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Large fleshy hands

Hands which appear fatty or puffy.

Lax Ligaments

increased flexibility

Lax ligaments (loose joints, sometimes called double jointed)

Loosening of the dense tissue supporting bony joints so that the joints may overflex or become unstable.

Levels of IgG, IgA and IgM

Protein antibodies used by the immune system to block and neutralize foreign material such as viruses and bacteria

Liposuction

To remove excess fat from the body using a suction apparatus.

Long Philtrum

vertical groove that goes from the middle of the upper lip to the middle of the nasal septum is long

Lordosis

spine curves forward; swaybacked

Low blood pressure

Lower than normal pressure of blood in the arteries; may cause dizziness, fainting or seizures.

Low blood sugar

Lower that normal blood glucose; may cause hunger, nervousness,fatigue,sweating or moodiness.

Lymphatics

A network of tiny vessels in tissue that carry a clear fluid called lymph into veins and back to the heart.

Lymphedema –

excess fluid collects in the tissues causing swelling, usually of the arms or legs

Lymphocyte proliferation

Increase production of a type of white blood cell called a lymphocyte; can be seen in viral infections, rare tumors or normally.

Lymphocyte surface markers

Lymphocytes are responsible for immune responses. There are two main types of lymphocytes: B cells and T cells. The B cells make antibodies that attack bacteria and toxins while the T cells attack body cells themselves when they have been taken over by viruses or have become cancerous.

Lymphography

Radiography of the lymphatic channels and lymph nodes after injection of radiopaque matieral (dye)

Lymphoscintigraphy

A diagnostic technique in which a two-dimensional picture of the lymphatic system is produced through the detection of radiation emitted by a radioactive substance administered into the body