breathing
arrhythmia irregular heartbeat
aspiration taking fluid or foreign material into the air way
ataxia failure of muscle coordination
Bradycardia excessively slow heartrate
capture myopathy muscle damage resulting from anaerobic muscle
catatonia/cataleptic seizure; position of the animal characterised by rigidity and stiffness
Dorsal towards the back
hyperesthesia excessive sensitivity to touch
hypertension elevated blood pressure
hypoxia reduced oxygen in tissue
Induction time for drug to take effect
Lateral side of the body
Medial midline of the body
narcotic federally regulated drug that causes addiction
Palpebral reflex involuntary reflex around the eye used to determine level of sedation
Paralysis loss of voluntary motion
sedation depression of the central nervous system
subcutaneous beneath the skin
synergistic joint action of two drugs where the combined effect is greater than the sum of there individual effects.
Tachycardia rapid heartrate
Therapeutic index distance between effective and lethal dose
tranquillising drug a drug that induces a state of mental calming
ventral situated towards or on the belly surface
Sedatives Tranquilizer; used to calm
Immobilize drug used to capture
Analgesia drug used to cause loss of pain
Anesthesia drugs that cause loss of consciousness
Created by: BenjaminC



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