English dictionary of medical terms (91)

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[Multilingual]No:1800 - vasopressor
1. stimulating contraction of the muscular tissue of the capillaries and arteries. 2. an agent that stimulates contraction of the muscular tissue of the capillaries and arteries.
[Multilingual]No:1801 - vegetative
1. concerned with growth and with nutrition. 2. functioning involuntarily or unconsciously, as the vegetative nervous system. 3. resting; denoting the portion of a cell cycle during which the cell is not involved in replication. 4. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of plants.
[Multilingual]No:1802 - vehicle
(L. vehiculum) 1. an excipient. 2. any medium through which an impulse is propagated.
[Multilingual]No:1803 - venereal
(L. venereus) pertaining or related to or transmitted by sexual contact.
[Multilingual]No:1804 - venous
(L. venosus) of or pertaining to the veins.
[Multilingual]No:1805 - ventilation
(L. ventilatio) 1. in respiratory physiology, the process of exchange of air between the lungs and the ambient air. Pulmonary ventilation (usually measured in litres per minute) refers to the total exchange, whereas alveolar ventilation refers to the effective ventilation of the alveoli, in which gas exchange with the blood takes place. 2. in psychiatry, verbalization of one's emotional problems.
[Multilingual]No:1806 - ventral
(L. ventralis) 1. pertaining to the belly or to any venter. 2. denoting a position more toward the belly surface than some other object of reference; same as anterior in human anatomy.
[Multilingual]No:1807 - ventricular
pertaining to a ventricle.
[Multilingual]No:1808 - vertebral
(L. vertebralis) of or pertaining to a vertebra.
[Multilingual]No:1809 - vertigo
(L. vertigo) an illusion of movement; a sensation as if the external world were revolving around the patient (objective vertigo) or as if he himself were revolving in space (subjective vertigo). The term is sometimes erroneously used to mean any form of dizziness.
[Multilingual]No:1810 - vesicular
(L. vesicula a little bladder) 1. composed of or relating to small, saclike bodies. 2. pertaining to or made up of vesicles on the skin.
[Multilingual]No:1811 - vestibular
(L. vestibularis) pertaining to or toward a vestibule. In dental anatomy, used to refer to the tooth surface directed toward the vestibule of the mouth.
[Multilingual]No:1812 - vial
(Gr. phial) a small bottle.
[Multilingual]No:1813 - vigilance
(L. vigilantia) wakefulness; watchfulness; arousal.
[Multilingual]No:1814 - viral
pertaining to, caused by, or of the nature of virus.
[Multilingual]No:1815 - virilization
the induction or development of male secondary sec characters, especially the induction of such changes in the female, including enlargement of the clitoris, growth of facial and body hair, development of a hairline typical of the male forehead, stimulation of secretion and proliferation of the sebaceous glands (often with acne), and deepening of the voice. Called also masculinization)
[Multilingual]No:1816 - visceral
(L. visceralis), from viscus a viscus) pertaining to a viscus.
[Multilingual]No:1817 - viscosity
a physical property of fluids that determines the internal resistance to shear forces.
[Multilingual]No:1818 - vision
(L. visio, from vidre to see) 1. the act or faculty of seeing; sight. 2. an apparition; a subjective sensation of vision not elicited by actual visual stimuli. 3. visual acuity; symbol V.
[Multilingual]No:1819 - visual
(L. visualis, from videre to see) pertaining to vision or sight.

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