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Medicine and Anatomy by Letter - L

Answer these questions about the human body, disease, and the field of medicine. All answers start with the letter L!
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Last updated: May 1, 2020
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The five vertebrae of the lower back
Lumbar vertebrae
Commonly called the voice box
Larynx
Bean-sized organs spread around the body that house many white blood cells
Lymph nodes
Substance that builds up during heavy exercise and can lead to muscle soreness
Lactic acid
Fleshy parts that form the upper and lower edges of the mouth and are used in speech
Lips
The heaviest internal organ, has many functions in metabolism, digestion and detoxification
Liver
Connective tissue that connects bones to other bones
Ligament
The main organ of the respiratory system
Lung
An important part of the eye that can change shape to focus on objects at different distances
Lens
Auto-immune disease that typically causes painful joints and a butterfly rash in the face
Lupus
A common non-cancerous tumour of fatty tissue
Lipoma
Infectious disease caused by the Borrelia bacterium, which is spread by ticks
Lyme disease
Cancer of the lymphocytes. Symptoms include weight loss, itching, and night sweats
Lymphoma
Cancer of the blood, the most common type of cancer in children
Leukemia
Bacteria that can cause pneumonia and grows in poorly maintained water systems
Legionella
Disease that can cause loss of fingers, whose sufferers are infamously placed in colonies
Leprosy
The name by which many people know the disease ALS, named after a baseball player
Lou Gehrig's disease
The glands above the eyes that produce tears
Lacrimal glands
The last part of the digestive tract, consisting of cecum, colon and rectum
Large intestine
The part of the body where you could find the quadriceps, patella and ischiadic nerve
Leg
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Level 77
May 1, 2020
The name for motorneurone disease is very US-centric.
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Level 68
Aug 29, 2021
I've been a doctor for over 20 years in the UK and have 100% so far on these quizzes (fortunately!). But I have never heard of Lou Gehrig's disease which clearly hasn't made it across the pond. So my 100% record is gone! :(
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Level 68
Aug 30, 2021
On the bright side, you learned something new today! Thanks for taking my quizzes.
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Level 46
Feb 27, 2024
accept lachrymal for lacrimal? It's less common, especially amongst medics, but it's a correct spelling. Lacrymal is also sometimes used and appears in the dictionary as a variant spelling.