Specializing in Canine and Feline 
Neurology and Neurosurgery since 1986

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ictus

The actual seizure event.

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seizure

 


idiopathic

Occuring without known cause; in the context of epilepsy, indicates cases in which no lesion is present and a genetic cause is presumed.

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epilepsy

idiopathic facial paralysis

An idiopathic disorder resulting in unilateral or bilateral paresis or paralysis of the facial muscles in dogs and cats. 

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idiopathic ; lateral ; paralysis ; paresis


idiopathic polyradiculoneuritis

Condition of unknown cause, characterized by inflammation of the nerves and nerve roots; also called coonhound paralysis.

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idiopathic ; inflammation ; nerve ; polyradiculoneuritis


immune-mediated disease

Condition which results from abnormal activity of the body's immune system; autoimmune disease is a subset of immune-mediated disease.

 

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autoimmune disease

immune-mediated meningoencephalitis

Inflammation of the brain and meninges resulting from abnormal activity of the body’s immune system.

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brain ; immune-mediated disease ; inflammation ; meninges


incontinence

Inability to control urination and defecation.

 


infarct

An area of tissue damage due to ischemia resulting from obstruction of circulation commonly by a thrombus or embolus.

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embolus  ;  ischemia  ;  thrombus

infection

Invasion and multiplication of microorganisms in body tissues which may result in cellular injury due to competitive metabolism, toxins, intracellular replication, or antigen-antibody response.

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antibody ; antigen ; microorganism ; toxin


inflammation

A localized protective response elicited by injury or destruction of tissues, which serves to destroy, dilute, or wall off both the injurous agent and the injured tissue.  The five cardinal signs of inflammation include:

  1. redness (rubor)
  2. swelling (tumor)
  3. heat (calor)
  4. pain (dolor)
  5. loss of function (functio laesa)

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sign


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