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veneniferous
Conveying poison, as through a sting or bite. [L. venenifer, fr. venenum, poison, + fero, to carry]
venenosalivary
Secreting a poisonous saliva, said of venomous reptiles. SYN: venomosalivary.
venenosity
The state of containing poison or being poisonous. [L. venenosus, poisonous]
venenous
SYN: poisonous. [L. venenosus]
Venereal
Having to do with sexual contact. The word venereal comes from Venus, the Roman goddess of love. A venereal disease (a morbus venereus) is contracted and transmitted by sexual ...
Venereal disease
A disease that is contracted and transmitted by sexual contact, caused by microorganisms that survive on the skin or mucus membranes, or that are transmitted via semen, vaginal ...
Venereal Disease Research Laboratory test
A blood test for syphilis. Venereal Disease Research Laboratory is commonly abbreviated VDRL. A negative ("nonreactive") VDRL is compatible with a person not having syphilis. ...
Venereal wart
A wart that is confined primarily to the moist skin of the genitals. These warts are due to viruses belonging to the family of human papilloma viruses (HPVs) which are ...
venereology
The study of venereal disease. [ venereal (disease) + G. logos, study]
venereophobia
Morbid fear of venereal disease. [ venereal (disease) + G. phobos, fear]
venesection
SYN: phlebotomy. [L. vena, vein, + sectio, a cutting]
veni-
See veno-.
venin
Any poisonous substance found in snake venom. [see venom]
venipuncture
The puncture of a vein, usually to withdraw blood or inject a solution.
Venn
John, English logician and philosopher, 1834–1923. See V. diagram.
veno-, veni-
The veins. SEE ALSO: vene- (1). [L. vena]
venoclysis
SYN: phleboclysis. [veno- + G. klysis, a washing out]
venofibrosis
SYN: phlebosclerosis.
venogram
1. Radiograph of opacified veins. 2. SYN: phlebogram. [veno- + G. gramma, a writing]
venography
Radiographic demonstration of a vein, after the injection of contrast medium. SYN: phlebography (2). [veno- + G. grapho, to write] - splenic portal v. SYN: splenoportography. - ...
venom
A poisonous fluid secreted by snakes, spiders, scorpions, etc. [M. Eng. and O. Fr. venim, fr. L. venenum, poison] - kokoi v. a potent neurotoxin found in the frog Phyllobates ...
Venom, scorpion
The potent poison of the scorpion. A sting can be fatal to a person who is allergic to it. A scorpion is an insect that has an elongated body and a segmented, curved tail tipped ...
venomosalivary
SYN: venenosalivary.
venomotor
Causing change in the caliber of a vein. [veno- + L. motor, a move]
venoperitoneostomy
An obsolete operation involving insertion of the cut end of the saphenous vein into the peritoneal cavity in cases of ascites; the vein is inverted so that the valves prevent ...
venopressor
Relating to the venous blood pressure and consequently the volume of venous supply to the right side of the heart.
venosclerosis
SYN: phlebosclerosis.
venose
Having veins; veiny. [L. venosus]
venosinal
Pertaining to the vena cava and the atrial sinus of the heart.
venosity
1. A venous state; a condition in which the bulk of the blood is in the veins at the expense of the arteries. 2. The unaerated condition of venous blood or of hypoxemic arterial ...
venostasis
SYN: phlebostasis. [veno- + G. stasis, a standing]
venostat
Any instrument for arresting venous bleeding. [veno- + G. statos, standing, stationary]
venostomy
SYN: cutdown.
venotomy
SYN: phlebotomy.
venous
Relating to a vein or to the veins. SYN: phleboid (2). [L. venosus]
Venous aneurysm
A local widening and bulging (an aneurysm) of a vein. As opposed to an arterial aneurysm or a cardiac aneurysm. An aneurysm is a localized widening (dilatation) of an artery, ...
Venous catheter, central
A catheter (a tube) that is passed through a vein to end up in the thoracic (chest) portion of the vena cava (the large vein returning blood to the heart) or in the right atrium ...
Venous catheterization
The insertion of a tiny tube (a catheter) into a peripheral or central vein to deliver fluids or medication. This is the most frequently used method for the administration of ...
Venous line, central
A catheter (tube) that is passed through a vein to end up in the thoracic (chest) portion of the vena cava (the large vein returning blood to the heart) or in the right atrium of ...
venovenostomy
The formation of an anastomosis between two veins. SYN: phlebophlebostomy. [veno- + veno- + G. stoma, mouth]
vent
An opening into a cavity or canal, especially one through which the contents of such a cavity are discharged, as the anus. [O. Fr. fente, a chink, cleft]
venter
1. SYN: abdomen. 2. [NA] SYN: belly (2). 3. One of the great cavities of the body. 4. The uterus. [L. v. (ventr-), belly] - v. anterior musculi digastrici [TA] SYN: anterior ...
ventilate
To aerate, or oxygenate, the blood in the pulmonary capillaries. SYN: air (2). [L. ventilo, pp. -atus, to fan, fr. ventus, the wind]
Ventilation
The exchange of air between the lungs and the atmosphere so that oxygen can be exchanged for carbon dioxide in the alveoli (the tiny air sacs in the lungs). In pulmonary ...
Ventilation, mechanical
Use of a machine called a ventilator or respirator to improve the exchange of air between the lungs and the atmosphere.
Ventilation, positive pressure
The provision of oxygen under pressure by a mechanical respirator, a machine designed to improve the exchange of air between the lungs and the atmosphere. The device is basically ...
ventilation/perfusion mismatch
An imbalance between alveolar ventilation and pulmonary capillary blood flow.
Ventilator
A ventilator is a machine which mechanically assists patients in the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide (sometimes referred to as artificial respiration). * * * SYN: ...
ventplant
An endosteal implant, usually made of titanium, utilized to provide support and fixation for a dental prosthesis by means of projections through the mucosa; also used to ...
ventrad
Toward the ventral aspect; opposed to dorsad. [L. venter, belly, + ad, to]
Ventral
Pertaining to the front or anterior of a structure. Ventral comes from the Latin " venter" meaning belly. Something that is ventral is oriented toward the belly, toward the front ...
Ventral (anatomic orientation)
Pertaining to the abdomen, as opposed to dorsal. Some of the ventral surfaces of the body are the chest, abdomen, shins, and palms of the hands. For a more complete listing of ...
ventral paraflocculus
A small hemisphere portion of the posterior lobe of the cerebellum (lobule IX) that is structurally associated with the tonsil of the cerebellum (also lobule HIX) and with the ...
ventralis
SYN: anterior (1). [L.]
Ventricle
A ventricle is a chamber of an organ. For example, the four connected cavities (hollow spaces) in the central portion of the brain and the lower two chambers of the heart are ...
Ventricle, brain
One of a system of four communicating cavities within the brain that are continuous with the central canal of the spinal cord. The four ventricles consist of the two lateral ...
Ventricle, cerebral
One of a system of four communicating cavities within the brain that are continuous with the central canal of the spinal cord. The four ventricles consist of the two lateral ...
Ventricle, fourth
One cavity in a system of four communicating cavities within the brain that are continuous with the central canal of the spinal cord. The four ventricles consist of two lateral ...
Ventricle, heart
One of the two lower chambers of the heart. The right ventricle is the chamber that receives blood from the right atrium and pumps it into the lungs via the pulmonary artery ...
Ventricle, lateral
One cavity in a system of four communicating cavities within the brain that are continuous with the central canal of the spinal cord. The four ventricles consist of two lateral ...
Ventricle, third
One cavity in a system of four communicating cavities within the brain that are continuous with the central canal of the spinal cord. The four ventricles consist of two lateral ...
ventricose
Bulging or swollen on one side or unequally.
ventricular
Relating to a ventricle, in any sense. SYN: ventricularis (1).
Ventricular arrhythmias
Abnormal rapid heart rhythms (arrhythmias) that originate in the lower chambers of the heart (the ventricles). Ventricular arrhythmias include ventricular tachycardia and ...
Ventricular assist device
A mechanical pump that takes over the function of the damaged ventricle of the heart and restores normal blood flow. Left ventricular assist devices were originally developed for ...
Ventricular fibrillation
An abnormal irregular heart rhythm whereby there are very rapid uncoordinated fluttering contractions of the lower chambers (ventricles) of the heart. Ventricular fibrillation ...
ventricular ponderance
A semiobsolete electrocardiographic term suggesting that one ventricle is either larger or thicker than the other.
Ventricular septal defect (VSD)
A hole in the septum (the wall) between the lower chambers of the heart (the ventricles). Ventricular Septal Defect is the most common type of heart malformation (congenital heart ...
Ventricular septum
The wall between the two lower chambers (the right and left ventricles) of the heart.
Ventricular tachycardia
An abnormally rapid heart rhythm that originates from a ventricle, one of the lower chambers of the heart. Although the beat is regular, ventricular tachycardia is ...
ventricularis
1. SYN: ventricular. 2. SYN: thyroepiglottic part of thyroarytenoid (muscle). [Mod. L. fr. L. ventriculus]
ventricularization
Transformation of an atrial phenomenon to simulate a ventricular one, especially of the atrial (or venous) pulse tracing in tricuspid regurgitation.
ventriculectomy
partial left v. SYN: left ventricular volume reduction surgery.
ventriculitis
Inflammation of the ventricles of the brain. [ventricle + G. -itis, inflammation]
ventriculo-
A ventricle. [L. ventriculus]
ventriculoatrial
Relating to both ventricles and atria, especially to the sequential passage of conduction in the retrograde direction from ventricle to atrium.
ventriculocisternostomy
An artificial opening between the ventricles of the brain and the cisterna magna. SEE ALSO: shunt (2). [ ventriculo- + L. cisterna, cistern, + G. stoma, mouth]
ventriculography
1. Radiographic demonstration of the cerebral ventricles by direct injection of air or contrast medium; developed and described by Dandy in 1918. Cf.:pneumoencephalography. 2. ...
ventriculomastoidostomy
Operation for the establishment of a communication between the lateral cerebral ventricle and the mastoid antrum by means of a polythene tube for the relief of hydrocephalus. ...
ventriculonector
SYN: atrioventricular bundle. [ ventriculo- + L. necto, to join]
ventriculophasic
Influenced by ventricular contraction; applied to the atrial rhythm when this is modified by ventricular contraction; in v. sinus arrhythmia in complete AV block the sinus ...
ventriculoplasty
Any surgical procedure to repair a defect of one of the ventricles of the heart. [ ventriculo- + G. plastos, formed] - reduction left v. SYN: left ventricular volume reduction ...
ventriculopuncture
Insertion of a needle into a ventricle.
ventriculoscopy
Direct inspection of a ventricle with an endoscope. [ ventriculo- + G. skopeo, to view]
ventriculostomy
Establishment of an opening in a ventricle, usually through the floor of the third ventricle to the subarachnoid space to relieve hydrocephalus. SEE ALSO: shunt (2). [ ...
ventriculosubarachnoid
Relating to the space occupied by the cerebrospinal fluid. [ ventriculo- + subarachnoid]
ventriculotomy
Incision into a ventricle; e.g., into the cerebral third ventricle for the relief of hydrocephalus or into a cardiac ventricle to surgically correct an abnormality. [ ventriculo- ...
ventriculus
1. SYN: stomach. 2. SYN: ventricle. 3. The enlarged posterior portion of the mesenteron of the insect alimentary canal, in which digestion occurs. [L. dim. of venter, ...
ventriduct
To draw toward the abdomen. [L. venter, belly, + duco, pp. ductus, to lead]
ventriduction
Drawing toward the abdomen or abdominal wall.
ventro-
Ventral. [L. venter, belly]
ventrocystorrhaphy
SYN: cystopexy. [ ventro- + G. kystis, cyst, + rhaphe, suture]
ventrodorsad
In a direction from the venter to the dorsum.
ventroinguinal
Relating to the abdomen and the groin.
ventrolateral
Both ventral and lateral, i.e., to the front and to the side.
ventromedian
Relating to the midline of the ventral surface.
ventroptosis, ventroptosia
SYN: gastroptosis. [ ventro- + G. ptosis, a falling]
ventroscopy
SYN: peritoneoscopy. [ ventro- + G. skopeo, to view]
ventrotomy
SYN: celiotomy. [ ventro- + G. tome, incision]
Venturi
Giovanni B., Italian physicist, 1746–1822. See V. effect, V. meter, V. tube.
venula
SYN: venule. [L. dim. of vena, vein] - v. macularis inferior [TA] SYN: inferior macular venule. - v. macularis superior [TA] SYN: superior macular venule. - v. medialis ...
venular
Pertaining to venules. SYN: venulous.
Venule
A little vein. Venules go from capillaries to veins, vessels that carry blood low in oxygen content from the body back to the heart. The deoxygenated form of hemoglobin ...
venulous
SYN: venular.
VER
Abbreviation for visual evoked response. See evoked response.
verapamil
A calcium channel blocking agent used to treat cardiac arrhythmias and angina pectoris. SYN: iproveratril.
veratric acid
Obtained by methylation and subsequent oxidation of protocatechuic acid; present in the seeds of Schoenocaulon officinale ( Sabadilla officinarum).
veratridine
An alkaloid derived from Veratrum viridae and V. album. Probably responsible for antihypertensive properties of this class of alkaloids.
veratrine
A mixture of alkaloids from the seeds of Schoenocaulon officinale ( Sabadilla officinarum) (family Liliaceae), including cevine, cevadine, cevadilline, sabadine, and ...
Veratrum
A genus of toxic liliaceous plants. [L. hellebore] - V. album the rhizome has emetic and cathartic actions. - V. viride the dried rhizome and roots contain therapeutically ...
Verbal child abuse
Also known as emotional child abuse, this is the third most frequently reported form of child abuse (after child neglect and physical child abuse), accounting 17% of all ...
verbigeration
Constant repetition of meaningless words or phrases; seen in schizophrenia. SYN: oral stereotypy. [L. verbum, word, + gero, to carry about]
verbomania
A rarely used term for an abnormal talkativeness; a psychotic flow of speech. [L. verbum, word, + G. mania, frenzy]
verdigris
Cupric acetate (normal). [O. Fr. verd, green, de, of, Gris, Greeks]
verdine
SYN: biliverdin.
verdoglobin
Obsolete term for choleglobin.
verdohemochrome
An intermediate stage in hemoglobin degradation to yield the bile pigments, i.e., hemoglobin yields choleglobin ( verdohemoglobin) and the loss of globin leaves v., the ...
verdohemoglobin
SYN: choleglobin.
verdoperoxidase
A peroxidase, occurring in leukocytes, that contains a greenish ferriheme; responsible for the peroxidase activity of pus.
Verga
Andrea, Italian neurologist, 1811–1895. See V. ventricle, cavum vergae.
verge
An edge or margin. - anal v. the transitional zone between the moist, hairless, modified skin of the anal canal and the perianal skin.
vergence
A disjunctive movement of the eyes in which the fixation axes are not parallel, as in convergence or divergence. [L. vergo, to incline, to turn] - v. of lens the reciprocal of ...
Verheyen
Philippe, Flemish anatomist, 1648–1710. See V. stars, under star, stellulae verheyenii, under stellula.
Verhoeff
Frederick H., U.S. ophthalmologist, 1874–1968. See V. elastic tissue stain.
Vermes
Archaic term for a subkingdom of the animal kingdom containing worms and wormlike organisms; an unnatural division no longer in taxonomic use. [L. vermis, worm]
vermi-
A worm; wormlike. [L. vermis]
vermicidal
Destructive to worms; specifically, destructive to parasitic intestinal worms. [ vermi- + L. caedo, to kill]
vermicide
An agent that kills intestinal parasitic worms. [ vermi- + L. caedo, to kill]
vermicular
Relating to, resembling, or moving like a worm. [L. vermiculus, dim. of vermis, worm]
vermiculation
A wormlike movement, as in peristalsis.
vermicule
1. A small worm or wormlike organism or structure. 2. SYN: ookinete. [L. vermiculus, a small worm]
vermiculose, vermiculous
1. Wormy; infected with worms or larvae. 2. Wormlike. SEE ALSO: vermiform.
vermiculus
See vermicule. [L. dim. of vermis, worm]
vermiform
Worm-shaped; resembling a worm in form, denoting especially the appendix of the cecum. SEE ALSO: lumbricoid, scolecoid (2). [ vermi- + L. forma, form]
vermifugal
SYN: anthelmintic (2). [ vermi- + L. fugo, to chase away]
vermifuge
SYN: anthelmintic (1). [ vermi- + L. fugo, to chase away]
vermilion
A red pigment made from cinnabar or red mercuric sulfide.
vermilionectomy
Excision of the vermilion border of the lip. [ vermilion border + G. ektome, cutting out]
vermin
Parasitic insects, such as lice and bedbugs. [L. vermis, a worm]
verminal
SYN: verminous.
vermination
1. The production or breeding of worms or larvae. 2. Infestation with vermin.
verminous
Relating to, caused by, or infested with worms, larvae, or vermin. SYN: verminal. [L. verminosus, wormy]
vermis
1. A worm; any structure or part resembling a worm in shape. 2. [TA] V. cerebelli, the narrow middle zone between the two hemispheres of the cerebellum; the portion projecting ...
vermix
SYN: appendix (2).
Verner
John, U.S. internist, *1927. See V.- Morrison syndrome.
Vernet
Maurice, French neurologist, 1887–1974. See V. syndrome.
Vernier
Pierre, French mathematician, 1580–1637. See V. acuity.
Vernix
More formally known as vernix caseosa, the vernix is a white cheesy substance that covers and protects the skin of the fetus and is still all over the skin of a baby at birth. ...
Vernix caseosa
A white cheesy substance that covers and protects the skin of the fetus and is still all over the skin of a baby at birth. Vernix caseosa is composed of sebum (the oil of the ...
Verocay
José, Czechoslovakian pathologist, 1876–1927. See V. bodies, under body.
Veronal
SYN: barbital.
Verruca
: A wart by another name, a local growth of the outer layer of the skin (the epidermis) caused by a virus. The virus of warts (a human papillomavirus) is transmitted by contact. ...
verruciform
Wart-shaped. [L. verruca, wart, + forma, form]
verrucose
Resembling a wart; denoting wartlike elevations. SYN: verrucous. [L. verrucosus]
verrucosis
A condition marked by the appearance of multiple warts. [L. verruca, wart, + G. -osis, condition] - lymphostatic v. SYN: mossy foot.
verrucous
SYN: verrucose.
verruga
SYN: verruca. [Sp.] - v. peruana a late, eruptive stage of bartonellosis; characterized by soft conical or pedunculated vascular papules anywhere on the skin or mucous ...
versicolor
Variegated; marked by a variety of color. [L. particolored, fr. verso, to turn, twist, + color, color]
version
1. Displacement of the uterus, with tilting of the entire organ without bending upon itself; such displacement may be anteversion, retroversion, or lateroversion. 2. Change of ...
Vertebra
A vertebra is one of 33 bony segments that form the spinal column of humans. There are 7 cervical, 12 thoracic, 5 lumbar, 5 sacral (fused into one sacrum bone) and 4 coccygeal ...
Vertebra, first cervical
The first cervical (neck) vertebra is called the atlas. It supports the head. The atlas bone is named for the Greek god Atlas who was condemned to support the earth and its ...
vertebral
Relating to a vertebra or the vertebrae.
Vertebral artery
A key artery located in the back of the neck that carries blood from the heart to the brain.
Vertebral column
The 33 vertebrae fit together to form a flexible, yet extraordinarily tough, column that serves to support the back through a full range of motion. It also protects the spinal ...
Vertebral compression fracture
A fracture that collapses a spinal vertebra as a result of the compression of bone, leading to collapse of the vertebrae much like a sponge collapses under the pressure of one's ...
Vertebral rib
One of the last two ribs. A rib is said to be "vertebral" if it does not attach to the sternum (the breast bone) or to another rib. There are usually 12 pairs of ribs in all. Each ...
vertebrarium
SYN: vertebral column. [Mod. L.]
Vertebrata
The vertebrates, a major division of the phylum Chordata, consisting of those animals with a dorsal hollow nerve cord enclosed in a cartilaginous or bony spinal column; includes ...
vertebrate
1. Having a vertebral column. 2. An animal having vertebrae.
vertebrated
Jointed; composed of segments arranged longitudinally as in certain instruments.
vertebrectomy
Resection of a vertebral body. [vertebra + G. ektome, excision]
vertebro-
A vertebra, vertebral. [L. vertebra]
vertebroarterial
Relating to a vertebra and an artery, or to the vertebral artery.
vertebrochondral
Denoting the three false ribs (eighth, ninth, and tenth), which are connected with the vertebrae at one extremity and the costal cartilages at the other, these cartilages not ...
vertebrocostal
1. SYN: costovertebral. 2. SYN: vertebrochondral. [ vertebro- + L. costa, rib]
vertebrofemoral
Relating to the vertebrae and the femur.
vertebroiliac
Relating to the vertebrae and the ilium.
Vertebroplasty
A new nonsurgical method for the repair of osteoporosis back fractures. Broken bones in the spine are often due to osteoporosis, the progressive loss of bone tissue, which ...
vertebrosacral
Relating to the vertebrae and the sacrum.
vertebrosternal
SYN: sternovertebral.
Vertex
The top of the head. In a vertex presentation, the top of the baby’s head comes first at delivery. The word "vertex" in Latin means a "whirlpool, whirlwind, ...
vertical
1. Relating to the vertex, or crown of the head. 2. Perpendicular. 3. Denoting any plane or line that passes longitudinally through the body in the anatomic position. SYN: ...
Vertical (anatomic orientation)
Upright, as opposed to horizontal. For a more complete listing of terms used in medicine for spatial orientation, please see the entry "Anatomic Orientation Terms."
Vertical transmission
Passage of a disease-causing agent (a pathogen) vertically from mother directly to baby during the perinatal period, the period immediately before and after birth. The perinatal ...
verticalis
SYN: vertical. [L.]
vertices
Plural of vertex.
verticil
A collection of similar parts radiating from a common axis. SYN: vortex (1), whorl (4). [L. verticillus, the whirl of a spindle, dim. of vertex, a whirl]
verticillate
Disposed in the form of a verticil.
Verticillium
A genus of hyphomycetous fungi often found in clinical specimens as contaminants. They are occasionally found in the meatus in cases of otitis externa, but are of doubtful ...
verticomental
Relating to the crown of the head and the chin; denoting a diameter in craniometry.
vertiginous
Relating to or suffering from vertigo.
Vertigo
Aside from being the name of a classic 1958 Alfred Hitchcock film (with Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak), vertigo is a feeling that you are dizzily turning around or that things are ...
Vertigo, benign paroxysmal positional (BPPV)
A balance disorder that results in the sudden onset of dizziness, spinning, or vertigo when moving the head.
Vertigo, recurrent aural
A condition, also known as Meniere's disease, with recurrent vertigo accompanied by ringing in the ears (tinnitus) and deafness. Symptoms include vertigo, dizziness, nausea, ...
vertometer
SYN: lensometer. [ vertex + G. metron, measure]
verumontanum
SYN: seminal colliculus. [L. veru, a spit, + montanus, mountainous]
VES (Voluntary Euthanasia Society)
The first society of its kind in the world — its founders included doctors, lawyers and churchmen — the VES was set up in England in 1935. The announced aim of the VES is to ...
vesalianum
SYN: os v..
Vesalius, Wesal, Vesal
Andreas (Andre), Flemish anatomist, 1514–1564. See V. bone, V. foramen, V. vein.
vesic-
See vesico-.
vesica
1. [NA] SYN: urinary bladder. 2. Any hollow structure or sac, normal or pathologic, containing a serous fluid. [L.] - v. biliaris [TA] SYN: gallbladder. - v. fellea ...
Vesical
Refers to the urinary bladder. The word comes from the Latin vesica meaning a bag or bladder. * * * Relating to any bladder, but usually the urinary bladder.
Vesicant
A substance that causes tissue blistering. Also referred to as a vesicatory. * * * An agent that produces a vesicle.
vesicate
To form a vesicle.
vesication
SYN: vesiculation (1).
Vesicatory
A substance that causes tissue blistering. Also referred to as a vesicant.
Vesicle
In dermatology, a vesicle is a small blister, as on the skin. Vesicles also occur on the mucous membranes, such as the buccal mucosa (the lining of the mouth). Vesicles are ...
Vesicles
In dermatology, vesicles are small blisters, most often on the skin. Vesicles also can crop up on the mucous membranes, such as the buccal mucosa (the lining of the mouth). In ...
vesico-, vesic-
A vesica, vesicle. SEE ALSO: vesiculo-. [L. vesica, bladder]
vesicoabdominal
Relating to the urinary bladder and the abdominal wall.
vesicobullous
Denoting an eruption of variously sized lesions containing fluid.
vesicocele
SYN: cystocele.
vesicocervical
Relating to the urinary bladder and the cervix of the uterus.
vesicoclysis
Washing out, or lavage, of the urinary bladder. [vesico- + G. klysis, a washing out]
vesicointestinal
Relating to the urinary bladder and the intestine; e.g., v. fistula.
vesicolithiasis
SYN: cystolithiasis. [vesico- + G. lithos, stone, + -iasis, condition]
vesicoprostatic
Relating to the bladder and the prostate gland.
vesicopubic
Relating to the bladder and the os pubis.
vesicopustular
Pertaining to a vesicopustule.
vesicopustule
A vesicle which is developing pus formation.
vesicorectal
Relating to the bladder and the rectum.
vesicorectostomy
Surgical urinary tract diversion by anastomosis of the posterior bladder wall to the rectum. [vesico- + rectum + G. stoma, mouth]
vesicosigmoid
Relating to the bladder and the sigmoid colon.
vesicosigmoidostomy
Operative formation of a communication between the bladder and the sigmoid colon. [vesico- + sigmoid + G. stoma, mouth]
vesicospinal
Relating to the urinary bladder and the spinal cord; denoting the neural mechanisms that control retention and evacuation of urine by the bladder, located in the second lumbar ...
vesicostomy
SYN: cystostomy. [vesico- + G. stoma, mouth]
vesicotomy
SYN: cystotomy.
vesicoumbilical
Relating to the urinary bladder and the umbilicus. SYN: omphalovesical.
vesicoureteral
Relating to the bladder and the ureters.
vesicourethral
Relating to the bladder and the urethra.
vesicouterine
Relating to the bladder and the uterus.
vesicouterovaginal
Relating to the bladder, uterus, and vagina.
vesicovaginal
Relating to the bladder and vagina.
vesicovaginorectal
Relating to the bladder, vagina, and rectum.
vesicovisceral
Relating to the urinary bladder and any other adjacent organ or viscus.
vesicula
A small bladder or bladder-like structure. SYN: vesicle (1) [TA]. [L. blister, vesicle, dim. of vesica, bladder] - v. fellis SYN: gallbladder. - v. ophthalmica SYN: optic ...
Vesicular
Pertaining to the presence of one or more vesicles. A vesicle is a small blister. A vesicular rash features small blisters on the skin. Vesicles also occur on the mucous ...
Vesicular rickettsiosis
A mild infectious disease first observed in New York City, caused by Rickettsia akari, transmitted from its mouse host by chigger or adult mite bites. There is fever, a dark ...
vesiculate
1. To become vesicular. 2. SYN: vesicular (2).
vesiculation
1. The formation of vesicles. SYN: blistering, vesication. 2. Presence of a number of vesicles.
vesiculectomy
Resection of a portion or all of each of the seminal vesicles. [L. vesicula, vesicle, + G. ektome, excision]
Vesiculitis
Inflammation of a vesicle, and particularly of the seminal vesicles behind the male bladder. * * * Inflammation of any vesicle; especially of a seminal vesicle. [L. vesicula, ...
vesiculo-
A vesicle. [L. vesicula, vesicle, dim. of vesica, bladder]
vesiculobronchial
Denoting an auscultatory sound having both a vesicular and a bronchial quality.
vesiculocavernous
Both vesicular and cavernous; denoting: 1. An auscultatory sound having both a vesicular and a cavernous quality; 2. The structure of certain neoplasms.
Vesiculography
The use of special X-ray equipment and a dye to examine the seminal vesicles and related structures. Vesiculography is most often used when prostate disease or cancer is ...
vesiculopapular
Pertaining to or consisting of a combination of vesicles and papules, or of papules becoming increasingly edematous with sufficient collection of fluid to form vesicles.
vesiculoprostatitis
Inflammation of the bladder and prostate. [ vesiculo- + prostate + G. -itis, inflammation]
vesiculotomy
Surgical incision of the seminal vesicles. [ vesiculo- + G. tome, incision]
vesiculotubular
Denoting an auscultatory sound having both a vesicular and a tubular quality.
vesiculotympanic
Denoting a percussion sound having both a vesicular and a tympanic quality.
Vesiculovirus
A genus of viruses (family Rhabdoviridae) that includes the vesicular stomatitis virus (of cattle) and related viruses.
vesp.
Abbreviation for L. vesper, evening. [L. evening]
Vessel
A tube in the body that carries fluids: blood vessels or lymph vessels. * * * A structure conveying or containing a fluid, especially a liquid. SEE ALSO: vas. [O. Fr. fr. L. ...
vestibula
Plural of vestibulum.
Vestibular
1) Having to do with a structure that is a vestibule (entrance), such as the vestibule of the ear. 2) Having to do with the body’s system for maintaining equilibrium. * * ...
Vestibular apparatus
The vestibule and three semicircular canals of the inner ear. Like an internal carpenter’s level, these structures work with the brain to sense, maintain, and regain balance ...
Vestibular disorders
Disorders of the body's balance (vestibular) system in the inner ear due to a tremendous range of conditions including vertigo, Meniere’s disease, acoustic neuroma, multiple ...
Vestibular neuronitis
Inflammation of the vestibular nerve, the nerve running to the vestibule. (The vestibule is in the inner ear. Like an internal carpenter’s level, it and the semicircular ...
Vestibular system
A system in the body that is responsible for maintaining balance, posture, and the body's orientation in space. This system also regulates locomotion and other movements and ...
vestibularis
SYN: vestibular, vestibular. [L.]
vestibulate
Possessing a 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 ...
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 ...

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