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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «L»:

  1. Lymphoma Lymphoma
    Lymphoma: Tumor of the lymphoid tissue. Diagnosis is by biopsy. Treatment may be chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, or medication, depending on the age of the patient and type of tumor....
  2. Lymphoma, aggressive Lymphoma, aggressive
    Lymphoma, aggressive: See: Aggressive lymphoma....
  3. Lymphoma, AIDS-related Lymphoma, AIDS-related
    Lymphoma, AIDS-related: Lymphoid tumors that appear in people with AIDS, presumably due to immune- system impairment. Treatment is like that of other lymphomas , but must take impaired natural immunity into account....
  4. Lymphoma, Burkitt Lymphoma, Burkitt
    Lymphoma, Burkitt: See: Burkitt lymphoma....
  5. Lymphoma, high-grade Lymphoma, high-grade
    Lymphoma, high-grade: High-grade lymphoma....
  6. Lymphoma, indolent Lymphoma, indolent
    Lymphoma, indolent: See: Indolent lymphoma....
  7. Lymphoma, intermediate-grade Lymphoma, intermediate-grade
    Lymphoma, intermediate-grade: See: Intermediate-grade lymphoma....
  8. Lymphoma, low-grade Lymphoma, low-grade
    Lymphoma, low-grade: See: Low-grade lymphoma....
  9. Lymphoma, lymphoblastic Lymphoma, lymphoblastic
    Lymphoma, lymphoblastic: A rapidly moving, aggressive form of lymphoma most often seen in children or young adults. Treatment may be chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, medication, and/or bone-marrow transplant. Precautionary treatment of the central nervous system is usually included, because of...
  10. Lymphoma, MALT Lymphoma, MALT
    Lymphoma, MALT: See: MALT lymphoma....
  11. Lymphoma, non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, non-Hodgkin
    Lymphoma, non-Hodgkin: Malignant tumors that arise in the lymphatic system. There are several subtypes of cancer classified as non-Hodgkin lymphoma. All originate in and spread via the lymphatic system. Symptoms depend on the location of the tumor, but can include swollen, but not painful, lymp...
  12. Lymphoproliferative Lymphoproliferative
    Lymphoproliferative: Referring to the proliferation of the bone marrow cells that give rise to lymphoid cells (such as lymphocytes and plasma cells) and reticuloendothelial cells (such as macrophages, which engulf foreign particles). The term lymphoproliferative is in contrast to myeloproliferative ...
  13. Lymphoproliferative disorders Lymphoproliferative disorders
    Lymphoproliferative disorders: Malignant diseases of the lymphoid cells and cells from the reticuloendothelial system (which take up and sequester inert particles). The lymphoproliferative disorders are in contrast to the myeloproliferative disorders which are malignancies of certain bone marro...
  14. Lymphoreticulosis, benign Lymphoreticulosis, benign
    Lymphoreticulosis, benign: Cat scratch disease, a mild flu-like infection, with swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenitis) and mild fever of short duration, due to cat scratches, especially from kittens. There is usually a little bump (a papule) which may be pus-filled (a pustule) at the site of the scratc...
  15. Lynch syndrome Lynch syndrome
    Lynch syndrome: See: Hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer....