What is your favorite vet med word?1) Pica- eating of non-food items, often to excess as a result of behavior or malnutrition2) Umbilicus- "belly button," umbilical hernia is an opening in the body wall at that location3) Fistula- an abnormal connection between 2 body parts, i.e. oronasal fistula, perianal fistula, fistulous withers in horses, etc.4) Ptyalism- excessive drooling or saliva5) Papilloma- wart like growth, usually associated with virus6) Coprophagia- eating feces7) Petechiae- small or pin-point red or purple spots on the skin caused by broken capillaries; often associated with thrombocytopenia8) Borborygmus- a rumbling or gurgling noise due to fluid and gas in the intestine9) Trichobezoar- a compact mass of hair (hairball)10) Peritoneum- the serous membrane lining the abdominal cavity and covering the abdominal organs
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