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Vaginitis
An infection of the vagina usually caused by a fungus. A woman with this condition may have itching or burning and may notice a discharge. Women who have diabetes may develop vaginitis more often than women who do not have diabetes.

Vascular
Relating to the body's blood vessels (arteries, veins, and capillaries).

Vein
A blood vessel that carries blood to the heart.

See also: Blood vessels.

Visceral Neuropathy
See: Autonomic neuropathy.

Vitrectomy
Removing the gel from the center of the eyeball because it has blood and scar tissue in it that blocks sight. An eye surgeon replaces the clouded gel with a clear fluid.

See also: Diabetic retinopathy.

Vitreous Humor
The clear jelly (gel) that fills the center of the eye.

Void
To empty the bladder in order to obtain a urine sample for testing.

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