RSIA Logo    
Home Image
medical glossary
local support groups
contact us

Medical Glossary - V

  • vibration white finger syndrome
    This is a condition in which the control of the blood vessels to the fingers is disturbed and one or more of the fingers become white as the blood supply is closed off. The hands become clumsy particularly in cold weather or cold working conditions. It is progressive and irreversible and has been a prescribed disease since 1985.

  • visual display unit
    The screen which is part of the computer or word processor.