Specializing in Canine and Feline 
Neurology and Neurosurgery since 1986

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atonia

Lacking normal muscle tone or strength.

 


atrophy

A partial or complete wasting away of a part of the body.

 


autoimmune disease

The immune system fails to recognize some part of the body’s cells and tissues, and attacks this unknown part.  Autoimmune disease is a subset of immune-mediated disease.

 

Related Words
disease  ;  immune-mediated disease

autonomic

Pertaining to the autonomic nervous system, which controls bodily functions that are not under conscious control (e.g., heartbeat, breathing, sweating).

 

Related Words
autonomic system

autonomic system

Division of the peripheral nervous system that regulates visceral function and homeostasis independent of voluntary control (e.g., heartbeat, breathing, sweating); divided into the sympathetic and parasympathetic divisions; both the autonomic and somatic nervous systems utilize motor neurons.

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 Related Words

motor neuron ; parasympathetic division ; peripheral nervous system (PNS) ; somatic nervous system ; sympathetic division


avulsion

The tearing away of a part of a structure.

 


axial

See transverse.

 

Related Words
transverse

axis

The second cervical vertebra. It forms the pivot upon which the atlas rotates.

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Related Words
atlas  ;  cervical  ;  vertebra

axon

Long, slender projection from the neuronal cell body that is specialized for the conduction of information encoded in the form of action potentials. 

 

Related Words
action potential  ;  neuron

axonal degeneration

A degenerative process involving the axon and its myelin sheath.

 Related Words

axon  ;  degeneration  ;  myelin


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