Q

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Currently there are no “Q” terms in our dictionary.

Y

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Currently there are no “Y” terms in our dictionary.

zoster – varicella zoster

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See shingles.

zoster immune globulin (ZIG) or zoster immune plasma (ZIP)

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making the infection less serious. Zoster immune globulin is given as an intramuscular injection while plasma is given intravenously.

x-rays

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One form of radiation that can be used at low levels to produce an image of the body on film or at high levels to destroy cancer cells

white blood cells

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Cells in your blood that are most important in fighting infection. Examples; neutrophils or “polys”, and lymphocytes (“lymphs”)

vomit

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To eject the contents of your stomach through your mouth.

viruses

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measles, mumps, chicken pox, and the common cold.

vertigo

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Dizziness, especially the feeling that your surroundings are swirling.

vein

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A blood vessel carrying blood which is relatively lacking in oxygen from the tissues towards your heart and lungs. Veins are used to draw blood samples and administer IV fluids because blood in veins is not under pressure.

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