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 these viruses increase a woman’s risk for cancer of the cervix. HPV infection is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States. It is also the leading cause of abnormal PAP smears and pre-cancerous changes of the cervix in women.
There is no cure for genital warts virus infection. Once contracted, the virus can stay with a person for life.
The puncture of a vein with a needle to withdraw blood. Also called phlebotomy or, more often, a blood draw.
A poison, particularly one secreted by an animal. Examples are bee venom, snake venom, scorpion venom, and spider venom. Snake venom is also called venin.
- Venom, scorpion
The potent poison of the scorpion. A sting can be fatal to a person who is allergic to it. A scorpion is an insect that has an elongated body and a segmented, curved tail tipped with a venomous stinger. Grasping, fingerlike first appendages are other typical features. The toxicity of scorpion venom varies by species. […]
1. Full of venom. 2. Having venom, like some snakes and insects. 3. By extension, noxious, as a venomous tongue.
- Venous aneurysm
A localized widening and bulging of a vein. At the area of a venous aneurysm, the vein wall is weakened and may rupture.