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  1. Hartmann’s curette
    a curette used for the removal of adenoids
  2. Hartmann’s procedure
    resection of a diseased portion of the colon, with the proximal end of the colon brought out as a colostomy and the distal stump or rectum sutured closed
  3. Hemicolectomy
    excision of approximately half of the colon
  4. Hydrocortisone
    anti-inflammatory adrenocortical steroid
  5. Hypoglycaemic
    any of a large group of drugs prescribed to decrease the amount of glucose circulating in the blood
  6. Intubation
    passage of a tube into a body aperture - specifically the insertion of a breathing tube through the mouth or nose into the trachea to ensure a patent airway for the delivery of anaesthetic gases
  7. Laparoscopic Splenectomy
    a laparoscopic operation to remove the spleen
  8. Lasik
    laser in-situ keratomileusis is a common form of refractive surgery that corrects refractive errors to reduce dependence on glasses and contact lenses
  9. Lumen
    a tubular space or the channel within any organ or structure of the body . The term lumen is often used in regard to the number of access ports available in intravenous therapy systems
  10. Lumpectomy
    surgical incision of a tumour without removing large amounts of surrounding tissue
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