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distemper, feline

See feline panleukopenia virus.

 

Related Words
feline panleukopenia virus (FPV)

diverticulum

Small outpouching from the main part of a tubular organ or structure.

 


dopamine

A neurotransmitter in the brain that regulates movement, emotion, motivation, and the feeling of pleasure; the precursor of norepinephrine.

Related Words

brain  ;  neurotransmitter  ;  norepinephrine

 


doppler

Purpose:  Medical instrument which uses reflected sound waves (i.e. ultrasound) to evaluate blood as it flows through a blood vessel. 

How Works:  A transducer is passed lightly over the skin above a blood vessel which sends and receives sound waves that are amplified through a microphone. The sound waves bounce off solid objects, including blood cells.  The movement of blood cells causes a change in pitch of the reflected sound waves. Information from the reflected sound waves can be processed by a computer to provide graphs or pictures that represent the flow of blood through the blood vessels.


dorsal

Plane parallel to the back, dividing the body in top and bottom halves; as a direction, towards the back.

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sagittal  ;  transverse

dropped jaw

See trigeminal neuritis.

Related Words
trigeminal neuritis

dura mater

The outermost, toughest and most fibrous of the three membranes of the meninges which covers the brain and spinal cord.

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Related Words

brain ; fiber ; meninges ; spinal cord


dural venous sinuses

Venous channels found between layers of dura mater in the brain.  They receive blood (from internal and external veins of the brain) and cerebrospinal fluid (from the subarachnoid space via the arachnoid villa) which ultimately empty into the internal jugular vein; also called dural sinuses, cerebral sinuses, and cranial sinuses.

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Related Words

arachnoid villi ; blood ; brain ; cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) ; dura mater ; subarachnoid space


dysautonomia

Disease of the autonomic nervous system.

 
 
Related Words
autonomic system  ;  disease

dysosmia

Decreased or abnormal sense of smell.

 



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