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).
The delusion that one has become a wolf or the werewolf transformation. Werewolf myths were associated with the phases of the moon. The werewolf was thought to take over when the moon was full. The word “lycanthropy” is from the Greek “lykos,” meaning “wolf” + “anthropos” meaning “human being.”
A red pigment found predominantly in tomatoes (and also in some other fruits) that gives them their color. Lycopene has antioxidant properties and has been claimed to “promote a healthy heart” and to reduce the risk of cancer. Lycopene has not, however, been proven to contribute to the anticancer properties of tomatoes. In fact, there […]
- Lyme disease
early localized disease with skin inflammation; early disseminated disease with heart and nervous system involvement, including palsies and meningitis; and late disease, featuring motor and sensory nerve damage and brain inflammation and arthritis. Within hours to weeks of the tick bite, an expanding ring of unraised redness develops, with an outer ring of brighter redness […]
The almost colorless fluid that travels through the lymphatic system, carrying cells that help fight infection and disease.
- Lymph node
One of many small, bean-shaped organs located throughout the lymphatic system. The lymph nodes are important in the function of the immune response and also store special cells that can trap cancer cells or bacteria that are traveling through the body through the lymph. Also known as lymph gland.