A mild infectious disease first observed in New York City, caused by Rickettsia akari, transmitted from its mouse host by chigger or adult mite bites. There is fever, a dark spot that becomes a small ulcer at the site of the bite, swollen glands (lymphadenopathy) in that region, and a raised blistery (vesicular) rash. Also known as rickettsialpox.
Inflammation of a vesicle, particularly of the seminal vesicles behind the male bladder.
The use of special X-ray equipment and a dye to examine the seminal vesicles and related structures. Vesiculography is most often used when prostate disease or cancer is suspected.
A tube in the body that carries fluids. Examples of vessels are blood vessels and lymph vessels.
- Vessel, afferent
A vessel that carries blood toward the heart. A vein or venule.
- Vessel, efferent
A vessel that carries blood away from the heart. Hence, an efferent vessel is an artery or an arteriole (a little artery).