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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «L»:

  1. Lobule Lobule
    Lobule: A little lobe. ...
  2. Local seizure Local seizure
    Local seizure: See: Partial seizure....
  3. Local therapy Local therapy
    Local therapy: Treatment that affects only a tumor and the area close to it. ...
  4. Local treatment Local treatment
    Local treatment: Treatment that affects the tumor and the area close to it. ...
  5. Lochia Lochia
    Lochia: The fluid that weeps from the vagina for a week or so after delivery of a baby. At first the lochia is primarily blood, followed by a more mucousy fluid containing dried blood, and finally a clear-to-yellow discharge....
  6. Locked-in syndrome Locked-in syndrome
    Locked-in syndrome: A neurological disorder characterized by complete paralysis of voluntary muscles in all parts of the body except for those that control eye movement. The locked-in syndrome is usually a complication of a cerebrovascular accident (a stroke) in the base of the pons in the brainstem...
  7. Lockjaw Lockjaw
    Lockjaw: See Tetanus....
  8. Locomotion Locomotion
    Locomotion: Movement from one place to another. And the ability to locomote, to get from one place to the next. The locomotive system permits locomotion and consists of bones that are the framework of the skeleton, joints that hold the bones together and make movement possible, and muscles that ...
  9. Locomotive system Locomotive system
    Locomotive system: The system that permits locomotion, movement from one place to another. The key components of this system are: the bones that are the framework of the skeleton, the joints that hold the bones together and make movement possible, and the muscles that contract and relax and m...
  10. Locoregional Locoregional
    Locoregional: Limited to a local region. See also: Locoregional anesthesia; Locoregional metastasis....
  11. Locoregional anesthesia Locoregional anesthesia
    Locoregional anesthesia: Anesthesia that produces loss of pain only in the region of the surgery. This may be done by a "spinal" in which an anesthetic agent is administered by lumbar injection. Locoregional anesthesia is in contrast to general anesthesia on the one hand and local anesthesia on the ...
  12. Locoregional metastasis Locoregional metastasis
    Locoregional metastasis: Metastasis (spread) of a cancer only within the region in which it arose. In contrast to systemic metastasis....
  13. Locus Locus
    Locus: The place, in Latin.. In genetics, a locus is the place a gene occupies on a chromosome. One locus, two loci....
  14. Locus minoris resistentiae Locus minoris resistentiae
    Locus minoris resistentiae: Latin meaning a place of less resistance. A locus minoris resistentiae offers little resistance to microorganisms. For example, a damaged heart valve acts as a locus minoris resistentiae, a place where any bacteria in the bloodstream tend to settle. The concept of a ...
  15. LOD score LOD score
    LOD score: In genetics, a statistical estimate of whether two loci (the sites of genes) are likely to lie near each other on a chromosome and are therefore likely to be inherited together as a package. LOD stands for logarithm of the odds (to the base 10). A LOD score of three or more is generally ...