HESI Vocab - L,M

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Laceration

wound with irregular borders, knife like in appearance

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Latent

not presently active but with the potential to become active

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Lateral

opposition of medial, related to the point of origin

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Leiodermia

smooth skin

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Leiomyoma

tumor made of smooth muscle cells

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Leiomyosarcoma

malignant tumor made of smooth muscle cells

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Lethargic

sluggish, indifferent, or apathetic

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Leukocyte

white blood cell

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Leukocytosis

elevated white blood cell count

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Lipid

fat like substance

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Lipoma

tumor composed of fat

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Liposarcoma

malignant tumor made of fat cells

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Lithotripsy

crushing of a stone

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Lumbar

lower back region

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Mammogram

x-ray of the breast

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Mammoplasty

repair of the breast

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Mammotome

device used to cut breast tissue

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Manifestation

the act of becoming outwardly visible; can refer to the occult phenomenon of a supernatural materialization

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Mastitis

Inflammation of the breast tissue

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Mastectomy

removal of a breast

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Mastoptosis

drooping breast

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Menarche

start of menstruation

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Menometorrhagia

flow of blood during menstruation, and between cycle

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Melanocarcinoma

malignant black tumor

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Melanoma

tumor of the epithelial tissue

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Metastasis

progression of a disease between organs, uncontrollable

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Metorrhea

uterus discharge that is excessive

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Micturate

voiding or urination

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Myometritis

inflammation of the uterine tissue

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Myopathy

muscular disease