A pigmented flat spot on sun-exposed skin in older adults, especially on the back of the hands and on the forehead. Liver spots are benign. Medically called a senile lentigo.
- Liver transplant
Surgery to remove a diseased liver and replace it with a healthy liver (or part of one) from a donor. The most common reasons for liver transplantation in children is biliary atresia (a disease in which the ducts that carry bile out of the liver are missing or damaged) while in adults the most common […]
- Liver transplantation, living donor
Living donor liver transplantation.
Black-and-blue, as from bruising.
- Living will
An advance medical directive that specifies what types of medical treatment are desired. A living will can be very specific or very general. The most common statement in a living will requests that if the patient suffers an incurable, irreversible illness, disease, or condition, and the attending physician determines that the condition is terminal, life-sustaining […]
- Lizard bite
the Gila monster that lives in Arizona and Mexico and the beaded lizard of Mexico. Symptoms from their bites of these include pain, swelling, and discoloration in the area around the bite and swollen lymph nodes. Weakness, sweating, thirst, headache, and ringing in the ears (tinnitus) may also develop. In severe cases, blood pressure may […]