Genetics Northern California

Glossary

TermDescription
VATER /VACTERL associationsBoth names are acronyms referring to a cluster of diverse abnormal conditions observed to occur together non-randomly. VACTERL describes abnormalities of the V = vertebrae, A = anus, C = cardiovascular tree, T = trachea, E = esophagus, R = renal system, and L =limb buds.