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Auscultation

listening to organs with a stethoscope


Autoclave

steam sterilising container


Autoimmune disease

a condition that causes the body to attack its own tissues


Autonomic nervous system

part of the peripheral nervous system under involuntary control


Autotomy

shedding of a body part to aid survival, such as a lizard shedding its tail


AVM-GSL

Authorised Veterinary Medicine - General Sales List: relates to over-the-counter products


Axial skeleton

the bones that form the head, vertebral column and ribcage


Axon

the part of a neuron that carries nerve impulses away from the cell body



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