Physical Conditions

heaves
a chronic emphysema of the horse that causes difficult expiration and heaving of the flanks
 
stammer
a speech disorder involving hesitations and involuntary repetitions of certain sounds
 
filariasis
a disease caused by nematodes in the blood or tissues of the body causing blockage of lymphatic vessels
 
osteodystrophy
defective bone development; usually attributable to renal disease or to disturbances in calcium and phosphorus metabolism
 
scotoma
an isolated area of diminished vision within the visual field
 
closed fracture
an uncomplicated fracture in which the broken bones to not pierce the skin
 
amnestic aphasia
inability to name objects or to recognize written or spoken names of objects
 
hypocellularity
the state of having abnormally few cells
 
hermaphroditism
congenital condition in which external genitalia and internal sex organs have both male and female characteristics
 
histiocytosis
a blood disease characterized by an abnormal multiplication of macrophages
 
impaction
a disorder in which feces are impacted in the lower colon
 
pycnosis
a degenerative state of the cell nucleus
 
photophobia
a morbid fear of light
 
hamartoma
a focal growth that resembles a neoplasm but results from faulty development in an organ
 
hypotension
abnormally low blood pressure
 
stagnant anoxia
anoxia resulting from slow peripheral circulation (such as follows congestive cardiac failure)
 
carbon monoxide poisoning
a toxic condition that results from inhaling and absorbing carbon monoxide gas
 
chronic leukemia
slowly progressing leukemia
 
gingivitis
inflammation of the gums
 
plasmacytoma
neoplasm of plasma cells (usually in bone marrow)
 
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