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  Lumbar



Lumbar

   Having to do with the lower back, the loins.

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



SIMILAR TERMS
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Lumbago
Pain in the lower back.

Lumbar puncture
A procedure in which spinal fluid is drawn from the spinal column to check for diseases, including meningitis.

Lumbosacral
Relating to the lumbar vertebrae and the sacrum.



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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.

LSD
Lysergic acid diethylamide. A hallucinogenic drug.

Lumbago
Pain in the lower back.

Lumbar

Lungs
The main respiratory organs in the chest where blood is oxygenated.

Lupus erythematosus
A usually chronic inflammatory disease that causes abnormalities of blood vessels and connective tissue in various parts of the body.

Luteinizing hormone
A hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland, responsible for stimulating ovulation in the female and testosterone production in the male.

Lyme disease
A disease spread by deer ticks characterized at first by a skin rash, headache and fever, and later by arthritis and heart damage.

Lymph
Consists primarily of a clear, yellowish fluid and white blood cells. Found in the lymphatic system.

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