Terminology VN4

Pica, Capricious, Coprophagia, Voracious etc

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Pica

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Unnatural craving/habit

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Capricious

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Sudden change/move towards food

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Coprophagia

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Eating faeces

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Voracious

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Sudden increase in appetite whilst experience weight loss

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Cyanosis

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Blue tinged mm

Lack of oxygen

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Icterus

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Yellow/jaundiced mm

Liver problems/Leptospirosis

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Tenesmus

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Unproductive straining

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Polyuria

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Increased urine production

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Polydipsia

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Increased thirst

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Dysuria

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Difficulty urinating

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Anuria

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Inability to pass urine

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Haematuria

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Blood in urine

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Constipation

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Inability to pass faeces

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Diarrhoea

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Liquid faeces

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Alopecia

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Hair loss

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Erythema

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Reddening of skin

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Pyoderma

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Bacterial infection of skin

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Pruritis

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Itchiness

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Seborrhoea

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Oily/greasy/scaly skin

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Urticaria

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Allergic response

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Dermatitis

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Inflammation of the skin

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