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  • vesicourethral reflux

    An abnormal condition that allows urine to flow from the bladder back into a ureter.

  • virus

    The agent of an infectious disease, smaller than bacteria, that must have a living host in order to grow or…

  • viscera

    The large internal organs.

  • vision

    The sense of sight.

  • vitamin

    An organic substance found in food and essential in small quantities for good health.

  • vitiligo

    A skin condition characterized by sharply defined white patches that contain no skin color (pigment).

  • vitreous humor

    The jelly-like material that fills the eyeball between the lens and retina.

  • vomiting

    Ejecting the contents of the stomach through the mouth.

  • vulva

    The external parts of the female reproductive tract surrounding the opening to the vagina.