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viscerovisceral reaction

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(vĭs″ĕr-ō-vĭs′ĕr-ăl) A reaction taking place in the viscera as a result of stimulation of visceral receptors. Such reactions are usually below the level of consciousness.

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viscid

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(vis′ĭd) [L. viscidus, clammy, sticky] Adhering, glutinous, sticky.

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viscoelasticity

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(vĭs″kō-ē″lăs-tĭs′ĭ-tē) The property of being viscous and elastic.

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viscosimeter

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(vis″kŏ-sim′ĕt-ĕr) [L. viscosus, viscous + -meter] A device for measuring the viscosity of a fluid, esp. of blood.

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viscosimetry

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(vĭs″kō-sĭm′ĕ-trē) Measurement of the viscosity of a substance.

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viscosity

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(vis″kos′ĭt-ē) [L. viscosus] 1. The state of being sticky or gummy. 2. The resistance of a fluid to movement when forces are applied to it.

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specific v. The internal friction of a fluid, measured by comparing the rate of flow of the liquid through a tube with that of some standard liquid, or by measuring its resistance to gravity or other applied forces.

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viscosupplementation

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(vis″kō-sup″lĕ-mĕn-tā′shŏn) The injection of hyaluronate solution into osteoarthritic joints to alleviate pain and improve joint function.

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viscous

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(vĭs′kŭs) Sticky, gummy, gelatinous, with high viscosity.

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viscus

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(vĭs′kŭs) pl. viscera [L., body organ] Any internal organ enclosed within a cavity such as the thorax or abdomen.

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visibility

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(vĭz″ĭ-bĭl′ĭ-tē) [L. visibilitas] The quality of being visible.

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visible

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(vĭz′ĭ-bl) [L. visibilis] Capable of being seen.

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visile

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(vĭz′ĭl) [L. visum, seeing] 1. Pert. to vision. 2. Readily recalling what is seen, more than that which is audible or motile.

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vision

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(vizh′ŏn) [L. visio, a seeing] 1. The act of seeing external objects. SYN: sight; visual function. SEE: reading machine for the blind. 2. The sense by which light, color, form, and contrast are apprehended. 3. An imaginary sight.

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achromatic v. Complete color blindness.

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artificial v. An experimental technique to make it possible for some blind people to see as a result of electrical stimulation of the retina or the connection of digital video cameras to the visual cortex of the brain.

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binocular v. The visual sensation produced when the images perceived by each eye are fused to appear as one.

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central v. Vision resulting from light falling on the fovea centralis.

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day v. A condition in which one sees better during the day than at night, found in peripheral lesions of the retina such as retinitis pigmentosa. SYN: photopic v.

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dichromatic v. A form of defective color vision in which only ...

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