Medical Dictionary Definitions A-Z List
Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «V»:
Vulvitis: Inflammation of the external genital organs of the
female (the vulva). The vulva includes the labia, clitoris, and the
entrance (the "vestibule") to the vagina.
A yeast infection of the vulva, for example, is a type of vulvitis....
Yeast vulvitis: A yeast infection of the external genital organs of the female (the vulva). The vulva includes the labia, clitoris, and the entrance (the "vestibule") to the vagina.
Yeast vulvitis commonly goes together with yeast vaginitis, infection of the vagina by the fungus known as Candida.
Vulvodynia, essential: A chronic, diffuse, unremitting sensation of burning of the vulva -- (the female external genital organs including the labia, clitoris, and entrance to the vagina)-- a painful sensation which may extend to the perineum, thigh or buttock and is often associated with discomfort...
VWM: Leukoencephalopathy with vanishing white matter, an inherited brain disease that occurs mainly in children. and follows a chronic progressive course with additional episodes of rapid deterioration following stress from febrile infection or minor head trauma.
VWM is due to mutations in either ...