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Palmar

underside aspect of the paw on the forelimb


Palpable

able to feel by touching


Parameters

range of values


Parasympathetic nervous system

part of the autonomic nervous system responsible for the processes during  'rest and digest'


Parthenogenetic

reproduction from an ovum without fertilisation occurring


Parturition

the act of giving birth


Pathogen

disease-causing organism


Peiosteum

the outer covering of bone


Pentadactyl limb

Limb with five digits, common amongst vertebrate species


Peripheral nervous system (PNS)

the nervous system outside of the CNS



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