Medical term for a hangover.
From the Norwegian kveis (uneasiness following debauchery) + the Greek algia (pain).
- Velpeau hernia
A protrusion of tissue in front of the femoral blood vessels in the groin. Treatment is via ‘surgery.
- Vena cava, inferior
The large vein that receives blood from the lower extremities, pelvis, and abdomen and then empties that blood into the right atrium of the heart.
- Vena cava, superior
A large vein that receives blood from the head, neck, upper extremities, and thorax and empties it into the right atrium of the heart.
Having to do with sexual contact. For example, a venereal disease is a sexually transmitted disease.
- Venereal Disease Research Laboratory test
A blood test for syphilis. Venereal Disease Research Laboratory is commonly abbreviated VDRL. A negative (“nonreactive”) VDRL is compatible with a person not having syphilis. However, a person may a negative VDRL and still have syphilis since, in the early stages of the disease, the VDRL often gives negative results. This is called a false […]