The lips around the mouth.
- Labia, vaginal
The two pairs of labia (lips)’the labia majora and labia minor’at the entrance to the vagina. Together the vaginal labia form part of the vulva, the female external genitalia.
- Labial herpes
A small sore situated on the face or in the mouth that causes pain, burning, or itching before bursting and crusting over. The favorite locations are on the lips (the labia), chin or cheeks and in the nostrils. Less frequented sites are the gums or roof of the mouth (the palate). Labial herpes is also […]
- Labial sounds
The lips are not only anatomic features of note, they are organs of speech essential to certain articulations. A sound requiring the participation of one or both lips is a labial (labium in Latin means lip) sound or, simply, a labial. All labials are consonants. There are bilabial sounds such as “p” which involve both […]
Unstable. For example, labile blood pressure is blood pressure that abnormally increases and decreases frequently.
- Labile diabetes
A type of diabetes when a person’s blood glucose (sugar) level often swings quickly from high to low and from low to high. Also called “unstable diabetes” or “brittle diabetes.”