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L.Ac. (Lic.Ac.)

   Licensed Acupuncturist.

RELATED TERMS
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Acupuncturist
A person skilled in the practice of acupuncture, who may or may not be credentialed by a national accrediting body.



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Lumbosacral
Relating to the lumbar vertebrae and the sacrum.

Lymphadenopathy
Any disease process affecting a lymph node or lymph nodes.

Lymphopenia
A reduction, relative or absolute, in the number of lymphocytes in the circulating blood.

Latency period
The period between exposure to a disease-causing agent and the onset or appearance of disease symptoms. The latency period for asbestos-related diseases ranges from 15 years for asbestosis to 30 years or more for lung cancer and mesothelioma.

Longitudinal study
Investigation in which data are collected from a number of subjects over a long period of time.

L.Ac. (Lic.Ac.)

Laying on of hands
Contact healing.

Life energy
See "vital force."

L.M.T.
Licensed Massage Therapist.

Lactic Acidosis
The buildup of lactic acid in the body. The cells make lactic acid when they use glucose (sugar) for energy. If too much lactic acid stays in the body, the balance tips and the person begins to feel ill. The signs of lactic acidosis are deep and rapid breathing, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Lactic acidosis may be caused by diabetic ketoacidosis or liver or kidney disease. Lactic acidosis is also a rare side effect of a diabetes medication called metformin.

Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults (LADA)
Autoimmune diabetes (Type 1A diabetes) occurring in individuals who are older than the usual age of onset of type 1 diabetes (that is, over 30 years of age at diagnosis). Sometimes, patients with LADA are mistakenly thought to have Type 2 diabetes, based on their age at the time of diagnosis. However, positive antibody tests would help make the diagnosis of LADA.

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