Category: L

  • localizing sign

    A discernible indication discovered during a physical examination that serves to identify the underlying cause of a disorder.  

  • Localized amnesia

    The absence of recollection for all incidents taking place during a specific timeframe.  

  • Livial

    The trade name for tibolone, a medication employed to alleviate the symptoms associated with menopause.  

  • Live vaccine

    A vaccine containing live yet weakened (attenuated) versions of an infectious agent. Live vaccines encompass those targeting diseases like measles, mumps, rubella, poliomyelitis, and tuberculosis.  

  • Liver palm

    The presence of warmth and redness in the palms of the hands, commonly linked with chronic liver disease.  

  • Liver imaging

    Methods that generate visual representations of the liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, and the blood vessels that nourish the liver, utilized to facilitate the identification of diseases. Ultrasound scanning stands as the prevailing method for visualizing the liver, while CT scanning and MRI are also frequently employed. Radionuclide scanning can unveil cysts and tumors and provide…

  • Little’s area

    A region located close to the front of the nasal septum (the dividing structure between the nostrils) that is abundantly endowed with blood vessels and frequently serves as a location for nosebleeds.  

  • Lithotripter

    The device employed in extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy (ESWL) to disintegrate minor calculi (stones).  

  • Liquorice

    The desiccated root of the liquorice plant (Glycyrrhiza Glabra) is employed as a sweetening agent; a derivative of liquorice is utilized for treating peptic ulcers; and it serves as an expectorant, a medication that promotes the expulsion of sputum from the respiratory passages.  

  • Lipostat

    The proprietary name for the lipid-lowering medication pravastatin.