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Aug 122014

Licensed practical nurse

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A nurse that provides basic bedside care under the direction of registered nurses and physicians. LPNs perform many care duties, including measuring and recording patient’s vital signs, preparing and giving injections, monitoring catheters, dressing wounds and assisting with bathing, dressing and personal hygiene.

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Ligament

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A fibrous band of dense collagen bundles that connect one bone to another.

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Lordosis

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A medical condition of the spine where there is an exaggerated inward curvature of the lower back. See Scoliosis and Kyphosis.

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Lumbar

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Referring to the five lumbar vertebrae which are situated below the thoracic vertebrae and above the sacral vertebrae in the spinal column. The lumbar vertebrae are represented by the symbols L1 through L5.

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