- Labia (singular - labium)
- The two folds of skin on either side of the vaginal opening.
- Laser energy
- A highly concentrated, very intense beam of light energy that can create very high temperatures.
- Leriche's Syndrome
- Reduced circulation usually resulting in reduced blood to the penis - necessary for erection - and/or weakness and numbness in the legs.
- A process most States employ, which involves the review and approval of applications from HMOs prior to beginning operation in certain areas of the State. Areas examined by the licensing authority include: fiscal soundness, network capacity, MIS, and quality assurance. The applicant must demonstrate it can meet all existing statutory and regulatory requirements prior to beginning operations.
- LMRP (Local Medical Review Policy)
- A policy developed by an individual state Medicare Program which indicates whether and under what clinical circumstances certain services are considered to be reasonable, necessary, and appropriate under the local Medicare program. LMRP's are not to restrict or conflict with national Medicare policies.
- Local / Regional anesthesia
- Temporarily interrupts the transmission of nerve impulses to and from a specific area or region.
- A contractual provision by which members except in cases of urgent or emergency need, are required to receive all their care from the network health care providers.
- Lower uterine segment
- Lower third of the uterus closest to the internal os of the cervix.