The tube that connects the testes with the urethra. The vas deferens is a coiled duct that conveys sperm from the epididymis to the ejaculatory duct and the urethra.
- Vasa previa
A condition in which blood vessels within the placenta or the umbilical cord are trapped between the fetus and the opening to the birth canal, a situation that carries a high risk the fetus may die from hemorrhage due to a blood vessel tearing at the time the fetal membranes rupture or during labor and […]
Relating to blood vessels. For example, the vascular system in the body includes all of the veins and arteries. And, a vascular surgeon is an expert at evaluating and treating problems of the veins and arteries.
- Vascular bed
The vascular system, or a part thereof. For example, the pulmonary vascular bed describes the blood vessels of the lungs.
- Vascular dementia
A common form of dementia in older persons that is due to cerebrovascular disease, usually with stepwise deterioration from a series of small strokes and a patchy distribution of neurologic deficits affecting some functions and not others. Symptoms include confusion, problems with recent memory, wandering or getting lost in familiar places, loss of bladder or […]
- Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)
A substance made by cells that stimulates new blood vessel formation, a mitogen for vascular endothelial (vessel lining) cells. VEGF is a polypeptide structurally related to platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF). The gene for VEGF is on chromosome 6p12.