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  Lithotripsy



Lithotripsy

   A procedure to break up kidney stones into smaller pieces that can more easily pass out of the body.

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Kidney
One of the paired organs that excrete urine. The kidneys are bean-shaped organs (about 11 cm long, 5 cm wide, and 3 cm thick) lying on either side of the vertebral column, posterior to the peritoneum, about opposite the twelfth thoracic and first three lumbar vertebrae.



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Lithane
Lithane is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): lithium carbonate.

Lithgow District Hospital
The Lithgow District Hospital is a hospital in Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia.

Lithium carbonate
Lithium carbonate is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): lithium carbonate.

Lithium citrate
Lithium citrate is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): lithium citrate.

Lithobid
Lithobid is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): lithium carbonate.

Litholysis
Breaking up of a stone, such as a gallstone.

Lithonate
Lithonate is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): lithium carbonate.

Lithostat
Lithostat is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): acetohydroxamic acid.

Lithotabs
Lithotabs is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): lithium carbonate.

Lithotomy
Removal of a stone.

Lithuanian doctor
A doctor who, being or not a citizen of that country, has been admitted to practice medicine in Lithuania.



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Lingua
Tongue.

Lipocyte
A fat cell.

Lipolysis
The splitting up, or destruction, of fat.

Lipoprotein
Any of a group of proteins combined with a lipid that allow lipids to be transported in the circulatory system.

Litholysis
Breaking up of a stone, such as a gallstone.

Lithotripsy

Lobe
1. The fleshy lower part of the ear. 2. A well-defined portion of an organ.

Lobectomy
Surgical removal of the lobe of an organ.

Lobotomy
A surgical operation in which a lobe of the brain, especially the frontal lobe of the cerebrum, is cut into or across. This used to be a common procedure to calm selected psychotic patients before the development of modern tranquilizers.

Lockjaw
Tetanus infection.

Loins
The portion of the back between the rib cage and pelvis.

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