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small animal hospital


Large Animal Hospital Information for Veterinarians Billing, Pharmacy, and Records Career Opportunities
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adjuvant chemotherapy


Anticancer drugs used to treat a patient after a malignant tumor has been surgically removed or treated with radiation. Adjuvant chemotherapy is used in an attempt to kill any microscopic tumor cells that might remain in the animal's body. | ↑ Back to Top
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alopecia


Hair loss. Alopecia caused by the treatment of cancer is usually temporary, and the hair can be expected to regrow after the treatment is completed. The hair loss induced by radiation therapy is seen locally, in the area that was irradiated. Certain chemotherapy drugs may produce generalized alopecia, or loss of hair over the entire body; although [..]
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anaplastic or anaplasia


A description applied to cells or tissues from a cancer when they no longer resemble, in cell appearance or architecture, the tissue from which they originated. This term is sometimes used synonymously with "poorly-differentiated" or "undifferentiated," as in a "poorly-differentiated carcinoma" or an "anaplastic c [..]
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anemia


A condition in which the patient has inadequate red blood cells and therefore cannot adequately oxygenate tissues, with resultant fatigue and intolerance of exercise. Anemia may result from loss of blood (hemorrhage) or from the inability of the bone marrow to make red blood cells. | ↑ Back to Top
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anorexia


Loss of appetite. Anorexia may be caused by the progressive growth of a tumor, or may sometimes be caused by anticancer treatment--especially by chemotherapy. | ↑ Back to Top
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benign


A term used to refer to tumors that are slow growing and do not spread throughout the body. Benign tumors are "well-differentiated," meaning that the tumor cells differ only slightly in appearance and behavior from their tissue of origin. | ↑ Back to Top
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biochemical panel


A battery of tests that are done on blood serum or plasma; these tests are used to evaluate function of such organs as liver and kidney, and to measure proteins and enzymes found in the blood. | ↑ Back to Top
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biological therapy


Treatment used to stimulate the patient's immune system to fight against infection or against cancer. Biological therapy is also known as immunotherapy. | ↑ Back to Top
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bone marrow


A spongy tissue contained within the center of most of the bones of the skeleton. In this location, the neutrophils, platelets, and red blood cells are made. Chemotherapy frequently suppresses bone marrow production of these cells for at least a few days. | ↑ Back to Top
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