Sunday, 5 December 2021, 7:00 AM
Site: VetLogic - E Learning and training for Vet Nurses
Course: VetLogic - E Learning and training for Vet Nurses (VetLogic)
Glossary: Glossary with audio assistance
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Magnification

the number of times greater an image is than the actual object

Malnutrition

abnormal nutrition, usually nutritional deficiency but may also mean  excess of nutrition

Mange

skin conditions caused by a variety of mites

Mastication

chewing

Maximum Permissible Dose (MPD)

an amount of radiation exposure whichis considered no more hazardous than that which could be encountered on a day to day basis

Mechanical vector

the organism is only carried by the host and does not undergo any development inside the host

Megakaryocytes

large cells, found in the bone marrow, that break up to form platelets, which are important in the clotting mechanism of blood

Meibomian glands

modified sebaceous glands present in the eyelids which produce an oily secretion, which helps to prevent the eye from drying out. Also called tarsal glands.

Meiosis

cell division involved in ova and sperm production. Four haploid cells are produced, each with half the number of chromosomes than the parent cell.

Melanocyte

cell in the skin that produces and contains the pigment called melanin