By Paul A. Rees
This dictionary is meant as a advisor to the terminology utilized in quite a lot of animal-related programmes of research together with agriculture, animal care, animal administration, animal creation, animal welfare, veterinary nursing, natural world conservation and zoo biology. In overall it includes over 5,300 entries. It contains a variety of phrases utilized in the fields of veterinary technological know-how, physiology and zoology, as scholars whose fundamental pursuits are animal welfare or zoo biology additionally should have a few realizing of sickness, how animal our bodies functionality and the way animals are categorized. It additionally comprises a few felony phrases, and connection with a few criminal situations, to aid scholars know the way the safety, use and conservation of animals is regulated by means of the legislations. a few humans, well-known animals, literature and flicks have encouraged the way in which we expect approximately, and behave in the direction of, animals. hence, the booklet contains references to big books approximately animals, well-known animals who've starred in motion pictures or been the topic of clinical reviews, besides brief biographies of recognized scientists and others who've studied animals or validated conservation or animal welfare organisations.
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Occurs as a normal response to a stressful or dangerous situa- tion. Signs may include trembling, rapid pulse, sweating, dry mouth. See also STRESS aorta 1. Largest artery in vertebrates, which carries oxygenated blood from the heart (left ventricle) to the body tissues. 2. Anterior part of the arthropod heart. apathy A lack of emotion, feeling or interest; impassive, indifferent, listless. A lack of response to environmental stimuli. Compare RESPONSIVENESS ape A general term for hominoid primates belonging to the families Pongidae (GREAT APES ) and Hylobatidae (gibbons and siamangs, the LESSER APES ).
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