A low blood level of the sugar glucose. Also called hypoglycemia.
Hypoglycemia is only significant when it is associated with symptoms. It has many causes including drugs such as insulin, liver disease, surgical absence of the stomach, pre-diabetes, and rare tumors that release excess insulin.
- Low placenta
Location of the placenta in the lower part of the uterus (womb) so that the placenta partially or completely covers the cervix. Also known as a placenta previa.
- Low testosterone
Abnormally low levels of the male sex hormone testosterone in the blood. Testosterone is produced by the testes and to a lesser extent by the adrenal glands. Testosterone encourages the development of male sexual characteristics at puberty, stimulates the activity of the male secondary sex characteristics, drives the production of sperm, and is involved in […]
- Low vision
A visual impairment, not corrected by standard glasses, contact lenses, medicine, or surgery, that interferes with the ability to perform everyday activities. Low vision can be a result of eye conditions such as nystagmus, intraocular trauma, inflammation or retinal conditions such as diabetic retinopathy or age-related macular degeneration (AME). Low vision primarily affects people over […]
- Low vision device
A devise to help to improve visual ability of a person with low vision. Low vision devices may be optical or non-optical. Optical devices such as a magnifying glass involve the use of lenses to improve vision whereas non-optical devices such as large print help bring images closer to the eyes.
- Low-grade lymphoma
A lymphoma that tends to grow and spread slowly, in contrast to an intermediate- or high-grade lymphoma which tends to grow and spread more quickly. Low-grade lymphomas include chronic lymphocytic lymphoma and follicular small cleaved cell lymphoma. Also called an indolent lymphoma.