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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «L»:

  1. L L
    L: Abbreviation for liter, a metric measure of capacity that, by definition, is equal to the volume of a kilogram of water at 4 degrees centigrade and at standard atmospheric pressure of 760 millimeters of mercury. Metric equivalents -- There are 1000 cubic centimeters or 1 cubic decimeter in 1...
  2. L1-L5 (lumbar vertebrae) L1-L5 (lumbar vertebrae)
    L1-L5 (lumbar vertebrae): The symbols L1 through L5 represent the five lumbar vertebrae. The lumbar vertebrae are situated between the thoracic vertebrae and the sacral vertebrae in the spinal column....
  3. La Leche League La Leche League
    La Leche League: An international organization that helps and supports breastfeeding mothers with advice, ideas, and legal and medical advocacy. Founded in 1956 by seven women who had learned about successful breastfeeding while nursing their own babies, La Leche League is the only organization wit...
  4. La Montagne La Montagne
    La Montagne: See: La Montagne, John....
  5. La Montagne, John La Montagne, John
    La Montagne, John: (1945-2004) Medical scientist and administrator who helped develop numerous vaccines and made significant contributions to the international effort against emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. He played a central role in the organization of the Multilateral Initiative on...
  6. LAAM LAAM
    LAAM: Levo-alpha acetyl methadol, an alternative to methadone that blocks the effects of opiates for up to 72 hours in the treatment of addiction to heroin and other opiates. See also: Methadone treatment program....
  7. Lab Lab
    Lab: Short for a laboratory (or a Labrador retriever)....
  8. Lab result Lab result
    Lab result: The result of a test done in a laboratory....
  9. Lab test Lab test
    Lab test: A test that is done in the laboratory where the appropriate equipment, supplies, and certified expertise are available....
  10. Labia Labia
    Labia: The lips, either the lips around the mouth (the oral labia) or the lip-like external female genitalia (the labia majora and labia minora). See also: Labial; Labrose....
  11. Labia majora Labia majora
    Labia majora: The larger (major) outside pair of labia (lips) of the vulva (the female external genitalia). ...
  12. Labia minora Labia minora
    Labia minora: The smaller (minor) inside pair of labia (lips) of the vulva (the female external genitalia). ...
  13. Labia, oral Labia, oral
    Labia, oral: The lips around the mouth. See lip....
  14. Labia, vaginal Labia, vaginal
    Labia, vaginal: The two pairs of labia (lips) at the entrance to the vagina. Together they form part of the vulva, the female external genitalia. See labia majora, labia minora....
  15. Labial Labial
    Labial: Pertaining to the lip, one of the fleshy folds which surround the opening of the mouth or the vagina. Oral Labia: The upper lip is separated from the nose by the philtrum, the area that lies between the base of the nose and the pigmented edge (called the vermillion border or the carmine ma...