Left upper quadrant (quarter). For example, the LUQ of the abdomen contains the spleen.
- Luschka, foramina of
A pair of openings from the fourth ventricle of the brain to the central canal of the upper end of the spinal cord.
- Luteinizing hormone
A gonadotropin (a hormone that affects the function of the sex organs) that is released by the pituitary gland in response to luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone. Abbrevi’ated LH. In females, LH controls the length and sequence of the female menstrual cycle, including ovulation, preparation of the uterus for implantation of a fertilized egg, and ovarian production […]
- Luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone
A hormone that controls sex hormones in men and women. Also called LHRH.
Complete dislocation of a joint. A partial dislocation is a subluxation.
1. Left ventricular failure, failure of the left side of the heart. 2. Left ventricular function, the function of the left ventricle. In both of these senses, LVF is in contrast to RVF (right ventricular failure or function).