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    Dictionary of Medical Acronyms & Abbreviations
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  • V  in cardiography, unipolar chest lead; coefficient of variation; electrical potential [in volts]; in electroencephalography, vertex sharp transient; five; a logical binary relation that is true if any argument is true, and false otherwise; luminous efficiency; potential; potential energy [joules]; vaccinated, vaccine; vagina; valine; valve; vanadium; variable, variation; varnish; vector; vegetarian; vein [Lat. vena]; velocity; venom, venomous; venous; venous tumor invasion; ventilation; ventricle; ventricular [fibrillation]; verbal comprehension [factor]; vertebra; vertex; vestibular; Vibrio; vincristine; violet; viral [antigen]; virion; virulence; virus; vision; visual acuity; voice; volt; voltage; volume; vomiting
  • V0  no evidence of venous invasion [TNM (tumor-node-metastasis) classification]
  • V0.5  midpoint voltage
  • V1  primary visual area; venous [tumor] invasion assessed [TNM (tumor-node-metastasis) classification]
  • V1  mean flow velocity
  • V1 to V6  ventral 1 to ventral 6 [chest leads in ECG]
  • v  or [Lat. vel]; rate of reaction catalyzed by an enzyme; see [Lat. vide]; specific volume; valve; vein [Lat. vena]; velocity; venous; ventricular; versus; very; virus; vision; volt; volume
  • VA  alveolar ventilation; vacuum aspiration; valproic acid; vasodilator agent; ventricular aneurysm; ventricular arrhythmia; ventriculoatrial; ventroanterior; Veterans Administration; Veterans Affairs; vincristine, Adriamycin; viral antigen; visual acuity; visual aid; visual axis; volt-ampere; volume-average
  • VA  alveolar ventilation
  • V/A  volt/ampere
  • V-A  veno-arterial
  • Va  activated factor V
  • Va  alveolar ventilation
  • va  volt-ampere
  • VAAE  vaccine-associated adverse events
  • VAB  vincristine, actinomycin D, and bleomycin; violent antisocial behavior
  • VAB-6  vincristine, actinomycin, bleomycin, cisplatin, Cytoxan
  • VABP  venoarterial bypass pumping
  • VABS  Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales
  • VAC  ventriculoatrial conduction; vincristine, doxorubicin, and cyclophosphamide; virus capsid antigen
  • vac  vacuum
  • VACA  Valvuloplasty and Angioplasty in Congenital Anomalies [registry]
  • VAcc  visual acuity with correction
  • vacc  vaccination
  • VACO  Veterans Affairs Central Office
  • VACS  Veterans Administration Cooperative Study
  • VACSDM  Veterans Affairs Cooperative Study on Glycemic Control and Complications in Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus
  • VACT  Veterans Administration Cooperative Trial
  • VACTERL  vertebral abnormalities, anal atresia, cardiac abnormalities, tracheoesophageal fistula and/or esophageal atresia, renal agenesis and dysplasia, and limb defects [association]
  • VACV  vaccinia virus
  • VAD  venous access device; ventricular assist device; vinblastine and dexamethasone; virus-adjusting diluent; vitamin A deficiency
  • VaD  vascular dementia
  • VADD  vitamin A deficiency disorder
  • VAE  venous air emboli; vertical attachment energy
  • VA-ECMO  venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
  • VAEG  visual and auditory environment generator
  • VAERS  Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System
  • VAEV  Vearoy virus
  • VAF  viral-free antigen
  • VAG  vibroarthrography
  • vag  vagina, vaginal, vaginitis
  • VAG HYST  vaginal hysterectomy
  • VAH  vertebral ankylosing hyperostosis; Veterans Affairs Hospital; virilizing adrenal hyperplasia
  • VA-HIT  Veterans Affairs High-density Lipoprotein Intervention Trial
  • VAHS  virus-associated hemophagocytic syndrome
  • VAIN  vaginal intraepithelial neoplasm
  • Vak  atrial volume constant
  • VAL  valproate
  • Val  valine
  • val  valine; valve
  • VALE  visual acuity, left eye
  • Val-HeFT  Valsartan-Heart Failure Trial
  • VALIANT  Valsartan in Acute Myocardial Infarction [study]
  • VALID  Velocity Assessment for Lesions of Intermediate Severity [trial]
  • VALID II  Velocity Assessment for Lesions of Indeterminate Severity [trial]
  • ValRS  valyl ribonucleic acid [RNA] synthetase
  • VALUE  Valsartan Antihypertensive Long-term Use Evaluation
  • VAM  ventricular arrhythmia monitor; virtual archive manager [database element]
  • VAMC  Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • VAMP  venous arterial blood management protection system; vincristine, amethopterine, 6-mercaptopurine, and prednisone
  • VAN  value-added network; vein, artery, nerve
  • VANQWISH  Veterans Affairs Non-Q-wave Infarction Strategies In-Hospital [study]
  • VAP  vaginal acid phosphatase; variant angina pectoris; venous access port; ventilator-associated pneumonia; virulence-attenuated pool
  • vap  vapor
  • VAPP  vaccine-associated paralytic poliomyelitis
  • VAPS  visual analog pain score
  • VAPSE  variation affecting protein structure or expression
  • VAPSHCS  Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System
  • Va/Q  alveolar ventilation/perfusion
  • VA/QC  ventilation-perfusion [ratio]
  • VAR  vector autoregressive [model algorithm]; veno-arteriolar reflex; visual-auditory range
  • Var  variable; variant, variation, variety; varicella
  • var  variable; variant, variation, variety; varicose
  • VARE  visual acuity, right eye
  • VARETA  variable-resolution electromagnetic tomography
  • VA RNA  virus-associated ribonucleic acid [RNA]
  • VARPRO  variable projection
  • VARS  valyl-transfer ribonucleic acid synthetase
  • VARV  variola virus
  • VAS  vagal afferents; vascular; vascular access service; ventricular assist system; ventriculo-atrial shunt; Verapamil Angioplasty Study; vesicle attachment site; vestibular aqueduct syndrome; Veterans Adjustment Scale; vibro-acoustic stimulation; viral arthritis syndrome; Visual Analogue Scale
  • VASC  vascular; Verbal Auditory Screen for Children; visual-auditory screening
  • VAsc  visual acuity without correction
  • vasc  vascular
  • VASD  Vascular Access Service Database
  • VASP  vasodilator-stimulated phosphoprotein
  • VASPNAF  Veterans Administration Stroke Prevention in Nonrheumatic Atrial Fibrillation [study]
  • VAS RAD  vascular radiology
  • VAST  visual analysis systems technology
  • VAST/STT  visual analysis systems technology/space-time toolkit
  • VAT  variable antigen type; vaso-occlusive angiotherapy; ventricular accommodation test; ventricular activation time; vesicular amine transformer; video-assisted thoracoscopy; visceral adipose tissue; visual action therapy; visual action time; visual apperception test; vocational apperception test
  • VATER  vertebral defects, imperforate anus, tracheoesophageal fistula, and radial and renal dysplasia
  • v-ATPase  vascular adenosine triphosphatase
  • VATS  Veterans Administration medical center transference syndrome; video-assisted thoracic surgery
  • VATs  surface variable antigen
  • VATT  vascular anatomy teaching tool
  • VAV  variable air volume
  • VB  vaginal bulb; valence bond; venous blood; ventrobasal; Veronal buffer; vertebrobasilar; viable birth; vinblastine; virus buffer; voided bladder
  • Vb  vinblastine
  • VBAC  vaginal birth after cesarean section
  • VBAIN  vertebrobasilar artery insufficiency nystagmus
  • VBC  vincristine, bleomycin, and cisplatin; visualization in biomedical computing; volumetric based capnometry
  • VBD  vanishing bile duct; Veronal-buffered diluent
  • VBE  visualized bronchus endoscope
  • VBF  variable bandwidth filter [ECG]
  • VBG  vagotomy and Billroth gastroenterostomy; venous blood gases; venous bypass graft; vertical-banded gastroplasty
  • VBI  ventral blood island; vertebrobasilar insufficiency; vertebrobasilar ischemia
  • VBL  vinblastine
  • VbMF  vinblastine, methotrexate, 5-fluorouracil
  • VBNC  viable but nonculturable [microorganisms]
  • vBNS  very high bandwidth network service; very high-performance backbone network services
  • VBOS  Veronal-buffered oxalated saline
  • VBP  vagal body paraganglia; venous blood pressure; ventricular premature beat
  • VBR  ventricular brain ratio; vertebral body repositioning
  • VBS  Veronal-buffered saline; vertebrobasilar system
  • VBS:FBS  Veronal-buffered saline-fetal bovine serum
  • VBWG  Vascular Biology Working Group
  • VBX  visual basic controls
  • VC  color vision; variance cardiography; variation coefficient; vascular changes; vasoconstriction; vena cava; venereal case; venous capacitance; ventilatory capacity; ventral column; ventricular contraction; vertebral canal; Veterinary Corps; videocassette; video conference; vincristine; vinyl chloride; virtual coloscopy; virus C; visual capacity; visual cortex; vital capacity; vocal cord
  • V/C  ventilation/circulation [ratio]
  • Vc  vital capacity
  • Vc  volume of [central] compartment
  • VCA  vancomycin, colistin, and anisomycin; viral capsid antigen
  • VCAM  vascular cell adhesion molecule
  • VCAP  vincristine, cyclophosphamide, Adriamycin, and prednisone
  • VCB  ventricular capture beat
  • vCBF  venous cerebral blood flow
  • VCC  vasoconstrictor center; ventral cell column
  • VC-CFMV  volume-controlled constant flow mechanical ventilation
  • VCD  Van Capelle-Durrer [model of cardiac cell depolarization-repolarization]; vibrational circular dichroism
  • VCE  vagina, ectocervix, and endocervix
  • VCF  velocardiofacial [syndrome]; velocity of circumferential fiber [lengthening]; ventricular contractility function
  • VCFG  volume-cycled flow generator
  • VCFmin  minimum velocity of circumferential fiber [lengthening]
  • VCFS  velo-cardio-facial syndrome
  • VCG  vectorcardiogram, vectorcardiography; voiding cystourethrography; volumetric cardiogram
  • VCHS  Virginia Center for Health Statistics
  • VCL  vinculin; visual concept library; Voxtool Command Language
  • VCM  vinyl chloride monomer
  • VcM  volume of [central] compartment for metabolite
  • VCMP  vincristine, cyclophosphamide, melphalan, and prednisone
  • VCN  vancomycin, colistomethane, and nystatin; Vibrio cholerae neuraminidase
  • VCO  endogenous production of carbon monoxide; voltage-controlled oscillator
  • VCO  endogenous production of carbon monoxide
  • VCO2  carbon dioxide output; carbon dioxide elimination rate
  • VCO2  carbon dioxide output
  • VCP  vincristine, cyclophosphamide, and prednisone
  • VCR  vasoconstriction rate; vincristine; volume clearance rate
  • VCRS  virtual center for renal support [telemedicine]; voluntary cardiorespiratory synchronization
  • VCS  vasoconstrictor substance; vesicocervical space; virtual chart system
  • VCSA  viral cell surface antigen
  • VCSF  ventricular cerebrospinal fluid
  • VCT  venous clotting time; voluntary counseling and testing
  • VCU  video conference unit; videocystourethrography; voiding cystourethrogram, voiding cystourethrography
  • VCUG  vesicoureterogram; voiding cystourethrogram
  • VCV  vein chlorosis virus; vein clearing virus
  • VD  vapor density; vascular disease; vasodilation, vasodilator; venereal disease; venous dilatation; ventricular dilator; ventrodorsal; verbal dysphasia; vertical deviation; vertical divergence; video-disk; viral diarrhea; voided; volume of dead space; volume of distribution
  • V&D  vomiting and diarrhea
  • VD  dead space; volume of distribution
  • Vd  value of [drug] distribution; viroid; voided, voiding; volume dead space; volume of distribution
  • Vd  apparent volume of distribution
  • D  dead space
  • VDA  virtual DNA analysis; visual discriminatory acuity
  • VDAC  voltage-dependent anion channel
  • VDB  virtual database
  • VdB  van der Bergh [test]
  • VDBR  volume of distribution of bilirubin
  • VDC  vasodilator center
  • VDCC  voltage dependent calcium channel
  • VDD  atrial synchronous ventricular inhibited [pacemaker]; vitamin D-dependent
  • VDDR  vitamin D-dependent rickets
  • VDE  vertical detachment energy
  • VDEL  Venereal Disease Experimental Laboratory
  • VDEM  vasodepressor material
  • VDF  ventricular diastolic fragmentation
  • VDG, VD-G  venereal disease-gonorrhea
  • vdg  voiding
  • VDH  valvular disease of the heart
  • VDI  venous distensibility index; virus defective interfering [particle]
  • Vdia  diastolic potential
  • VDL  vasodepressor lipid; visual detection level
  • VDM  vasodepressor material
  • vDOC  virtual distributed online clinic
  • VDP  ventricular premature depolarization
  • VDR  venous diameter ratio; vitamin D receptor
  • VDRG  vitamin D receptor gene
  • VDRL  Venereal Disease Research Laboratory [test for syphilis]
  • VDRR  vitamin D-resistant rickets
  • VDRS  Verdun Depression Rating Scale
  • VDRT  venereal disease reference test
  • VDS  vasodilator substance; vindesine
  • VDS, VD-S  venereal disease-syphilis
  • VDT  vector distance transform; vibration disappearance threshold; visual display terminal; visual distortion test
  • VDU  video display unit
  • VDV  ventricular end-diastolic volume
  • VD/VT  dead space to tidal volume [ratio]
  • Vd/Vt  dead space ventilation/total ventilation [ratio]
  • VDWS  van der Woude syndrome
  • VE  vaginal examination; valve-equivalent [mechanical]; vascular endothelial; Venezuelan encephalitis; venous emptying; venous extension; ventilation; ventilatory equivalent; ventricular elasticity; ventricular extrasystole; vertex; vesicular exanthema; viral encephalitis; virtual endoscopy; virtual environment; visual efficiency; vitamin E; volume ejection; voluntary effort
  • V&E  Vinethine and ether
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