Toward the side, sideways.
The period between exposure to a disease-causing agent and the onset or appearance of disease symptoms. The latency period for asbestos-related diseases ranges from 15 years for asbestosis to 30 years or more for lung cancer and mesothelioma.
Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults (LADA)
Autoimmune diabetes (Type 1A diabetes) occurring in individuals who are older than the usual age of onset of type 1 diabetes (that is, over 30 years of age at diagnosis). Sometimes, patients with LADA are mistakenly thought to have Type 2 diabetes, based on their age at the time of diagnosis. However, positive antibody tests would help make the diagnosis of LADA.
The hidden (i.e., unconscious) meaning of thoughts or actions, especially in dreams or fantasies. In dreams, it is expressed in distorted, disguised, condensed, and symbolic form.
Former term for impaired glucose tolerance.
Lateral geniculate nucleus
Structure located in the thalamus which is a major recipient of axons from the retina. About 10% of its input is from the retina. It is composed of 6 layers. While input to the LGN from the two eyes is segregated, significant binocular influence can be exerted on the LGN by the cortex.
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A device used by ACLS personnel to look down the throat to insert an endotracheal tube.
The system of interconnecting canals and cavities in the inner ear. Plays an important role in hearing and in balance.
A wound caused by a cut from a sharp instrument or the tearing of body tissue.
"Discharge of tears. ""Watering"" eyes."
Inflammation of the larynx, resulting in a temporary loss of voice.
A disease in which the blood supply to the femur is reduced, causing the bone to collapse.
"A lack of energy; sluggishness, dullness or apathy."
White blood cells, the blood cells responsible for fighting infection.
Thick, white patches in the mouth that may become malignant.
Any of various skin diseases characterized by sores and enlarged skin markings.
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