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Medical terms glossary - V

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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