symbol for watt.
weight (of solute) per volume (of solvent).
|Waardenburg’s syndrome, Waardenburg–Klein syndrome|
a hereditary disorder of humans characterized by pigmentary disturbances, including white forelock, heterochromia iridis, white eyelashes, leukoderma and sometimes cochlear deafness. Blue-eyed, white cats with congenital deafness are considered similar to this syndrome. See also cochleosaccular degeneration.
[Ger.] growth-agglutination test used in the identification of bacteria.
one of the techniques used in romanizing the Chinese spoken word. Used extensively in the preparation of veterinary acupuncture literature.
compressed roughage in flat plates useful for feeding to animals in transit.
dermatitis caused by Onchocerca gutturosa.
|waivers of responsibility|
documents signed by clients at the time of admission of their animals to hospital and which set out to absolve the veterinarian from any responsibility for an unfavorable outcome to the case. The documents have little value because they appear to deny the client the natural right to sue for damages.
believed to occur when the tonic flow of impulses from the reticular activating system exceeds the critical level for sustaining consciousness; reduction of reticular activating system activity is the basis of the pharmacological induction of sedation.