V

Venipuncture

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

Vesicant

A medication or agent that may cause blistering.

Virus

A tiny infectious agent that is smaller than bacteria.

W

White blood cells (WBC)

General term for a variety of cells responsible for fighting invading germs, infection, and allergy-causing agents.

White blood count (WBC)

The actual number of white blood cells seen in a blood sample.

X

X-ray

High-energy electromagnetic radiation used to diagnose and treat disease. At low intensity it can be used to take films and diagnose disease, at high intensities it can be used to treat cancers.

News & Events

Wellforce and its provider organizations in partnership with Fallon Health, will offer a new...

 

Not to be missed...

 
Melrose-Wakefield Hospital
Wednesday, September 13
 
 
Hallmark Health Medical Center
Wednesdays, September 20-October 25
 
 
Melrose Church of the Nazarene
Tuesday, September 26


5K Walk and Run
Saturday, September 30
 
 
Lawrence Memorial Hospital
Wednesday, October 11
 
 
North Suburban (Malden) 
WIC Program
Saturday, October 14
 
 
Winchester Country Club
Monday, October  23
 
 
 
 
 
 
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