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spleen
mass of lymphatic tissue that protect nose and upper throat
false positive glucose
oxidizing agents used for cleaning, high specific gravity, cold sample temperature, presence of ascorbic acid (normal in dogs)
oncology
the study of tumors
neoplasm
any abnormal growth of tissue in which the multiplication of cells is uncontrolled and progressive
tonsils
masses of lymphatic tissue that protect the nose and upper throat
granulocytes
basophils, neutrophils, and esophils
false positive bilirubin
colored urine, choropromazine or phenazopyridine, absorbic acid, nitrate, oxidizes at room temperature and with exposure to light
false positive blood
oxidizing contaminants, contamination from estrus discharge, increased specific gravity, formalin, nitrates
false positive protein
high alkaline, skin cleansers, fever, blood substitutes, other drugs/anesthetics, acidified urine
thymus
gland in cranioventral thoracic cavity that matures T-lymphocytes
false positive ketone
red colored urine, bsp dye, urine containing sulfhdryl groups, bacterial cystitis
protein
dip stick only measures albumin, normal ua should be neg or contain only a trace, always report with sg
sarcoma
malignant growth of connective tissue
ph
expected range 5.5-7.5 in dogs/cats, diet is the primary determinate of ph, vegetable diet will make alkaline, protein diet will make acidic
ketones
measures acetoacetic acid, under estimated because does not measure acetone of beta-hydroxybuteric acid which is produced in highest quantites
lymph nodes
filter lymph and store B and T-lymphocytes
blood
detects both hemolyzed and non-hemolyzed blood cells, myglobin and hemoglobin
carcinoma
malignant growth of epithelial cells
nitrate and urobilinogen
record but not accurate
lymph fluid
also called interstitial fluid, brings nutrients and hormones to cells, carries wastes from cells
lymph vessels
carry lymph
angi
combining form for vessel
false positive ph
bacterial contamination, run over from dip stick, dtergents, furosemide, c02 exposure
agranulocytes
lymphocytes, monocytes

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