Saturday, July 19, 2008

Veterinary terms that seem like they would make great metal band names, but aren't nearly as badass once the actual definition is considered

Alopecic Syndrome - Deficiency of the hair, caused by a failure to grow or regrow after loss
Anisocoria - A condition in which the pupils of the eyes are not of equal size
Antipruritic - Relieves itching
Axilla - Armpit
Borborygmus - The sound of gas moving through the intestine; bowel sounds
Coprophagia - Eating dung or fecal matter; normal behavior in some animals, such as rabbits
Cryptorchid - An animal with one or two undescended testicles
Demodectic Mange - Skin disease characterized by hair loss particularly on the head, face, neck, shoulders and the front of the forelegs
Diestrus - The stage of the estrus cycle which occurs after the animal goes out of heat
Dysuria - Difficult or painful urination
Ectropion – Eyelid turns outward. Allows for the accumulation of foreign matter causing eye irritation
Elizabethan Collar - A large, plastic, cone-shaped collar used on cats, dogs, and birds to prevent them from licking or biting at skin, wound dressings, or casts
Entropion – Eyelids turn inward causing hair to irritate the surface of the eye
Fading Puppy Syndrome – An apparently normal puppy gradually weakens and dies within a week or two of birth
Gastric Torsion - Stomach distention or enlargement, caused by expanding gas
Histiocytoma – A small wart-like skin growth that will eventually disappear
Icterus - A yellowing of the tissues. Commonly referred to as jaundice
Luxating Tarsus – Dislocation of the 'ankle'
Megaesophagus – Overly enlarged esophagus causing buildup of food and saliva and regurgitation
Perianal Fistula - A deep infection around the anus which often results in ulcers and deep draining tracts, most commonly seen in German Shepherds
Pyometra – Pus accumulation in the uterus, normally caused by bacterial infection
Snow Nose – Loss of pigmentation on the nose, usually in winter


D'Anne Witkowski said...

Hey, remember when Emma was a coprophagliac?

I am totally going to start a metal cover band called Cryptorchid and do renditions of Accept's "Balls to the Wall" and AC/DC's "Big Balls," "Got You By the Balls," "She's Got Balls" and "Ballbreaker." And, of course, "Great Balls of Fire" by Jerry Lee Lewis.

Elle said...

"Anisocoria - A condition in which the pupils of the eyes are not of equal size"

I knew a girl who had this condition. It was weird.

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