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Ch. 16 Testing 1,2,3

Veterinary Medical Terminology

Assessment used to describe the evaluation of a condition
Signalment description of the animal with information about the animal including the species, breed, age, and sexual status (intact or neutered)
Vital signs parameters taken from the animal to assess it's health
Fever an elevated body temperature
Febrile or Pyrexia medical term for fever
Pry/o meaning "fire"
Hypothermia decrease in body temperature
Pulse number of times the heart beats in a minute
Pulse rate the pulse (different name)
Heart rate the number of times the heart contracts and relaxes per minute, abbr. HR
Respiration number of respirations per minute
Respiration rate abbr. RR number of respirations per minute
Blood pressure abr. BP
Sphygmomanometer an instrument used to measure blood pressure
Auscultation the act of listening, usually involving a stethoscope
Palpation examination by feeling
Percussion examination by tapping the surface to determine
Speculum an instrument to enlarge an opening.
Venipuncture the act of drawing blood from a vein with a needle and syringe
Refractometer instrument used to determine the deviation of light through objects
agglutination clumping together of cells of particles
Assay assessment or test to determine the number of organisms, cells
Complete blood count (CBC) diagnostic evaluation of blood to determine the number to erythrocytes, leukocytes, and thrombocytes per cubic millimeter of blood
Differential diagnosis eval. of the number and types of white blood cells in a cubic ML of blood
Diluent liquid used to make a solution
Enzyme linked immunosorbent assey laboratory tests used to determine either an antigen, or antibody in blood abbr. ELISA
Hematocrit percentage of erythrocytes in blood (to separate blood )also called Crit, PCV, or Packed cell volume
Hemogram recording the findings in examination fo blood especially with reference to the numbers proportions, and morphology
Immunofluorescnce method of tagging antibodies with a limiting is a little slim, right now.
Leukogram numeric and descriptive data in the distrobution
profile (screen, panel) group of labratory tests performed on serum
Prothrombin Time diagnostic evaluation of the number of seconds needed for thromboplastin to coagulate
radioimmunoassey lab technique in which a radioactively labeled substance is mixed with a blood specimen to determine the amount of a particular substance in teh mix, aka radioassay
red cell count number of erythrocytes per cubic mL of blood
serology Laberatory study of serum and the reactions of antigens of antibiotics
white cell count number of leukocytes per cubuc feet
Centrifuge a machine that spins samples very rapidly to seperate elements based on density
Ph Status: Acid a low pH
pH status base aka Alkaline, high pH
Pathogen microorganisms that produce disease
microorganism livign organism of microscopic size
Virulence used to describe the ability of organism to cause disease
Disease deviation from normal
Contagious disease (Communicable) disease that can be spread from one animal to another
Created by: dmweaver