vesiculo-, vesicul-, vesiculi-

(Latin: [small] blister; literally, "small bladder")

1. A bag that fills with air.
2. A distensible membranous sac (usually containing liquid or gas).
3. An inflatable part of something, especially a football, that resembles a bag.
4. In medicine, a blister or small sac filled with fluid.
5. Any pouch or other flexible enclosure that can hold liquids or gases but usually refers to the hollow organ in the lower abdomen that stores urine; that is, the urinary bladder.
6. Etymology: Old English: bl├Ždre (West Saxon); bledre (Anglian).

The kidneys filter waste from the blood and produce urine, which enters the bladder through two tubes called ureters. Urine leaves the bladder through another tube, the urethra.

In women, the urethra is a short tube that opens just in front of the vagina. In men, it is longer, passing through the prostate gland and then the penis. Infection of the bladder is called cystitis.

Surgical removal of the entire prostate and seminal vesicles.
1. Excision of the prostate and seminal vesicles.
2. Surgical removal of the prostate gland and seminal vesicles.
Inflammation of the prostate and seminal vesicles.
Surgical excision of the ductus (vas) deferens (excretory duct of the testis which joins the excretory duct of the seminal vesicle to form the ejaculatory duct) and seminal vesicles.
1. Inflammation of the vas deferens and seminal vesicles; usually occurring with prostatitis
2. Inflammation of the ductus deferentes, vasa deferentia, (excretory duct of the testis, which unites with the excretory duct of the seminal vesicle to form the ejaculatory duct) and seminal vesicles.
vesicula (s), vesiculae (pl)
A small bladder or vesicle.
A reference to vesicles or small blisters.
vesicular eczema
Eczema accompanied by the formation of vesicles or small blisters.

Eczema is a particular type of inflammatory reaction of the skin in which there are typically vesicles (tiny blister-like raised areas) in the first stage followed by erythema (reddening), edema (swelling), papules (bumps), and crusting of the skin followed, finally, by lichenification (thickening) and scaling of the skin. Eczema characteristically causes itching and burning of the skin.

Having vesicles (small blisters) present.
The formation of vesicles (blisters or bladders) or the state of having or forming them.
Surgical resection of part or all of a seminal vesicle.
Having the shape of a visicle (small blister or bladder).
Inflammation of a vesicle (a small anatomically normal sac or bladderlike structure; especially, one containing fluid), and particularly of the seminal vesicles behind the male bladder.
A radiograph of the seminal vesicles.

Cross references of word groups that are related, partially or extensively, to: "blister, bump, swelling": bull-; ichor-; papulo-; pemphig-; puro-; pus-; pustu-; pyo-; suppurant-; tum-; vesico-.