List of medical abbreviations: V

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Abbreviation Meaning
V ventilation
VA visual acuity
VAC vincristine, actinomycin D, and cyclophosphamide (chemotherapy regimen)
VAD ventricular assist device
vincristine, adriblastine, dexamethasone
Vag vaginal
VAI cincristine, actinomycin D, and ifosfamide (chemotherapy regimen)
VAMP vesicle-associated membrane protein
vincristine, adriblastine, methylprednisone
VAS vibroacoustic stimulation
visual analog scale
VB vaginal birth
VBAC vaginal birth after caesarean
VC vital capacity
VCTC voluntary counselling and testing centers (for HIV—government centres in India)
vCJD variant Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease
VCUG voiding cystourethrogram
VD vaginal delivery
venereal disease (outdated name for sexually transmitted disease)
volume of distribution
VDRF ventilator-dependent respiratory failure
VDRL Venereal Diseases Research Laboratory (old test for syphilis)
VE vaginal examination (manual examination)
VEB ventricular ectopic beat
VED Vacuum Erection Device
VEE Venezuelan equine encephalitis
VF
V-fib
ventricular fibrillation
VH visual hallucinations
vaginal hysterectomy
VIN vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia
VIP vasoactive intestinal peptide
VLDL very-low-density lipoprotein
VMA vanillylmandelic acid
violent mechanical asphyxia
VNPI Van Nuys prognostic scoring index (for ductal carcinoma)
VO verbal order
VOC vaso-occlusive crisis
VOD volume of distribution
VPA valproic acid
VPAP variable positive airway pressure
VPB ventricular premature beats (see premature ventricular contraction)
VPC (PVC) ventricular premature contraction
V/Q ventilation/perfusion scan
VRE vancomycin-resistant enterococcus
VRSA vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
VS vital signs
versus
VSD ventricular septal defect
VSR ventricular septal rupture (see myocardial rupture)
VSS vital signs stable
VT ventricular tachycardia
verotoxin
VTE venous thromboembolism
VTEC verotoxin-producing Escherichia coli, also known as enterohaemorrhagic E. coli
VUR vesicoureteral reflux
VWD ventral wall defect
Von Willebrand disease
VWF Von Willebrand factor
VZIG varicella zoster immune globulin
VZV varicella zoster virus