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 measures that would serve only to prolong dying be withheld or discontinued. More specific living wills may include information regarding an individual’s desire for services such as pain relief, antibiotics, hydration, feeding, and the use of ventilators, blood products, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
- 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 […]
1. Lower lid (of the eye). 2. Lower limit. The recommended LL for potassium intake is 4.7 grams per day for adults.
Acronym for the left lower lobe (of the lung). The left lung is divided into the left upper and left lower lobe.
Left lower quadrant (quarter). For example, the LLQ of the abdomen contains the descending portion of the colon.
Abbreviation for “last menstrual period.” By convention, pregnancies are dated in weeks starting from the first day of a woman’s last menstrual period (LMP). If her menstrual periods are regular and ovulation occurs on day 14 of her cycle, conception takes place about 2 weeks after her LMP. A woman is therefore considered to be […]