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disk

See intervertebral disk.

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intervertebral disk

diskospondylitis

Infection of intervertebral disk and the adjacent bone of the vertebral body.

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infection ; intervertebral disk ; vertebra


distal

Away from the point of attachment or origin.

 


distal polyneuropathy

Disease of dogs characterized by degeneration of the distal axons of peripheral nerves.

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axon ; degeneration ; disease ; distal ; nerve ; peripheral nervous system (PNS)


distemper, canine

A specific infectious respiratory and sometimes gastrointestinal and neurologic disease of dogs caused by the canine distemper virus; characterized by fever, dullness, loss of appetite, and a discharge from the eyes and nose as well as central nervous system problems such as seizures, vestibular signs, etc.

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central nervous system (CNS) ; infection ; seizure ; vestibular disease ; virus


distemper, feline

See feline panleukopenia virus.

 

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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.

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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


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