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distemper

 [dis-tem´per]
a name for several infectious diseases of animals, especially canine distemper, a highly fatal viral disease of dogs, marked by fever, loss of appetite, and a discharge from the nose and eyes.

distemper

(dĭs-tĕm′pər)
n.
1. Any of various infectious diseases of animals, especially:
2. An illness or disease; an ailment: "He died ... of a broken heart, a distemper which kills many more than is generally imagined" (Henry Fielding).
3. Ill humor; testiness.
4. Disorder or disturbance, especially of a social or political nature.
tr.v. distem·pered, distem·pering, distem·pers
1. To put out of order.
2. Archaic To unsettle; derange.

dis·tem·per

(dis-tem'pĕr)
The colloquial usage for canine distemper caused by an RNA virus of the genus Morbillivirus, a member of the family Paramyxoviridae.
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"Gum chewing" seizures are a well-known manifestation of neurological distemper. They look exactly like they sound--the dog sporadically displays a rhythmic chewing motion.
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Urine is useful in the ante mortem diagnosis of distemper, easier to collect than other body fluids and shows great sensitivity in different clinical presentations of canine distemper (GEBARA et al., 2004; ELIA et al., 2006).
If distemper remains untreated, it will lead to neurological signs as the virus reaches the central nervous system, including circling, head tilt, involuntary muscle twitching and paralysis.
Now, because of widespread vaccination, distemper rears its ugly head only occasionally and generally amongst stray dogs.
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The final work, Silikon, Leim, Acryl, Aluminium (Silicon, Rabbit-Skin Glue, Acrylic, Aluminum), 2005, a white silicon shape on a sky blue ground of distemper, resembled chewing gum stretched to the point of splitting apart.