Health Cat Medical Problems


Health cat medical problems go by many different names. Here is a glossary of common medical terms.

Borborygmi: rumbling sounds, or stomach "growling," caused by gas moving through the intestines

Cushing's disease: Pituatary disease resulting in too much cortisol in the bloodstream

Democidosis: Also known as mange. Causes by mites with symptoms such as hair loss, itching and inflammation.

Dysuria: painful or difficult urination.

p>Haematuria: urine in the blood

Hematemesis: blood seen in vomit

Hematochezia: blood in the feces

Idiopathic: of no known cause.

Feline Odontoclastic Resorptive Lesion (FORL): Dental lesion similar to human cavities.

Melena: Stools or vomit stained black by blood pigment.

Neoplasia: Uncontrolled cell growth.

Pollakiuria: Excessive, frequent urination

Polydipsia: Excessive or abnormal thirst

Polyphagia or Polyphagy: An excessive or pathological desire to eat.

Polyuria: The excessive passage of urine.

Pyrexia: fever

Renal Failure: Kidney failure.

Stomatitis: Inflammation of the mouth.

Stranguria (stanguary): slow and painful urination

Urolithiasis: stones blocking the urinary tract


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