Respiratory Glossary: (V)

Respiratory

Respiratory Glossary

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VQ Scan

Medical technique in which a radioactive scanning material is used to identify whether the patient suffers from a blockage in one of the lung arteries.

Vasodilator

Enlargement of the the body parts in which blood circulates via medication.

Ventilation

Pulmonary process characterized by the exchange of air that occurs while inhaling and exhaling.

Ventricle

Each of the two large cavities of the heart. There are two ventricles in the heart, the first one being the lower right chamber which is in charge of transporting blood all the way from the atrium to the lungs. While, the left main chamber transfers blood from the atrium to the whole system.

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