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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «V»:

  1. Vestibule Vestibule
    Vestibule: In medicine and dentistry, a vestibule is a space or cavity at the entrance to a canal, channel, tube, vessel. In ancient Rome, the "vestibulum" was an entrance or enclosed porch leading into the house....
  2. Vestibule of the ear Vestibule of the ear
    Vestibule of the ear: A cavity in the middle of the bony labyrinth in the inner ear....
  3. Vestibule, vaginal Vestibule, vaginal
    Vestibule, vaginal: The vaginal opening is called the vestibule of the vagina. In medicine, a vestibule is a space or cavity at the entrance to a canal, channel, tube, vessel. In ancient Rome, the "vestibulum" was an entrance or enclosed porch leading into the house. The vagina is a muscular canal...
  4. Vestibulocochlear nerve Vestibulocochlear nerve
    Vestibulocochlear nerve: A nerve that is responsible for the sense of hearing and which is also pertinent to balance, to the body position sense. Problems with the vestibulocochlear nerve may result in deafness, tinnitus (ringing or noise in the ears), dizziness, vertigo and vomiting. The vestibulo...
  5. Vestigial Vestigial
    Vestigial: Adjective describing something that is a vestige (remnant) or a primitive structure, and no longer believed to be important. For example, the appendix is considered a vestigial organ, and some infants are born with a vestigial tail....
  6. Veterinary medicine Veterinary medicine
    Veterinary medicine: The medical science concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases in animals. Aside from diagnosing and treating sick and injured animals, veterinarians prevent the transmission of animal diseases to people, and advise owners on the proper care of animals. V...
  7. VHF VHF
    VHF: Viral hemorrhagic fever....
  8. VHL VHL
    VHL:Von Hippel-Lindau. See Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome....
  9. Viable Viable
    Viable: Capable of life. For example, a viable premature baby is one who is able to survive outside the womb. ...
  10. Vibramycin Vibramycin
    Vibramycin: Brand name for doxycycline....
  11. Vibration white finger Vibration white finger
    Vibration white finger: The original name for a painful and potentially disabling condition of the fingers, hands, and arms due to vibration. Known now preferably as the hand-arm vibration syndrome. In this syndrome, there is initially a tingling sensation in the fingers with numbness. The fingers...
  12. Vibrio Vibrio
    Vibrio: A group of bacteria that includes Vibrio cholerae, the agent of cholera, (a devastating and sometimes lethal disease with profuse watery diarrhea) and Vibrio comma (which is shaped like a comma). Vibrio move about actively . The word "vibrio" in Latin means "to quiver." ...
  13. Vibrio cholerae Vibrio cholerae
    Vibrio cholerae: One of the Vibrio bacteria, V. cholerae (as the name implies) is the agent of cholera, a devastating and sometimes lethal disease with profuse watery diarrhea. Like other Vibrio, V. cholerae moves about actively. The word "vibrio" in Latin means "to quiver."...
  14. Vibrio cholerae genome Vibrio cholerae genome
    Vibrio cholerae genome: See: Cholera genome....
  15. Vibrotactile aid Vibrotactile aid
    Vibrotactile aid: A mechanical instrument that helps individuals who are deaf to detect and interpret sounds through their sense of touch. It is called a vibrotactile aid because it serves as an aid by permitting a person to feel the vibrations, in this case, of sounds....