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 […]
- Venereal wart
A wart that is confined primarily to the moist skin of the genitals. These warts are due to viruses belonging to the family of human papilloma viruses (HPVs) which are transmitted through sexual contact. The virus can also be transmitted from mother to baby during childbirth. Most people infected with HPV have no symptoms but […]
The puncture of a vein with a needle to withdraw blood. Also called phlebotomy or, more often, a blood draw.