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Vapreotide
Is a drug that belongs to the group of drugs called somatostatin analogs.
Venipuncture
Is the process of obtaining intravenous access for the purpose of collecting blood, starting a intravenous drip or to give medication.
Video capsule/Wireless Capsule Endoscopy.
A method to monitoring gastrointestinal diseases, a new type of video-telemetry capsule that is swallowed and journeys down the gastrointestinal tract while transmitting images . As such, the capsule, 11 mm in diameter and 30 mm long, i.e. about the size of a pill, provides a kind of inside view at a rate of two frames per second. Its video images are transmitted using UHF-band telemetry to aerials taped to the body.
Vincristine (brand name Vincasar®)
Vincristine is a chemotherapy drug, which slows or stops the growth of cancer cells in your body. The length of treatment depends on the types of drugs you are taking, how well your body responds to the treatment, and the type of cancer you have.
Vipoma
Also known as Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide-Producing Tumor or Pancreatic Endocrine Tumor. These are cancerous tumors that affect a type of hormone-secreting cell in the pancreas.Vipomas cause severe diarrhea, which can result in symptoms of hypokalemia (low blood potassium), and dehydration.
Virus
An infectious agent that is much smaller than a bacteria.
von Hippel-Lindau syndrome
Is a genetic condition involving the abnormal growth of bloodvessels in bodyparts such as the eyes, brain, spinal cord, adrenal glands, or other parts of the body. People with von Hippel-Lindau syndrome have a higher risk of developing some type of cancer.