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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «V»:

  1. Video-assisted resection Video-assisted resection
    Video-assisted resection: Surgery that is aided by the use of a video camera that projects and enlarges the image on a television screen. Also called video-assisted surgery....
  2. Video-assisted surgery Video-assisted surgery
    Video-assisted surgery: Surgery that is aided by the use of a video camera that projects and enlarges the image on a television screen. Also called video-assisted resection....
  3. Vidian neuralgia Vidian neuralgia
    Vidian neuralgia: A distinctive syndrome of headaches, better known today as cluster headache. There are two main clinical patterns of cluster headache -- the episodic and the chronic: Episodic: This is the most common pattern of cluster headache. It is characterized by 1-3 short attacks of pain ...
  4. VIG VIG
    VIG: Vaccinia immune globulin....
  5. Villi Villi
    Villi: Plural of villus, a tiny finger-like or vascular projection....
  6. Villus Villus
    Villus: 1. A tiny finger-like or hair-like projection. 2. A small vascular protrusion. Villus is the Latin word for shaggy hair or fleece. The plural is villi....
  7. Villus, intestinal Villus, intestinal
    Villus, intestinal: See: Intestinal villus....
  8. Vinca alkaloid Vinca alkaloid
    Vinca alkaloid: A medication in a class of anticancer drugs that inhibit cancer cell growth by stopping cell division (mitosis). The vinca alkaloids are also called antimitotic or antimicrotubule agents, or mitotic inhibitors. They were originally derived from the common periwinkle plant, have been ...
  9. Vincent angina Vincent angina
    Vincent angina: This is trench mouth, a progressive painful infection with ulceration, swelling and sloughing off of dead tissue from the mouth and throat due to the spread of infection from the gums. Certain germs (including fusiform bacteria and spirochetes) are thought to be involved. Vi...
  10. Vincent gingivitis Vincent gingivitis
    Vincent gingivitis: This is trench mouth, a progressive painful infection with ulceration, swelling and sloughing off of dead tissue from the mouth and throat due to the spread of infection from the gums. Certain germs (including fusiform bacteria and spirochetes) have been thought to be inv...
  11. Vincent infection Vincent infection
    Vincent infection: This is trench mouth, a progressive painful infection with ulceration, swelling and sloughing off of dead tissue from the mouth and throat due to the spread of infection from the gums. Certain germs (including fusiform bacteria and spirochetes) have been thought to be involve...
  12. Vincent stomatitis Vincent stomatitis
    Vincent stomatitis: This is trench mouth, a progressive painful infection with ulceration, swelling and sloughing off of dead tissue from the mouth and throat due to the spread of infection from the gums. Certain germs (including fusiform bacteria and spirochetes) have been thought to be invol...
  13. Vinyl chloride Vinyl chloride
    Vinyl chloride: A substance used in manufacturing plastics that is known to be toxic and carcinogenic (cancer-causing). Dangerous exposure to vinyl chloride occurs mainly in the workplace. Breathing high levels of vinyl chloride for short periods of time can cause dizziness, sleepiness, unconsciousn...
  14. Viral Viral
    Viral: Of or pertaining to a virus. For example, "My daughter has a viral rash."...
  15. Viral encephalitis Viral encephalitis
    Viral encephalitis: Inflammation of the brain as a result of virus infection. There are many viruses that cause viral encephalitis....