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Glossary for Animal bite

  • Accident or injury conditions: Medical conditions caused by accidents or physical injuries.
  • Bites, stings and other animal-related conditions: Medical conditions caused by animals, such as bites and stings.
  • Bleeding symptoms: Any type of bleeding symptoms.
  • Cat bite: Bite from a cat.
  • Cat scratch disease: An infectious disease transmitted through a cat's bite, scratch or lick and resulting primarily in lymph node pain and swelling. The condition can be mild or severe.
  • Diseases contagious from animals: Diseases that can be contracted from animals
  • Dog bite: A bite that is caused by a dog
  • Human bite: Bite from a human
  • Pain: A feeling of suffering, agony, distress caused by the stimulation of pain fibres in the nervous system
  • Rabies: An infectious disease that can affect any mammal including humans and is transmitted through the saliva of an infected animal. The infectious agent is the Neurotropic lyssavirus which affects the salivary gland and also causes neurological symptoms.
  • Snake bite: When a person is bitten by a snake
  • Sulbactam -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Sulbactam during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Tetanus: A disease caused by chemicals which are produced by a bacterium (clostridium tetani) and are toxic to the nerves. The infection usually occurs when the bacteria enter the body through a deep wound - these bacteria are anaerobic and hence don't need oxygen to survive.
  • Wound Infection: Infection of a skin wound.

 

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