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  • l   noun the 12th letter of the Roman alphabet;  a metric unit of capacity equal to the volume of 1 kilogram of pure water at 4 degrees centigrade and 760 mm of mercury (or approximately 1.76 pints);  a cgs unit of illumination equal to the brightness of a perfectly diffusing surface that emits or reflects one lumen per square centimeter
  • la   noun the syllable naming the sixth (submediant) note of a major or minor scale in solmization;  a state in southern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War;  a white soft metallic element that tarnishes readily; occurs in rare earth minerals and is usually classified as a rare earth
  • la dilacor xr tiazac.
  • laam.
  • laam levo.
  • labetalol   noun antihypertensive drug (trade names Trandate and Normodyne) that blocks alpha and beta adrenergic receptors of the sympathetic nervous system (leading to a decrease in blood pressure)
  • labial   adj. relating to or near the female labium;  of or relating to the lips of the mouth;  noun a consonant whose articulation involves movement of the lips
  • labor   noun productive work (especially physical work done for wages);  a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages;  any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted; the federal department responsible for promoting the working conditions of wage earners in the United States; created in 1913;  a political party formed in Great Britain in 1900; characterized by the promotion of labor's interests and the socialization of key industries; an organized attempt by workers to improve their status by united action (particularly via labor unions) or the leaders of this movement; concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of labor to the birth of a child;  verb undergo the efforts of childbirth;  work hard;  strive and make an effort to reach a goal
  • labor and delivery.
  • labor and delivery in.
  • laboratories.
  • laboratory   noun a workplace for the conduct of scientific research; a region resembling a laboratory inasmuch as it offers opportunities for observation and practice and experimentation
  • laboratory evaluation.
  • laboratory studies.
  • laboratory tests.
  • labrum.
  • labyrinthitis   noun inflammation of the inner ear; can cause vertigo and vomiting
  • lacerations.
  • lachman.
  • lack   noun the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable;  verb be without
  • lacrimal   adj. relating to or located near the organ that produces tears;  of or relating to tears
  • lacrimal duct obstruction congenital nasal.
  • lactam.
  • lactase   noun any of a group of enzymes (trade name Lactaid) that hydrolyze lactose to glucose and galactose
  • lactate   noun a salt or ester of lactic acid;  verb give suck to
  • lactate dehydrogenase.
  • lactation   noun the production and secretion of milk by the mammary glands;  the period following birth during which milk is secreted;  feeding an infant by giving suck at the breast
  • lactic   adj. of or relating to or obtained from milk (especially sour milk or whey)
  • lactose   noun a sugar comprising one glucose molecule linked to a galactose molecule; occurs only in milk
  • lactulose.
  • lad   noun a male child (a familiar term of address to a boy);  a boy or man
  • lada.
  • laennec.
  • laennec cirrhosis.
  • lagb.
  • lagb laparoscopic adjustable gastric.
  • lambert   noun English composer and conductor (1905 1951);  a cgs unit of illumination equal to the brightness of a perfectly diffusing surface that emits or reflects one lumen per square centimeter
  • lamberts.
  • lamblia.
  • lamivudine   noun a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor that is very effective in combination with zidovudine in treating AIDS and HIV
  • lamotrigine.
  • lange   noun United States photographer remembered for her portraits of rural workers during the Depression (1895 1965)
  • langer.
  • language   noun the mental faculty or power of vocal communication;  a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols;  the cognitive processes involved in producing and understanding linguistic communication;  a system of words used to name things in a particular discipline;  the text of a popular song or musical comedy number;  (language) communication by word of mouth
  • language literacy as factor in health and health care disparities.
  • lantus.
  • lap   noun movement once around a course;  a flap that lies over another part;  the part of a piece of clothing that covers the thighs; the upper side of the thighs of a seated person;  an area of control or responsibility;  touching with the tongue;  verb take up with the tongue;  move with or cause to move with a whistling or hissing sound;  lie partly over or alongside of something or of one another; wash or flow against;  pass the tongue over
  • laparoscopic.
  • laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding.
  • lapointe.
  • large   adj. having broad power and range and scope;  above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent;  fairly large or important in effect; influential;  in an advanced stage of pregnancy;  conspicuous in position or importance;  generous and understanding and tolerant;  ostentatiously lofty in style;  adv. with the wind abaft the beam;  at a distance, wide of something (as of a mark);  in a boastful manner;  noun a garment size for a large person
  • large for gestational age.
  • larva   noun the immature free living form of most invertebrates and amphibians and fish which at hatching from the egg is fundamentally unlike its parent and must metamorphose
  • laryngeal   adj. of or relating to or situated in the larynx
  • laryngismus   noun laryngeal spasm caused by the sudden contraction of laryngeal muscles
  • laryngitis   noun inflammation of the mucous membrane of the larynx; characterized by hoarseness or loss of voice and coughing
  • laryngomalacia.
  • laryngopharyngeal   adj. of or relating to the larynx and pharynx
  • laryngopharyngeal reflux reflux laryngitis.
  • laryngoscopy.
  • laryngotracheitis.
  • laryngotracheobronchitis   noun inflammation of the larynx and trachea and bronchial passageways
  • laryngotracheobronchitis croup.
  • larynx   noun a cartilaginous structure at the top of the trachea; contains elastic vocal cords that are the source of the vocal tone in speech
  • las.
  • laser assisted.
  • laser assisted in situ keratomileusis.
  • lasik.
  • lasix   noun commonly used diuretic (trade name Lasix) used to treat hypertension and edema
  • lata.
  • latch on   verb take hold of or attach to;  understand, usually after some initial difficulty;  adopt
  • late   adj. having died recently;  being or occurring at an advanced period of time or after a usual or expected time;  at or toward an end or late period or stage of development;  of a later stage in the development of a language or literature; used especially of dead languages;  of the immediate past or just previous to the present time;  (used especially of persons) of the immediate past;  after the expected or usual time; delayed;  adv. later than usual or than expected;  at an advanced age or stage;  in the recent past;  to an advanced time
  • late pregnancy complications.
  • latent autoimmune diabetes in adults.
  • latent tuberculosis infection.
  • latex agglutination.
  • latum.
  • latv.
  • latv live attenuated influenza vaccine.
  • law   noun the learned profession that is mastered by graduate study in a law school and that is responsible for the judicial system; a rule or body of rules of conduct inherent in human nature and essential to or binding upon human society;  a generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature;  legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity;  the collection of rules imposed by authority;  the branch of philosophy concerned with the law and the principles that lead courts to make the decisions they do;  the force of policemen and officers
  • lawrence   noun a town in northeastern Kansas on the Kansas River; scene of raids by John Brown in 1856;  English novelist and poet and essayist whose work condemned industrial society and explored sexual relationships (1885 1930);  United States physicist who developed the cyclotron (1901 1958);  English actress (1898 1952);  English portrait painter remembered for the series of portraits of the leaders of the alliance against Napoleon (1769 1830);  Welsh soldier who from 1916 to 1918 organized the Arab revolt against the Turks; he later wrote an account of his adventures (1888 1935); Roman martyr; supposedly Lawrence was ordered by the police to give up the church's treasure and when he responded by presenting the poor people of Rome he was roasted to death on a gridiron (died in 258)
  • laws   noun the first of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures comprising the first five books of the Hebrew Bible considered as a unit
  • lay   adj. not of or from a profession;  concerning those not members of the clergy;  noun a narrative poem of popular origin;  a narrative song with a recurrent refrain;  verb put in a horizontal position;  lay eggs;  prepare or position for action or operation;  impose as a duty, burden, or punishment;  put into a certain place or abstract location
  • laying   noun the production of eggs (especially in birds)
  • lbbb.
  • lc.
  • lcis.
  • lcis lobular carcinoma in situ.
  • ldh.
  • ldl   noun a lipoprotein that transports cholesterol in the blood; composed of moderate amount of protein and a large amount of cholesterol; high levels are thought to be associated with increased risk of coronary heart disease and atherosclerosis
  • le   noun a chronic inflammatory collagen disease affecting connective tissue (skin or joints)
  • lea   noun a unit of length of thread or yarn;  a field covered with grass or herbage and suitable for grazing by livestock
  • lead   noun the playing of a card to start a trick in bridge;  a position of leadership (especially in the phrase `take the lead');  mixture of graphite with clay in different degrees of hardness; the marking substance in a pencil;  thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing;  an advantage held by a competitor in a race; evidence pointing to a possible solution;  the introductory section of a story;  a news story of major importance;  (baseball) the position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base; (sports) the score by which a team or individual is winning;  the angle between the direction a gun is aimed and the position of a moving target (correcting for the flight time of the missile);  a soft heavy toxic malleable metallic element; bluish white when freshly cut but tarnishes readily to dull grey;  a jumper that consists of a short piece of wire;  restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal;  the timing of ignition relative to the position of the piston in an internal combustion engine;  an indication of potential opportunity;  an actor who plays a principal role;  verb cause to undertake a certain action;  travel in front of; go in advance of others; take somebody somewhere;  tend to or result in;  be ahead of others; be the first;  pass or spend;  preside over;  lead, as in the performance of a composition;  move ahead (of others) in time or space;  be in charge of;  be conducive to;  have as a result or residue;  stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point;  lead, extend, or afford access; cause something to pass or lead somewhere
  • leadership   noun the activity of leading;  the ability to lead;  the body of people who lead a group;  the status of a leader
  • leadership engagement characteristic of.
  • leading   adj. going or proceeding or going in advance; showing the way;  indicating the most important performer or role;  greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement;  having the leading position or higher score in a contest;  noun the activity of leading;  thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing
  • league   noun an association of sports teams that organizes matches for its members;  an association of states or organizations or individuals for common action;  an obsolete unit of distance of variable length (usually 3 miles);  verb unite to form a league
  • league against rheumatism.
  • league against rheumatism classification.
  • learn   verb gain knowledge or skills;  get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally;  be a student of a certain subject;  commit to memory; learn by heart;  impart skills or knowledge to;  find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
  • learn culturally appropriate communication skills.
  • learning   noun the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge;  profound scholarly knowledge
  • learning disabilities.
  • ledipasvir.
  • leflunomide   noun an anti TNF compound (trade name Arava) that is given orally; can slow the progression of rheumatoid arthritis by slowing the proliferation of white blood cells which reduces inflammation in the synovium
  • left   adj. intended for the left hand;  of or belonging to the political or intellectual left;  being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the west when facing north;  not used up;  adv. toward or on the left; also used figuratively;  noun a turn toward the side of the body that is on the north when the person is facing east;  the hand that is on the left side of the body;  those who support varying degrees of social or political or economic change designed to promote the public welfare;  location near or direction toward the left side; i.e. the side to the north when a person or object faces east; the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's left
  • left anterior descending coronary.
  • left anterior descending coronary artery.
  • left bundle branch block.
  • left sided.
  • left sided native valve endocarditis.
  • left ventricular hypertrophy.
  • left ventricular systolic dysfunction.
  • leg   noun (nautical) the distance traveled by a sailing vessel on a single tack;  a cloth covering consisting of the part of a pair of trousers that covers a person's leg;  one of the supports for a piece of furniture;  a human limb; commonly used to refer to a whole limb but technically only the part of the limb between the knee and ankle; a structure in animals that is similar to a human leg and used for locomotion;  the limb of an animal used for food;  a section or portion of a journey or course;  a prosthesis that replaces a missing leg;  a part of a forked or branching shape
  • legal   adj. allowed by official rules;  established by or founded upon law or official or accepted rules;  having legal efficacy or force;  of or relating to jurisprudence;  relating to or characteristic of the profession of law
  • legal options for child with conduct disorder.
  • legg.
  • legg calve perthes.
  • legionella   noun the motile aerobic rod shaped Gram negative bacterium that thrives in central heating and air conditioning systems and can cause Legionnaires' disease
  • legionnaire   noun a soldier who is a member of a legion (especially the French Foreign Legion);  a member of the American Legion
  • legs   noun staying power
  • leiden   noun a city in the western Netherlands; residence of the Pilgrim Fathers for 11 years before they sailed for America in 1620
  • leishmaniasis   noun sores resulting from a tropical infection by protozoa of the genus Leishmania which are spread by sandflies
  • lemke.
  • lenalidomide.
  • length   noun a section of something that is long and narrow;  the linear extent in space from one end to the other; the longest horizontal dimension of something that is fixed in place;  the property of being the extent of something from beginning to end;  continuance in time;  size of the gap between two places
  • lennox gastaut.
  • lens   noun a transparent optical device used to converge or diverge transmitted light and to form images;  electronic equipment that uses a magnetic or electric field in order to focus a beam of electrons; biconvex transparent body situated behind the iris in the eye; it focuses light waves on the retina;  (metaphor) a channel through which something can be seen or understood;  genus of small erect or climbing herbs with pinnate leaves and small inconspicuous white flowers and small flattened pods: lentils
  • lensectomy vitrectomy.
  • lenses.
  • lenticonus.
  • lentiginous   adj. relating to or covered with or resembling freckles
  • lentigo   noun a small brownish spot (of the pigment melanin) on the skin
  • leo   noun the fifth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about July 23 to August 22;  a zodiacal constellation in northern hemisphere between Cancer and Virgo;  (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Leo
  • leonard   noun United States writer of thrillers (born in 1925)
  • leopold.
  • lep.
  • lep patients limited english proficient.
  • leprosy   noun chronic granulomatous communicable disease occurring in tropical and subtropical regions; characterized by inflamed nodules beneath the skin and wasting of body parts; caused by the bacillus Mycobacterium leprae
  • leptin pomc melanocortin.
  • leptin pomc melanocortin axis obesity and.
  • leptospirosis   noun an infectious disease cause by leptospira and transmitted to humans from domestic animals; characterized by jaundice and fever
  • leriche.
  • lesbian   adj. of female homosexuality;  noun a resident of Lesbos;  a female homosexual
  • lesbian gay bisexual and transgender and.
  • lesbians.
  • lesion   noun any visible abnormal structural change in a bodily part;  any break in the skin or an organ caused by violence or surgical incision
  • lesions.
  • lesions in siadh.
  • lesions of dilated pupils.
  • less   adj. (comparative of `little' usually used with mass nouns) a quantifier meaning not as great in amount or degree;  (nonstandard in some uses but often idiomatic with measure phrases) fewer; (usually preceded by `no') lower in quality;  adv. used to form the comparative of some adjectives and adverbs;  comparative of little
  • lessons.
  • letter   noun a written message addressed to a person or organization;  an award earned by participation in a school sport;  the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech;  a strictly literal interpretation (as distinct from the intention);  owner who lets another person use something (housing usually) for hire; verb mark letters on or mark with letters;  set down or print with letters;  win an athletic letter
  • letterer   noun a painter of letters
  • leukemia   noun malignant neoplasm of blood forming tissues; characterized by abnormal proliferation of leukocytes; one of the four major types of cancer
  • leukemogenic.
  • leukemogenic agents estimated cumulative.
  • leukemoid.
  • leukeran   noun an alkalating agent (trade name Leukeran) used to treat some kinds of cancer
  • leukocoria.
  • leukocyte   noun blood cells that engulf and digest bacteria and fungi; an important part of the body's defense system
  • leukocyte alkaline phosphatase.
  • leukocytes.
  • leukocytes and platelets disorders of.
  • leukocytosis   noun an abnormal increase in the number of white blood cells in the blood as a result of infection (as in leukemia)
  • leukoencephalopathy.
  • leukopenia   noun an abnormal lowering of the white blood cell count
  • leukoplakia.
  • leukostasis.
  • leuprolide.
  • levatol.
  • levator   noun a muscle that serves to lift some body part (as the eyelid or lip)
  • level   adj. oriented at right angles to the plumb;  being on a precise horizontal plane;  not showing abrupt variations;  of the score in a contest;  having a surface without slope, tilt in which no part is higher or lower than another;  noun indicator that establishes the horizontal when a bubble is centered in a tube of liquid;  height above ground; an abstract place usually conceived as having depth;  a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale;  a flat surface at right angles to a plumb line;  a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality;  a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process;  a relative position or degree of value in a graded group;  verb become level or even;  talk frankly with; lay it on the line;  aim at;  tear down so as to make flat with the ground;  direct into a position for use;  make level or straight
  • levels.
  • leventhal.
  • leventhal syndrome.
  • levitra   noun virility drug (trade name Levitra) used to treat erectile dysfunction in men
  • levo.
  • levocetirizine.
  • levodopa   noun the levorotatory form of dopa (trade names Bendopa and Brocadopa and Larodopa); as a drug it is used to treat Parkinson's disease
  • levodopa in parkinson.
  • levofloxacin.
  • levonorgestrel.
  • levonorgestrel intrauterine device for primary.
  • levothyroxine.
  • lewy.
  • lexapro.
  • lga.
  • lgbt.
  • lgbt patients lesbian gay bisexual and transgender.
  • lgbtq.
  • lh   noun a gonadotropic hormone that is secreted by the anterior pituitary; stimulates ovulation in female mammals and stimulates androgen release in male mammals
  • lhermitte.
  • libido   noun (psychoanalysis) a Freudian term for sexual urge or desire
  • libman.
  • library   noun a depository built to contain books and other materials for reading and study;  a room where books are kept;  a building that houses a collection of books and other materials;  (computing) a collection of standard programs and subroutines that are stored and available for immediate use;  a collection of literary documents or records kept for reference or borrowing
  • lice.
  • lichen   noun any thallophytic plant of the division Lichenes; occur as crusty patches or bushy growths on tree trunks or rocks or bare ground etc.;  any of several eruptive skin diseases characterized by hard thick lesions grouped together and resembling lichens growing on rocks
  • lidocaine   noun a local anesthetic (trade names Lidocaine and Xylocaine) used topically on the skin and mucous membranes
  • lie   noun a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth; position or manner in which something is situated;  Norwegian diplomat who was the first Secretary General of the United Nations (1896 1968);  verb tell an untruth; pretend with intent to deceive;  be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position;  be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position;  have a place in relation to something else;  be and remain in a particular state or condition; assume a reclining position;  originate (in)
  • liebnitz.
  • life   noun living things collectively;  the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities;  a motive for living;  a living person;  the organic phenomenon that distinguishes living organisms from nonliving ones;  the course of existence of an individual; the actions and events that occur in living;  a characteristic state or mode of living;  the period during which something is functional (as between birth and death);  the period between birth and the present time;  the period from the present until death; animation and energy in action or expression;  an account of the series of events making up a person's life;  the condition of living or the state of being alive;  a prison term lasting as long as the prisoner lives
  • life style   noun a manner of living that reflects the person's values and attitudes
  • life sustaining   adj. performing an essential function in the living body
  • life world.
  • life year.
  • lifelong   adj. continuing through life
  • lifelong learning activities engaging in in providing culturally.
  • lifestyle   noun a manner of living that reflects the person's values and attitudes
  • lifestyle change.
  • lifestyle modifications.
  • lift off   verb depart from the ground
  • lifton.
  • ligament   noun any connection or unifying bond;  a sheet or band of tough fibrous tissue connecting bones or cartilages or supporting muscles or organs
  • ligamentous.
  • ligaments.
  • ligation   noun (surgery) tying a duct or blood vessel with a ligature (as to prevent bleeding during surgery)
  • light   adj. characterized by or emitting light;  (used of color) having a relatively small amount of coloring agent;  (of sleep) easily disturbed; demanding little effort; not burdensome;  having relatively few calories;  easily assimilated in the alimentary canal; not rich or heavily seasoned;  of comparatively little physical weight or density; designed for ease of movement or to carry little weight; psychologically light; especially free from sadness or troubles;  not great in degree or quantity or number;  (physics, chemistry) not having atomic weight greater than average;  of little intensity or power or force;  moving easily and quickly; nimble;  of the military or industry; using (or being) relatively small or light arms or equipment; intended primarily as entertainment; not serious or profound;  having little importance;  less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so;  casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior;  (used of soil) loose and large grained in consistency;  (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims;  silly or trivial;  used of vowels or syllables; pronounced with little or no stress;  marked by temperance in indulgence;  very thin and insubstantial;  weak and likely to lose consciousness;  adv. with few burdens;  noun any device serving as a source of illumination;  the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures;  public awareness;  mental understanding as an enlightening experience;  a particular perspective or aspect of a situation;  a visual warning signal;  an illuminated area;  a person regarded very fondly;  (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation; having abundant light or illumination;  a condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination;  a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires;  merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance;  the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light;  a divine presence believed by Quakers to enlighten and guide the soul;  verb make lighter or brighter;  begin to smoke; get off (a horse);  to come to rest, settle;  fall to somebody by assignment or lot;  cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat
  • lightheadedness   noun a frivolous lack of prudence;  a reeling sensation; a feeling that you are about to fall
  • likelihood   noun the probability of a specified outcome
  • likely   adj. within the realm of credibility;  has a good chance of being the case or of coming about;  likely but not certain to be or become true or real;  expected to become or be; in prospect;  adv.with considerable certainty; without much doubt
  • lilienfeld.
  • limb   noun the graduated arc that is attached to an instrument for measuring angles;  either of the two halves of a bow from handle to tip;  one of the jointed appendages of an animal used for locomotion or grasping: arm; leg; wing; flipper;  (astronomy) the circumferential edge of the apparent disc of the sun or the moon or a planet;  any of the main branches arising from the trunk or a bough of a tree;  any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm
  • limb ischemia.
  • limitations.
  • limited   adj. including only a part;  not unlimited;  having a specific function or scope;  small in range or scope;  not excessive;  mediocre; subject to limits or subjected to limits;  noun public transport consisting of a fast train or bus that makes only a few scheduled stops
  • limited english proficient.
  • limits.
  • limping   noun disability of walking due to crippling of the legs or feet
  • linagliptin.
  • lincosamide.
  • lindemann.
  • linear   adj. of or in or along or relating to a line; involving a single dimension;  designating or involving an equation whose terms are of the first degree;  measured lengthwise;  of a leaf shape; long and narrow;  of a circuit or device having an output that is proportional to the input
  • lines.
  • linezolid.
  • lingual   adj. pertaining to or resembling or lying near the tongue; consisting of or related to language;  noun a consonant that is produced with the tongue and other speech organs
  • linguistic   adj. consisting of or related to language;  of or relating to the scientific study of language
  • linguistically   adv. with respect to language;  with respect to the science of linguistics
  • linguistically appropriate in providing culturally competent.
  • linked   adj. connected by a link, as railway cars or trailer trucks
  • linn.
  • linnaeus   noun Swedish botanist who proposed the modern system of biological nomenclature (1707 1778)
  • lip   noun fleshy folds of tissue as those surrounding the mouth;  the top edge of a vessel or other container;  an impudent or insolent rejoinder
  • lipase   noun an enzyme secreted in the digestive tract that catalyzes the breakdown of fats into individual fatty acids that can be absorbed into the bloodstream
  • lipemia   noun presence of excess lipids in the blood
  • lipid   noun an oily organic compound insoluble in water but soluble in organic solvents; essential structural component of living cells (along with proteins and carbohydrates)
  • lipid disorders screening for.
  • lipid lowering.
  • lipids.
  • lipohyalinosis.
  • lipoid   noun an oily organic compound insoluble in water but soluble in organic solvents; essential structural component of living cells (along with proteins and carbohydrates)
  • lipomas.
  • lipopeptide.
  • lipoprotein   noun a conjugated protein having a lipid component; the principal means for transporting lipids in the blood
  • lipscombe.
  • liraglutide.
  • lisdexamfetamine.
  • lisinopril   noun an ACE inhibiting drug (trade names Prinival or Zestril) administered as an antihypertensive and after heart attacks
  • list   noun a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics);  the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical;  verb give or make a list of; name individually; give the names of;  tilt to one side;  cause to lean to the side;  include in a list;  enumerate
  • listening   noun the act of hearing attentively
  • listeria   noun any species of the genus Listeria
  • listeriosis   noun an infectious disease of animals and humans (especially newborn or immunosuppressed persons) caused by the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes; in sheep and cattle the infection frequently involves the central nervous system and causes various neurological symptoms
  • literacy   noun the ability to read and write
  • literacy language as factor in health and health care disparities.
  • literature   noun the profession or art of a writer;  the humanistic study of a body of literature;  creative writing of recognized artistic value;  published writings in a particular style on a particular subject
  • lithium   noun a soft silver white univalent element of the alkali metal group; the lightest metal known; occurs in several minerals
  • little   adj. small in a way that arouses feelings (of tenderness or its opposite depending on the context);  (of a voice) faint;  lowercase; (quantifier used with mass nouns) small in quantity or degree; not much or almost none or (with `a') at least some;  (of children and animals) young, immature;  (informal) small and of little importance; limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent;  of short duration or distance;  adv. not much;  noun a small amount or duration
  • live   adj. exerting force or containing energy;  of current relevance; in current use or ready for use;  abounding with life and energy; actually being performed at the time of hearing or viewing;  charged with an explosive;  highly reverberant;  capable of erupting; possessing life;  charged or energized with electricity;  elastic; rebounds readily;  adv. not recorded;  verb lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style;  pursue a positive and satisfying existence; have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations;  have life, be alive;  support oneself;  continue to live; endure or last;  inhabit or live in
  • live attenuated influenza vaccine.
  • live virus.
  • livedo   noun skin disorder characterized by patchy bluish discolorations on the skin
  • liver   adj. having a reddish brown color;  noun large and complicated reddish brown glandular organ located in the upper right portion of the abdominal cavity; secretes bile and functions in metabolism of protein and carbohydrate and fat; synthesizes substances involved in the clotting of the blood; synthesizes vitamin A; detoxifies poisonous substances and breaks down worn out erythrocytes;  liver of an animal used as meat;  someone who lives in a place;  a person who has a special life style
  • liver disease   noun a disease affecting the liver
  • liver enzymes low platelets syndrome.
  • living   adj. (informal) absolute;  (used of minerals or stone) in its natural state and place; not mined or quarried;  still in active use;  true to life; lifelike;  pertaining to living persons;  dwelling or inhabiting; often used in combination;  still in existence;  noun people who are still living;  the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities;  the financial means whereby one lives;  the condition of living or the state of being alive
  • lj.
  • ll.
  • ller.
  • lloyd   noun United States comic actor in silent films; he used physical danger as a source of comedy (1893 1971)
  • lmw.
  • lmw h.
  • lmwh.
  • load   noun weight to be borne or conveyed;  electrical device to which electrical power is delivered;  the power output of a generator or power plant;  an amount of alcohol sufficient to intoxicate;  a quantity that can be processed or transported at one time;  goods carried by a large vehicle;  the front part of a guided missile or rocket or torpedo that carries the nuclear or explosive charge or the chemical or biological agents;  an onerous or difficult concern;  a deposit of valuable ore occurring within definite boundaries separating it from surrounding rocks;  verb fill or place a load on; provide with munition;  put (something) on a structure or conveyance
  • loading   noun the labor of putting a load of something on or in a vehicle or ship or container etc.;  the ratio of the gross weight of an airplane to some factor determining its lift;  goods carried by a large vehicle;  weight to be borne or conveyed;  a quantity that can be processed or transported at one time
  • loads   noun a large number or amount
  • lobar   adj. of or relating to or affecting a lobe
  • lobe   noun a rounded projection that is part of a larger structure; (anatomy) a somewhat rounded subdivision of a bodily organ or part;  the enhanced response of an antenna in a given direction as indicated by a loop in its radiation pattern;  (botany) a part into which a leaf is divided
  • lobular   adj. of or relating to or resembling a lobule
  • lobular carcinoma in situ.
  • local   adj. relating to or applicable to or concerned with the administration of a city or town or district rather than a larger area; affecting only a restricted part or area of the body;  of or belonging to or characteristic of a particular locality or neighborhood;  noun public transport consisting of a bus or train that stops at all stations or stops;  anesthetic that numbs a particular area of the body
  • localized   adj. made local or oriented locally;  confined or restricted to a particular location
  • location   noun a point or extent in space;  a workplace away from a studio at which some or all of a movie may be made;  a determination of the place where something is;  the act of putting something in a certain place
  • lock   noun any wrestling hold in which some part of the opponent's body is twisted or pressured;  a fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed;  a restraint incorporated into the ignition switch to prevent the use of a vehicle by persons who do not have the key; enclosure consisting of a section of canal that can be closed to control the water level; used to raise or lower vessels that pass through it;  a mechanism that detonates the charge of a gun;  a strand or cluster of hair;  verb become rigid or immoveable;  fasten with a lock;  hold in a locking position;  build locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vessels;  hold fast (in a certain state);  pass by means through a lock in a waterway;  place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape;  keep engaged;  become engaged or intermeshed with one another
  • lock jaw.
  • locke   noun English empiricist philosopher who believed that all knowledge is derived from sensory experience (1632 1704)
  • locked in.
  • locus   noun the set of all points or lines that satisfy or are determined by specific conditions;  the specific site of a particular gene on its chromosome;  the scene of any event or action (especially the place of a meeting)
  • loeffler.
  • lofgren.
  • long   adj. having or being more than normal or necessary:"long on brains";  primarily spatial sense; of relatively great or greater than average spatial extension or extension as specified;  primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified;  (of speech sounds or syllables) of relatively long duration;  holding securities or commodities in expectation of a rise in prices;  involving substantial risk;  of relatively great height;  planning prudently for the future;  good at remembering;  adv. for an extended time or at a distant time;  for an extended distance;  verb desire strongly or persistently
  • long acting   adj. active over a long period of time
  • long term   adj. relating to or extending over a relatively long time
  • longitudinal   adj. over an extended time;  running lengthwise;  of or relating to lines of longitude
  • loop   noun a flight maneuver; aircraft flies a complete circle in the vertical plane;  an intrauterine device in the shape of a loop;  a computer program that performs a series of instructions repeatedly until some specified condition is satisfied;  the basic pattern of the human fingerprint;  an inner circle of advisors (especially under President Reagan);  anything with a round or oval shape (formed by a curve that is closed and does not intersect itself);  a complete electrical circuit around which current flows or a signal circulates; fastener consisting of a metal ring for lining a small hole to permit the attachment of cords or lines;  the topology of a network whose components are serially connected in such a way that the last component is connected to the first component;  (computer science) a single execution of a set of instructions that are to be repeated; verb fasten or join with a loop;  make a loop in;  fly loops, perform a loop;  move in loops;  wind around something in coils or loops
  • loperamide.
  • lopressor   noun beta blocker (trade name Lopressor) used in treating hypertension and angina and arrhythmia and acute myocardial infarction; has adverse side effects (depression and exacerbation of congestive heart failure etc.)
  • loratadine.
  • lorazepam   noun tranquilizer (trade name Ativan) used to treat anxiety and tension and insomnia
  • lorcaserin.
  • lordosis   noun an abnormal inward (forward) curvature of the vertebral column
  • lorig.
  • losartan.
  • losartan heart failure survival study elite ii.
  • losartan potassium.
  • loss   noun the act of losing;  the disadvantage that results from losing something;  the experience of losing a loved one;  the amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue;  something that is lost;  gradual decline in amount or activity;  euphemistic expressions for death;  military personnel lost by death or capture
  • loss of control.
  • loss of control eating.
  • lotensin.
  • lotronex.
  • louis   noun United States prizefighter who was world heavyweight campion for 12 years (1914 1981)
  • louise.
  • love   noun any object of warm affection or devotion;  a deep feeling of sexual desire and attraction;  a strong positive emotion of regard and affection;  a score of zero in tennis or squash;  sexual activities (often including sexual intercourse) between two people;  a beloved person; used as terms of endearment;  verb have a great affection or liking for;  be enamored or in love with;  get pleasure from;  have sexual intercourse with
  • low   adj. literal meanings; being at or having a relatively small elevation or upward extension;  less than normal in degree or intensity or amount;  used of sounds and voices; low in pitch or frequency;  very low in volume;  unrefined in character;  being the gear producing the lowest drive speed;  low in spirits;  of the most contemptible kind;  subdued or brought low in condition or status;  no longer sufficient;  low or inferior in station or quality;  adv. in a low position; near the ground;  noun a low level or position or degree; British political cartoonist (born in New Zealand) who created the character Colonel Blimp (1891 1963);  an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation;  the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving;  verb make a low noise, characteristic of bovines
  • low back pain.
  • low carbohydrate.
  • low context.
  • low cultures.
  • low density   adj. having low concentration;  having low relative density or specific gravity
  • low density lipoprotein.
  • low grade   adj. of inferior quality
  • low grade squamous intraepithelial lesion.
  • low molecular weight.
  • low molecular weight heparin.
  • low risk.
  • low t.
  • lower   noun the lower of two berths;  verb set lower;  cause to drop or sink;  move something or somebody to a lower position;  look angry or sullen, wrinkle one's forehead, as if to signal disapproval; make lower or quieter
  • lower extremity.
  • lower extremity examination for rheumatoid.
  • lower gi tract disease.
  • lower respiratory tract infections specific infections.
  • loyalty   noun the quality of being loyal;  feelings of allegiance;  the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action
  • lozenges.
  • ls.
  • lsd   noun a powerful hallucinogenic drug manufactured from lysergic acid
  • lsil.
  • lsil low grade squamous intraepithelial lesion.
  • lt.
  • ltbi.
  • lubben.
  • lubiprostone.
  • ludwig.
  • lukacs.
  • lumbago   noun backache affecting the lumbar region or lower back; can be caused by muscle strain or arthritis or vascular insufficiency or a ruptured intervertebral disc
  • lumbar   adj. of or relating to or near the part of the back between the ribs and the hipbones
  • lumbar epidural steroid injections in chronic pain management.
  • lumbosacral   adj. of or relating to or near the small of the back and the back part of the pelvis between the hips
  • lumbosacral spine.
  • lumbricoides.
  • lumps.
  • lung   noun either of two saclike respiratory organs in the chest of vertebrates; serves to remove carbon dioxide and provide oxygen to the blood
  • lung disease.
  • lung disease smoking and other risk factors for.
  • lungs.
  • lupoid.
  • lupoid hepatitis.
  • lupus   noun a constellation in the southern hemisphere near Centaurus;  any of several forms of ulcerative skin disease
  • luteinizing.
  • luteinizing hormone   noun a gonadotropic hormone that is secreted by the anterior pituitary; stimulates ovulation in female mammals and stimulates androgen release in male mammals
  • luvox.
  • lvh.
  • lvsd.
  • lvsd left ventricular systolic dysfunction.
  • lying   adj. given to lying;  noun the deliberate act of deviating from the truth
  • lyme.
  • lymph   noun a thin coagulable fluid (similar to plasma but) containing white blood cells (lymphocytes) and chyle; is conveyed to the blood stream by lymphatic vessels
  • lymphadenitis   noun inflammation of lymph nodes
  • lymphadenopathy   noun chronic abnormal enlargement of the lymph nodes (usually associated with disease)
  • lymphangiomas.
  • lymphangitis   noun inflammation of a lymph vessel
  • lymphatics.
  • lymphedema   noun swelling (usually in the legs) caused by lymph accumulating in the tissues
  • lymphoblastic.
  • lymphocutaneous.
  • lymphocyte   noun an agranulocytic leukocyte that normally makes up a quarter of the white blood cell count but increases in the presence of infection
  • lymphocytic   adj. of or relating to lymphocytes
  • lymphocytosis   noun an abnormal increase in the number of lymphocytes in the circulating blood
  • lymphoepithelial.
  • lymphogranuloma   noun swelling of a lymph node
  • lymphogranuloma venereum   noun infectious disease caused by a species of chlamydia bacterium; transmitted by sexual contact; characterized by genital lesions and swelling of lymph nodes in the groin
  • lymphoid   adj. resembling lymph or lymphatic tissues
  • lymphoma   noun a neoplasm of lymph tissue that is usually malignant; one of the four major types of cancer
  • lymphomas.
  • lymphosarcoma.
  • lynch   verb kill without legal sanction
  • lysergic.
  • lysergic acid diethylamide   noun a powerful hallucinogenic drug manufactured from lysergic acid

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