Specializing in Canine and Feline Neurology and Neurosurgery for over 30 years

     Specializing in Canine and Feline Neurology and Neurosurgery for over 30 years

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A swelling of a nerve; may be benign or malignant. 

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benign  ;  malignant  ;  nerve

neuromuscular junction

Junction (synapse) between the terminal end of a motor neuron and a muscle fiber; also called myoneural junction.

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fiber  ;  motor neuron  ;  synapse


Disorder of the nerves and muscles (including the heart); may be focal or generalized.

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Any of the conducting cells of the nervous system; grouped into 3 classes (sensory, interneuron and motor).

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Any disease affecting nerve cells (neurons).

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disease  ;  nerve  ;  neuron


Any disorder of the peripheral nervous system.

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peripheral nervous system (PNS)


Chemical substance (norepinephrine, acetylcholine, dopamine, etc.) that transmits electrical impulses between neurons; released from the axon terminal of a presynaptic neuron when excited and travels across the synaptic cleft to either excite or inhibit the target cell.

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acetylcholine (Ach) ; axon ; dopamine ; neuron ; norepinephrine ; synapse


A neurohormone (released by adrenergic nerves) and also a neurotransmitter (of adrenergic neurons); it is synthesized from dopamine in the adrenal medulla and is a precursor to epinephrine; part of fight-or-flight response: increases heart rate, triggers the release of glucose, and increases blood flow to skeletal muscle.

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adrenergic ; dopamine ; epinephrine ; nerve ; neuron ; neurotransmitter

nucleus pulposus

Center of the intervertebral disk.

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intervertebral disk



The sum of the processes inovolved in taking in and utilizing food; poor diet or ability to properly process nutritious substances can lead to disease.


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