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This medical term glossary provides explanations in plain English of a number of technical terms you may encounter in the process of pursuing a clinical negligence claim.
Valgus - Deformity of limbs characterised by softening of bones leading to bending away from the midline.
Valvotomy - Surgical opening of a valve.
Varus - Abnormal inward deviation of a limb.
Vasospasm - Spasm of a blood vessel.
Ventral - Inner forearm.
Ventricles - Cavities in the skull containing cerebral-spinal fluid.
Vertebra - A bone in the spine.
Vertigo - When your head ‘spins’.
Vestibular - Of or relating to the inner ear .
Visual acuity - Clarity of vision.
Visual fields - Area of sight.
Volar - The palm side of the hand.
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