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15 Topic Pages Found in Health & Medicine and starting with the letter V
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Open Vaccination

means of producing immunity against pathogens, such as viruses and bacteria, by the introduction of live, killed, or altered antigens that stimulate

Open Varicose Veins
Varicose Veins

What Is It? Varicose veins occur when veins just below the skin's surface are damaged, become swollen and fill with too much blood. Veins are the


male sterilization by surgical excision of the vas deferens, the thin duct that carries sperm cells from the testicles to the prostate and the penis.

Open Vegetarianism

VEGETARIANISM, IN ITS broadest definition, is a dietary pattern where meat, fish, and poultry are excluded. Frequently, vegetarians will exclude

Open Venom

or zootoxin, any of a variety of poisonous substances produced by animals. In poisonous snakes, venom is secreted in two poison glands, one on each


What Is It? Vertigo is the sensation that either your body or your environment is moving (usually spinning). Vertigo can be a symptom of many

Open Vesalius, Andreas, 1514-1564
Vesalius, Andreas, 1514-1564

Place : Belgium Subject : biography, biology Belgian physician who was a founder of modern anatomy. Vesalius was born in Brussels on 13 December 1514,

Open Virchow, Rudolf, 1821-1902
Virchow, Rudolf, 1821-1902

(1821-1902) German pathologist, reformer and man of science who first systematically applied cell theory to the understanding of pathological

Open Virology

study of viruses and their role in disease. Many viruses, such as animal RNA viruses and viruses that infect bacteria, or bacteriophages , have become

Open Virus diseases
Virus diseases

There are more than 400 different viruses that are capable of infecting humans. Other viruses such as bacteriophages (viruses that infect bacteria),