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Glossary of Terms

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Venepuncture

Puncturing a vein in order to obtain blood samples, to start an intravenous drip, or to give medication.

Vesicant

A medication or agent that may cause blistering.

Virus

A tiny infectious agent that is smaller than bacteria. The common cold is caused by a virus.

Vitamins

Organic substances essential to nutrition, can be taken naturally in foods or artificially in pill form.