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.”
- Labiodental sound
A sound that requires the involvement of the teeth and lips, such as “v,” which involves the upper teeth and lower lip.
The singular form of labia.
the latent phase and the active phase. In the latent phase, contractions become progressively more coordinated and the cervix dilates to 4 cm (approximately 1.5 inches). The latent phase averages about 8 hours for a nullipara (a woman having her first baby) and 5 hours for a multipara (a woman having a subsequent baby). In […]
- Labor, false
Intermittent non-productive muscular contractions of the womb (uterus) during pregnancy, most commonly in the last two months before full term. These contractions are non-productive in the sense that they do not produce any flattening (effacement) or dilation (opening up) of the cervix. It is often said that false contractions are for “practice,” for getting the […]