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A to Z: Venom

Venom refers to poisonous substances that are administered by an animal to its prey or enemy through a bite or sting. Depending on the species, its effects can range from mildly irritating to deadly.

A to Z: Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)

Learn about congenital heart defects and conditions that affect the heart and circulatory system.

A to Z: Ventricular Tachycardia

Learn about ventricular tachycardia, a potentially life-threatening arrhythmia in which the heart beats too rapidly.

A to Z: Vesicoureteral Reflux (VUR)

Learn more about conditions and infections of the urinary tract and kidneys.

A to Z: Viral Exanthem

Learn about viral infections and causes of skin rashes.

A to Z: Viral Infection

A viral infection is a an infection caused by a virus (a type of germ).

A to Z: Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamin D deficiency is a condition that happens when a person isn't getting enough vitamin D, which is needed for strong bones and overall health.

A to Z: Vitiligo

Vitiligo is a loss of skin pigment that causes white spots or patches to appear on the skin.

A to Z: Von Hippel-Lindau Disease

Von Hippel-Lindau disease, or VHL, is a genetic disorder that causes blood vessels to grow abnormally.