Vaginal Birth After Cesarian section. Although the abbreviation VBAC (pronounced VEE-back) does not appear in standard medical dictionaries, it is in active international use.
- Vibration white finger
The original name for a painful and potentially disabling condition of the fingers, hands, and arms due to vibration. Known now preferably as the hand-arm vibration syndrome. In this syndrome, there is initially a tingling sensation in the fingers with numbness. The fingers then become white and swollen when cold and then red and painful […]
A group of bacteria that includes Vibrio cholerae, the agent that causes cholera. Other species are common in salt and fresh water as well as soil. Vibrio move about particularly actively.
- Vibrio cholerae
One of the Vibrio bacteria, V. cholerae (as the name implies) is the agent of cholera, a devastating and sometimes lethal disease with profuse watery diarrhea. Like other Vibrio, V. cholerae moves about actively. The word “vibrio” in Latin means “to quiver.”
- Vibrio vulnificus
CDC.gov. Vibrio vulnificus.
- Vibrotactile aid
A mechanical instrument attached to the head, near the ear(s), that helps individuals who are deaf to detect and interpret sounds through their sense of touch. It is called a vibrotactile aid because it serves as an aid by permitting a person to feel the vibrations, in this case, of sounds.