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).
1) Having to do with a structure that is a vestibule (entrance), such as the vestibule of the ear. 2) Having to do with the body’s system for maintaining equilibrium.
- Vestibular apparatus
The vestibule and three semicircular canals of the inner ear. Like an internal carpenter’s level, these structures work with the brain to sense, maintain, and regain balance and a sense of where the body and its parts are positioned in space.
- Vestibular disorders
Disorders of the body’s balance (vestibular) system in the inner ear due to a tremendous range of conditions including vertigo, Meniere’s disease, acoustic neuroma, multiple sclerosis, syphilis, trauma, ear infections, medications toxic to the ear (ototoxic drugs), epilepsy (seizure disorders), etc. Diagnosis is by neurological tests, including Electronystagmography (ENG), in which the patient’s response to […]