Category: L

laryngoscopy

laryngoscopy

Examination of the larynx (voice box) using a mirror held against the back of the palate (indirect laryngoscopy), or a viewing tube called a laryngoscope (direct laryngoscopy). Either a rigid or a flexible laryngoscope may be required. WHY IT...

Labyrinthitis

Labyrinthitis

Labyrinthitis: Inflammation of the labyrinth (the fluid-filled chambers in the inner ear that sense balance) that results in vertigo, a sensation that oneself or one’s surroundings are spinning around. Causes Labyrinthitis is almost always caused...

Leukemia

Leukemia

Leukemia: Any of several types of cancer in which there is usually a disorganized proliferation of white blood cells in the bone marrow (from which all blood cells originate). The production of red blood cells,...

Leprosy

Leprosy

Leprosy: A chronic bacterial infection, also known as Hansen’s disease, that damages nerves, mainly in the limbs and facial area, and may also lead to skin damage. Untreated leprosy can have severe complications, which include...