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There are currently 8 glossary in this directory beginning with the letter L.
lactic acid
A substance made by muscle tissue and by red blood cells, which carry oxygen from your lungs to other parts of your body. Normally, the level of lactic acid in the blood is low. Lactic acid levels rise when oxygen levels decrease.
left anterior descending artery (LAD)
An artery which supplies blood to the left ventricle.
Lipids are a group of naturally occurring molecules that include fats, waxes, sterols, and fat-soluble vitamins. They are a major component of cell membranes and play a crucial role in energy storage and hormone production.
A large organ located in the upper abdomen. The liver cleanses the blood and aids in digestion by secreting bile.
loop of Henle
A section of the nephron in the kidney that plays a key role in the production of urine. It is responsible for reabsorbing water and sodium from the filtrate and creating a concentration gradient in the surrounding tissues.
One of a pair of organs in the chest that supplies the body with oxygen, and removes carbon dioxide from the body.
A lymph is a clear fluid that circulates through the lymphatic system, which is part of the immune system. It contains white blood cells, nutrients, and waste products, and helps to remove toxins and foreign substances from the body.
Freeze dry (a substance).

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