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Letter L

L lumbar (pertaining to the part of the body between the thorax and the pelvis)
L&D labor and delivery
L&W living and well
(L),lt,lft left
L,l liter(1000 cc)
Lab laboratory
Lap laparotomy (a surgical incision into the peritoneal cavity)
lat lateral
lb pound
LCT long-term care
LDH lactose dehydrogenase (cardiac enzyme) (enzyme found in all bodt tissues, plays important role in cellular respiration) (LDH test is used to screen for tissue damage)
LDL low density lipoprotein (unhealthy type of cholesterol)
lg large
liq liquid
LLQ left lower quadrant
LMP last menstrual period
LOC laxative of choice, level of consciousness
LP lumbar puncture
LPN licensed practical nurse
LS lumbar sacral
LUQ left upper quadrant
LVN licensed vocational nurse
Created by: Madison1998