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Lumbar spine

The low back area of the vertebral column that consists of five large vertebrae.

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Lumbar plexus

One of the four primary nerve branches along the spine; services the gluteal and inguinal regions and the lower extremities.…

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Low-back pain

A common symptom of musculoskeletal disorders or of disorders involving the lumbar vertebrae and related soft tissue structures such as…

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Lordosis

Abnormal curvature of the spine. Lordosis (bent backward) is an increased concave curve in the lumbar region of the spine.…

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Longitudinal axis

A line from the top of the head running vertically to the feet through the center of the body. …

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Long bone

A bone that is longer than it is wide. Long bones include the femur, tibia, and humerus.

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Lipids

A family of compounds that are soluble in organic solvents but not in water. Fatty acids, including natural oils, waxes,…

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