Sexual Dictionary - letter L
- Labia (labium)
any of four folds of tissue of the female external genitalia named :
- labia majora - the two outer rounded folds of adipose tissue that lie
on either side of and sorrounding the vaginal opening and form the external
lateral boundaries of the vulva
- labia minora - the two thin inner folds of skin within the vestibule of
the vagina enclosed within the cleft of the labia majora
the period beginning with contractions of the uterus and ending with the
expulsion of the fetus or infant and the placenta.
Also called childbirth.
breastfeeding, or the secretion of breast milk.
the bacteria normally present in the mouth, intestinal tract and vagina.
Lactobacillus produces lactic acid and act to prevent
vaginitis by inhibiting the growth of
a procedure using an
endoscope inserted through an abdominal
incision for the purpose of diagnosis, biopsy or surgery.
of, relating to, affecting or situated in the larynx.
the larynx is an organ, part of the respiratory tract, situated in the neck,
involved in control of breathing protection of the trachea and sound production.
Larynx has walls of cartilage and muscle. Houses the vocal cords and is situated
at the point where the upper tract splits into the trachea and the esophagus.
- Latent syphilis
a stage of
syphilis where there are no outward
a type of rubber used to make
homosexual woman who prefer to have romantic
and sexual relationships only with other women.
(homosexuality) woman behavior oriented
only toward romantic and sexual relationship with another woman. It is a form of
any wound or injury, localized pathological change in a bodily organ or
tissue, infected or diseased patch of skin.
- Leucocyte (leukocyte)
white blood cell.
- Leucocytosis (leukocytosis)
an abnormal increase in the number of white blood cells in the blood as
a result of infection or inflammation.
- Leucorrhea (leukorrhea)
discharge of white mucous material from the vagina. All women have a
vaginal discharge. Healthy discharge may appear clear, cloudy white, and/or
yellowish when dry on clothing. Changes in normal discharge can occur for
many reasons like menstrual cycle, stress, nutrition, pregnancy, usage of
medications, and sexual arousal. Any changes in color or amount of vaginal
discharge may be a sign of a vaginal infection or a local lesion. An
unhealthy discharge may be persistent, increased discharge, white, clumpy
discharge (cottage cheese like), grey-white or yellow-green discharge
with a foul (fishy) odor, thin, watery discharge. Also unhealthy discharges
are accompanied by itching, rash, soreness or burning sensation during urination.
manifestation of the sexual desire as an instinctual energy or force.
benign tumor composed of fatty tissue.
The tendency to develop lipomas is generally hereditary. Lipomas are soft
to the touch, sometimes moveable, and are generally painless. A lipoma may
be removed by simple excision or liposuction.
a cosmetic surgical procedure which removes fat from certain places of
the body, typically abdomen, thighs and buttocks by liquefying it and removing
it through a hollow needle.
- Love doll
a type of
sex toy that resembles a man or a woman
and has anatomically correct parts.
a substance that reduce the friction between
intercourse. Can be natural - secreted
by penis and vagina or artificial. For protected sex MUST be used water-based
lubricants because oil-based lubricant can damage the condom.
- Lubricated condom
a condom that has lubricant put on it before it is sealed in a package.
process that occurs within 10 to 30 seconds of a woman/man becoming
sexually aroused. In woman the vascular engorgement of the tissues that lie
vaginal wall produce a vaginal lubrication
on the inner walls of the vagina. In man the natural lubrication is represented
by the small amount of fluid secreted by the Cowper's glands. Lack of lubrication
lead to painful intercourse. It is possible to use artificial lubricants to
assist in achieving adequate lubrication.
- Luteal phase
the second half of the
menstrual cycle after ovulation. The
progesterone which prepares the
endometrium for the
implantation of an
fertilization does not occur then
menstrual flow begins.
- Luteinizing hormone (LH)
hormone produced by the
pituitary gland. In the women triggers
ovulation and stimulates the
corpus luteum to make
About 36 hours before ovulation, the level of luteinizing hormone will greatly
increase in the blood and subsequently the urine. This increase in LH may
be detected by testing the urine. In the man LH is necessary for
spermatogenesis and for the production of
testosterone (Leydig cell function).
a very strong sexual desire.
a thin, transparent, slightly yellow, coagulable fluid containing white
blood cells (lymphocytes) and antibodies and is circulated throughout the
body by the lymphatic system. is conveyed to the blood stream by lymphatic vessels.
- Lymph nodes
small, bean-shaped organs located throughout the body along the channels
of the lymphatic system, that help to filter excess fluid, bacteria, and
by-products of infections. Most lymph nodes are clustered in specific areas
of the body, such as the mouth, neck, lower arm, armpit, and groin.
a chronic, abnormal enlargement of the lymph nodes, usually associated
- Lymphatic system
the interconnected system of spaces and vessels between body tissues and
organs by which lymph circulates throughout the body. The lymphatic
system transports infection-fighting cells - lymphocytes.
The lymphatic system consists of the :
- lymphatic vessels - a network of thin tubes that branch into tissues
throughout the body and carry lymph
- lymphoid tissue - the spleen, thymus and bone marrow. The spleen acts
to filter and modify the blood while the bone marrow and thymus act to produce
and mature lymphocytes and other immune cells
- lymph nodes - small organs along the network of vessel. Clusters of lymph
nodes are found in the underarms, groin, neck, chest, and abdomen and act
as filters, with an internal honeycomb of connective tissue filled with
lymphocytes that collect and destroy bacteria and viruses. When the body is
fighting an infection, these lymphocytes multiply rapidly and produce a
characteristic swelling of the lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy)
a type of white blood cell involved in the human body's immune system
and playing an important and integral part of the body's defenses.
There are two broad categories of lymphocytes, namely T cells and
B cells. T-cells are responsible for cell mediated immunity whereas
B-cells are responsible for humoral immunity (relating to antibodies).
T-cells are named such because these lymphocytes mature in the thymus and
B-cells mature in bone marrow.
- Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV)
sexually transmitted disease
caused by subtypes of
Chlamydia Trachomatis. that affects
especcialy the lymph nodes but also rectal and genital area. The most frequent
clinical manifestation of LGV are in its primary stage small painless ulcer
or blister in the genital area, in the second stage the infection spreads to
the lymphatic system, forming swellings in the lymph nodes of the groin area
that often merge, soften, and rupture, forming sinuses and fistulas (hollow
passages and ducts) that carry an infectious bloody discharge to the outside
of the body, fever, nausea, headaches, pains in their joints, skin rashes,
and enlargement of the spleen or liver and in the third stage rectal pain,
constipation, a discharge containing pus or bloody mucus, and the narrowing
or tightening of the rectum or vagina.
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