Medical Dictionary Definitions A-Z List
Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «V»:
Vesicles: In dermatology, vesicles are small blisters, most often on the skin. Vesicles also can crop up on the mucous membranes, such as the buccal mucosa (the lining of the mouth).
In anatomy, a vesicle is any small pouch.
The word vesicle comes from the Latin diminutive vesiculum meaning a small...
Vesicoenteric: Pertaining to both the urinary bladder and intestine or to a communication between them, as in a vesicoenteric fistula. Synonymous with vesicointestinal....
Vesicointestinal: See: Vesicoenteric....
Vesicular: Pertaining to the presence of
one or more vesicles. A vesicle is a small blister.
A vesicular rash features small blisters on the skin. Vesicles also occur on the mucous membranes, as in the buccal mucosa (the lining of the mouth).
In anatomy, a vesicle is any small pouch. For example...
Vesicular rickettsiosis: A mild infectious disease
first observed in New York City, caused by Rickettsia akari, transmitted from its mouse
host by chigger or adult mite bites. There is fever, a dark spot that becomes a small
ulcer at the site of the bite, swollen glands (lymphadenopathy) in that reg...
Vesiculitis: Inflammation of a vesicle, and
particularly of the seminal vesicles behind the male
Vesiculography: The use of special X-ray
equipment and a dye to examine the seminal vesicles and
related structures. Vesiculography is most often used when
prostate disease or cancer is suspected.
Vessel: A tube in the body that carries fluids:
blood vessels or lymph vessels....
Vessel, afferent: A vessel that carries blood toward the heart. A vein or venule....
Vessel, efferent: A vessel carrying blood away from the heart. An artery or arteriole....
Vestibular: 1) Having to do with a structure that
is a vestibule (entrance), such as the vestibule of the ear. 2)
Having to do with the body's system for maintaining
Vestibular apparatus: The vestibule and three
semicircular canals of the inner ear. Like an internal carpenter's
level, these structures work with the brain to sense, maintain, and
regain balance and a sense of where the body and its parts are
positioned in space....
Vestibular disorders: Disorders
of the body's balance (vestibular) system in the inner ear due to a
tremendous range of conditions including vertigo, Meniere's
disease, acoustic neuroma, multiple sclerosis, syphilis,
trauma, ear infections, medications toxic to
the ear (ototoxic drugs), epileps...
Vestibular neuronitis: Inflammation of the vestibular nerve, the nerve running to the vestibule. (The vestibule is in the inner ear. Like an internal carpenter's
level, it and the semicircular canals work with the brain to sense, maintain, and regain balance and a sense of where the body and its pa...
Vestibular system: A system in the body that is responsible
for maintaining balance, posture, and the body's orientation in
space. This system also regulates locomotion and other movements and
keeps objects in visual focus as the body moves.
The vestibular system is comprised of the vestibular ap...