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Laser

An acronym of light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation.

Lateral

In radiology, slang for a lateral X-ray.

Lateral View

On the side.

 

LBM

Lean body mass.

LDL

Low-density lipoproteins

Lethargy

Sluggishness, drowsiness, indifference.

LH

The luteinizing hormone.

LHRH

The Luteinizing Hormone Releasing Hormone; another name for GnRH.

LIF

Leukemia inhibiting factor.

Local

In the area of the tumor; confined to one specific area.

Lumbar Puncture

Spinal tap. Needle penetration into the subarachnoid space of the lumbar spine.

Lumen, Pl. Lumina, Lumens

The space in the interior of a tubular structure, such as an artery or the intestine.

Lymph

A clear, transparent, sometimes faintly yellow and slightly opalescent fluid that is collected from the tissues throughout the body

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