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CVS

CVS

cardiovascular system; chorionic villus sampling.

CVS

abbr.
chorionic villus sampling

chorionic villus sampling (CVS)

Etymology: Gk, L, shaggy hair, exemplum
the sampling of placental tissues for prenatal diagnosis of potential genetic defects. The sample is obtained through a catheter inserted into the cervix. One of the main advantages of having this test instead of amniocentesis is that it can be done earlier in pregnancy. Also called chorionic villus biopsy (CVB). Compare amniocentesis.

CVS

Abbreviation for:
cardiovascular surgery
cardiovascular system, see there
chorionic villus sampling, see there
clean voided specimen, see there
computer vision syndrome, see there
Council for Voluntary Service (Medspeak-UK)
current vital signs

CVS

1. Cardiovascular system, see there.
2. Chorionic villus sampling, see there.
3. Clean voided specimen, see there.

CVS

Abbreviation for chorionic villus sampling.

CVS

Abbrev. for the cardiovascular system. This consists of the heart and the blood vessels.

Chorionic villus sampling (CVS)

A procedure similar to amniocentesis, except that cells are taken from the chorionic membrane for testing. These cells, called chorionic villus cells, eventually become the placenta. The samples are collected either through the abdomen, as in amnio, or through the vagina. CVS can be done earlier in the pregnancy than amnio, but carries a somewhat higher risk.

CVS

cardiovascular system

CVS

Abbreviation for cardiovascular system.

CVS

cardiovascular system
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