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8 Topic Pages Found in Animals & Veterinary Medicine and starting with the letter V
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Open Vampire bats
Vampire bats

name for the blood-drinking bats of the family Desmodontidae, found in the New World tropics. Vampire bats feed exclusively on the blood of living

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

Open Veterinary medicine
Veterinary medicine

Veterinary medicine is the field of medicine that addresses the diseases, disorders, and injuries that may affect nonhuman animals. It focuses on the

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),

Open Vision

physiological sense of sight by which the form, color, size, movements, and distance of objects are perceived. The human eye functions somewhat like a

Vital signs

Vital signs , by definition, are a person’s temperature, pulse, respiration rate, and blood pressure (BP). These signs reflect the status of a

Open Voles

name for a large number of mouselike rodents , related to the lemmings . Most range in length from 31/2 to 7 in. (9–18 cm) and have rounded bodies

Open Vultures

Any of various carrion-eating birds of prey in the order Falconiformes, with naked heads and necks, strong hooked bills, and keen senses of sight and