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Medical Word Parts For: v

Word PartDefinitionCategory
V/Qventilation/perfusion respiratory
VAvisual acuity Eyes and Ears
vaccinationAdministration of vaccines to stimulate the host's immune response. Lymphatic
vaccineA suspension of killed or attenuated microorganisms administered for the prevention or treatment of infection.Lymphatic
VADvenous assist devicecardiovascular
vag/ovagus nervenervous
vaginaAn muscular tube connecting the cervix of the uterus to the vulva and exterior of the body.reproductive
vaginalPertaining to the vagina.Reproductive
vaginitisInflammation of the vagina marked by pain and a purulent discharge. Reproductive
vagus nerveThe tenth cranial nerve. Nervous
valsalva maneuverForced expiratory effort against a closed windpipe, impeding the return of venous blood to the heart. Cardiovascular
varic/ovarices (swollen veins)reproductive
varicellaPrimary infection causes chickenpox; reactivation causes herpes zoster.lymphatic
varicoceleAbnormal enlargement of the veins of the spermatic cord.reproductive
varicose veinsEnlarged, twisted veins. Cardiovascular
vascul/oblood vesselcardiovascular
vascularPertaining to blood vessels.Cardiovascular
vasculitisInflammation of a blood vessel.Cardiovascular
vasectomySurgical removal of the ductus deferens usually as a means of sterilization.Reproductive
vasoconstrictionNarrowing of blood vessels.Cardiovascular
vasoconstrictorDrugs used to cause constriction of the blood vessels. Cardiovascular
vasodilationWidening of blood vessels.Cardiovascular
vasodilatorDrugs used to cause dilation of the blood vessels. Cardiovascular
vasovasostomyA surgical procedure in which the effects of a vasectomy (male sterilization) are reversed. reproductive
VCvital capacity respiratory
VCTvenous clotting time=cardiovascular
VDvenereal disease reproductive
vectorAn organism, such as a mosquito or tick, that spreads disease from one host to another.General
veinsThe vessels carrying blood away from the capillary beds. Cardiovascular
venae cavaeThe two venous trunks which returns blood to the heart. Inferior venae cavae receives blood from the lower body while superior venae cavae returns blood from the upper body.. Cardiovascular
venere/osexual intercourseReproductive
venomsPoisonous animal secretions forming fluid mixtures of many different enzymes, toxins, and other substances. General
venous insufficiencyImpaired venous blood flow or venous return (venous stasis), usually caused by inadequate venous valves. Venous insufficiency often occurs in the legs.Cardiovascular
venous thrombosisThe formation or presence of a blood clot within a vein. Cardiovascular
ventilatorsMechanical devices used to assist respiration. Respiratory
ventr/ofront, belly sidedirectional
ventralPertaining to the belly or front of the body.Directional
ventriclesThe two large heart chambers that receive blood from the atria and pump it out to the systemic and pulmonary circulatory systems. Cardiovascular
ventricular fibrillationThe uncoordinated, rapid firing of electrical impulses (400-600/min) in the ventricles. This ventricular quivering prevents cardiac output. Can results in unconsciousness and death if not immediately treated.Cardiovascular
ventricular flutterRapid, unstable ventricular tachycardia (150-300 beats/min) with a large sine-wave appearance. If untreated, ventricular flutter typically progresses to ventricular fibrillation. Cardiovascular
ventricular tachycardiaFast but regular heart rhythm originating in the ventricles. Often caused by heart disease, but may also occur in young people. Some medications and nonprescription decongestants can trigger ventricular tachycardia.Cardiovascular
venul/ovenule (small vein in lungs)cardiovascular
verm/iworm, wormlikegeneral
verrucaePlantar warts that commonly occur on the soles of the feet or around the toe area. integumentary
vertebraeThe bones or segments composing the spinal column, skeletal
vertebrateAn animal with a spinal cord surrounded by cartilage or boneGeneral
vertigoA feeling of dizziness and disorientation.eyes and ears
vesic/obladder, blisterurinary
vestigesA trace of something, usually a nonfunctioning structure or a behavior, that is a remnant of our evolutionary history.General
vestigialPertaining to vestiges.General
VFventricular fibrillation cardiovascular
Vf (2)field of vision Eyes and Ears
Vfibventricular fibrillation cardiovascular
vipomaAn endocrine tumor that secretes vasoactive intestinal peptide, that causes vasodilation, relaxation of smooth muscles, watery diarrhea, hypokalemia and hypochlorhydria.Endocrine
viralPertaining to or caused by a virus.General
viremiaThe presence of viruses in the blood. General
virionThe compete viral particle.General
virologyThe study of the structure, growth, function, genetics, and reproduction of viruses and virus diseases. General
virusA small infectious agent which lacks independent metabolism and is able to replicate only within a living host cell. The individual particle (virion) consists of either DNA or RNA and a protein capsid.General
viscer/obody organsgeneral
viscerathe large interior organs in any one of the three great cavities of the body, especially in the abdomen. General
viscosityResistance to flow.General
vital capacityThe volume of air that is exhaled by a maximal expiration following a maximal inspiration. Respiratory
vital signsThe signs of life that may be monitored or measured, namely pulse rate, respiratory rate, body temperature, and blood pressure. General
vitaminsOrganic substances that are required in small amounts for maintenance and growth.General
vitellinePertaining to the vitellus.Reproductive
vitellusYolk of an egg.Reproductive
vitiligoA chronic disease that causes white patches develop on the skin.integumentary
vitre/ovitreous bodyeyes and ears
vitrectomySurgery to remove vitreous gel from the eye.eyes and ears
vitreous bodyThe transparent, semi gelatinous substance that fills the cavity behind the crystalline lens of the eye and in front of the retina. Eyes And Ears
vitrificationTo convert into a glassy substance. General
vivi-live, alivegeneral
vivisectionExperiments performed on living animals involving surgery.General
VLDLvery low density lipoprotein Cardiovascular
VNAVisiting Nurse AssociationGeneral
vocal cordsA pair of cone-shaped elastic mucous membrane projecting from the laryngeal wall and forming a narrow slit between them. Each contains a vocal ligament that shortens or relaxes the vocal cord to control sound production. General
volarPertaining to the palm or sole.General
-volemiablood volumeCardiovascular
volitionVoluntary activity without external compulsion. General
vomitingThe forcible expulsion of the contents of the stomach through the mouth. Digestive
VSvital signs general
VSDventricular septal defect cardiovascular
VTventricular tachycardia cardiovascular
vulvaThe external genitalia of the female. It includes the clitoris, the labia, the vestibule and its glands. Reproductive
vulvitisInflammation of the vulva. Reproductive
vvveins cardiovascular
VWvessel wallgeneral

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