Lateralis and Medialis: 3 of the 4 muscles of the
thigh that make up the quadriceps. Strong quads help protect
your knees. The 4th muscle is the rectus femoris. Cycling,
skiing, running and hiking downhill work these muscles
vegetarian, who eats only foods of plant origin
general term used to describe people who exclude meat, poultry,
fish or other animal-derived foods from their diets. An
ovo- vegetarian will eat vegetables plus eggs and egg products,
and an ovo-lacto- vegetarian will add milk to this regime.
Since no vegetable contains all of the essential amino acids
but eggs do, including eggs in the diet protects against
amino acid deficiency.
Vernix:Cheesy white substance
that coats the skin of newborns.
Gastrectomy: Also known as gastrectomy and
gastroplasty. A bariatric surgery in which surgeons divide
a patient's stomach into a slender vertical pouch.
that are required in very small amounts for the body to
stay healthy, but that must be obtained from the diet as
the body is unable to make them for themselves.
VO2 max: The
highest volume of oxygen a person can consume during exercise.
Often used as a predictor of potential in endurance sports.
Vein: In biology, a vein
is a blood vessel which returns blood from the microvasculature
to the heart. Veins form part of the circulatory system.
The vessels carrying blood away from the heart are known