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Vacuum (used at birth)

a suction cup attached to the baby's head to ease

Varicella vaccine

helps prevent chickenpox. It is given to children once after they are 12 months old or to older children if they have never had chickenpox or been vaccinated. The varicella vaccine is given as a series of 2 shots.

Velocardiofacial/DiGeorge Syndrome

(22q11.2 deletion syndrome), a disorder

Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)

caused by a defect in chromosome 22, results in the poor development of

Verbal Behavioral Therapy (VBA)

several body systems. Medical problems include heart defects, poor immune

Vesicoureteral Reflux

urine collects in the bladder, backs up the ureter and into the kidneys

Vesicoureteral Reflux (Renal reflux)

a condition in which urine flows from the bladder, back up the ureter, and back into the kidneys


Behavioral disorders.

Voiding Cystourethrogram (VCUG)

A test done to examine the bladder and urethra while the bladder fills and empties. A radiopaque liquid (that can be seen on x-ray) is placed in the bladder through a catheter. The bladder is filled until the patient urinates. Radiographs (x-rays) are usually taken before, during, and after voiding. This test can reveal abnormalities of the inside of the urethra and bladder. The test can also determine whether the flow of urine is normal when the bladder empties.