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  • Lactose Intolerance

    Lactose Intolerance occurs when the small intestine (small bowel) does not produce enough lactase, which ...

    Lactose Intolerance occurs when the small intestine (small bowel) does not produce enough lactase, which is an enzyme. Lactase helps in the digestion of lactose, which is a sugar found in milk and oth ...

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  • Laser Treatment

    Laser Treatment is any treatment that uses intense beams of light to cut, burn or destroy tissue with pre ...

    Laser Treatment is any treatment that uses intense beams of light to cut, burn or destroy tissue with precision. The laser is used for many medical purposes. The beam is so small and exact that physic ...

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  • Laughing

    Laughing has been documented to be effective in reducing stress. It relaxes tense muscles and lowers the ...

    Laughing has been documented to be effective in reducing stress. It relaxes tense muscles and lowers the blood pressure. Laughter can often be achieved by watching favorite comedy shows on TV, reading ...

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  • Lead poisoning

    Lead poisoning is a medical condition caused by increased levels of the metal lead in the blood. As lead ...

    Lead poisoning is a medical condition caused by increased levels of the metal lead in the blood. As lead accumulates in the blood, the affected person may develop irreversible neurological (nervous sy ...

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  • Lipodystrophy

    Lipodystrophy - The word lipodystrophy can be broken down to the following: Lipo meaning fat, and dystrop ...

    Lipodystrophy - The word lipodystrophy can be broken down to the following: Lipo meaning fat, and dystrophy meaning abnormal growth or change. It is also sometimes called the fat redistribution syndro ...

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  • Living Will

    Living Will - A written document that expresses in advance a person's specific instructions and choices a ...

    Living Will - A written document that expresses in advance a person's specific instructions and choices about various medical treatments and certain medical conditions. Living wills are recognized as ...

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  • Lumpectomy

    Lumpectomy - Other terms used for lumpectomy are breast conserving (or breast saving) surgery. In this pr ...

    Lumpectomy - Other terms used for lumpectomy are breast conserving (or breast saving) surgery. In this procedure, the surgeon removes the part of the breast containing a tumor or lump, and some of the ...

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  • Lupus

    Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, also called Lupus or SLE is a rheumatic disease of unknown cause that can a ...

    Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, also called Lupus or SLE is a rheumatic disease of unknown cause that can affect the joints, skin, and internal organs. It occurs mostly in women, is often mild, but can ...

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  • Lymph Nodes

    Lymph Nodes or lymph glands are numerous round, oval, or bean shaped bodies located along the lymphatic v ...

    Lymph Nodes or lymph glands are numerous round, oval, or bean shaped bodies located along the lymphatic vessels. They are different sizes, and act as strainers to separate out bacteria and other forei ...

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  • Lymphatic System

    Lymphatic System - The lymphatic system is a part, or sub-system, of the human circulatory system. The ma ...

    Lymphatic System - The lymphatic system is a part, or sub-system, of the human circulatory system. The main functions of this secondary circulatory system are: To collect and return fluid from the cel ...

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  • Lymphocyte

    Lymphocyte - A type of white blood cell produced in the lymphoid organs that is primarily responsible for ...

    Lymphocyte - A type of white blood cell produced in the lymphoid organs that is primarily responsible for immune (defense) responses. Lymphocytes are present in the blood, lymphatic fluid and lymphoid ...

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