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packed cell volume (PCV)

a common test in a CBC; used to determine if anemia or polycythemia is present by measuring the percentage of erythrocytes (red blood cells) present in the blood with respect to plasma; also called hematocrit (HCT).

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anemia ; blood ; complete blood count (CBC) ; hematocrit (HCT) ; plasma ; polycythemia


Paralysis of a muscle group usually from dysfunction of a specific nerve, e.g., facial nerve=Bell's palsy.

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facial nerve  ;  nerve  ;  paralysis


Benign inflammation of multiple bones, common in young, large breed dogs.

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benign  ;  inflammation


A branching benign tumor derived from epithelium (e.g. wart).

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benign  ;  epithelium  ;  tumor


Loss of motor function in a body part.



A substance that is attracted by a magnet and assumes a position parallel to the magnetic force but does not become permanently magnetized.


paraneoplastic syndrome

A inflammatory disorder triggered by the body's immune system in response to the presence of cancer.

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cancer ; inflammation ; metastasis ; syndrome ; tumor


Paresis of both legs (usually refers to the back legs).

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Paralysis of both legs (usually refers to the back legs).

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An organism which lives upon or within another living organism at whose expense it obtains some advantage.

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