Medical Dictionary Definitions A-Z List
Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «V»:
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
Vestibule of the ear
Vestibule of the ear: A cavity in
the middle of the bony labyrinth in the inner ear....
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...
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.
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....
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...
VHF: Viral hemorrhagic fever....
VHL:Von Hippel-Lindau. See Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome....
Viable: Capable of life. For example, a viable premature
baby is one who is able to survive outside the womb.
Vibramycin: Brand name for doxycycline....
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...
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." ...
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."...
Vibrio cholerae genome
Vibrio cholerae genome: See: Cholera genome....
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....