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    Ulcer - Sore on the skin surface or on the stomach lining.

    Ureters - Two tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder.

    Urethra - Narrow channel through which urine passes from the bladder out of the body.

    Urinary retention - The inability to empty the bladder.

    Uterus (Also called the womb.) - The uterus is a hollow, pear-shaped organ located in a woman's lower abdomen, between the bladder and the rectum, that sheds its lining each month during menstruation and in which a fertilized egg implants and grows into a fetus.


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    Vaccination - Injection of a vaccine to create immunity.

    Vagina - The passage (birth canal) connecting the female external genitalia with the uterus.

    Vaginitis - An infection of the vagina usually caused by a fungus. A woman with this condition may have itching or burning and may notice a discharge.

    Vaporizer - A machine that adds moisture to the air to prevent dryness in the mouth, nose, and throat. Vaporizers typically put out hot steam.

    Vascular - Pertaining to blood vessels (arteries, veins, and capillaries).

    Vitrectomy - An operation to remove the blood that sometimes collects at the back of the eyes when a person has eye disease.

    Volvulus - Twisting of the stomach or large intestine.

    Vomiting - Release of stomach contents through the mouth.


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    Wart - A raised growth on the surface of the skin or other organ.

    Water-soluble - Dissolves in water.

    Wax - High-molecular-weight hydrocarbons; they are insoluble in water.


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    Xerostomia - a dry mouth condition; can be caused by a number of things, including rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, kidney failure, infection with HIV (the virus that causes AIDS), drugs used to treat depression, and radiation treatment for mouth or throat cancer.

    Xanthomas - Are deposits of fatty materials under the surface of the skin ranging in size from very small to more than 3 inches in diameter.


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    Yasargil clip - A particular design of device for occluding the neck of a cerebral aneurysm.


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    Zenker's diverticulum
    - Pouches in the esophagus from increased pressure in and around the esophagus.


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