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leg

 [leg]
1. that section of the lower limb between the knee and ankle; called also crus.
2. in common usage, the entire lower limb (in which case, the part below the knee is called the lower leg).
3. any of the four limbs of a quadruped.
bayonet leg ankylosis of the knee after backward displacement of the tibia and fibula.
bow leg see bowleg.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

leg

(leg),
1. The segment of the inferior limb between the knee and the ankle.
2. A structure resembling a leg.
3. Colloquially, the entire inferior limb.
Synonym(s): crus (1) [TA]
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leg

(lĕg)
n.
1.
a. One of the limbs or appendages that an animal uses for locomotion or support.
b. One of the lower or hind limbs in humans and other primates.
c. The part of the limb between the knee and foot in vertebrates.
d. The back part of the hindquarter of a meat animal.
2. A supporting part resembling a leg in shape or function.
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leg

See Bird leg, Champagne bottle leg, Tennis leg.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

leg

(leg)
1. The segment of the inferior limb between the knee and the ankle; commonly used to mean the entire inferior limb.
2. A structure resembling a leg.
Synonym(s): crus (1) [TA] .
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

leg

(leg)
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MUSCLES OF THE LEG: Anterior view
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MUSCLES OF THE LEG: Anterior view
In common usage, the entire lower limb, or from hip to ankle; anatomically, only the lower leg, from knee to ankle, the tibia and fibula. See: illustration

bandy leg

Valgus knee.

Barbados leg

Elephantiasis of the legs.

bayonet leg

An uncorrected posterior displacement of the knee bones, followed by ankylosis at the joint.

milk leg

Phlegmasia alba dolens.

restless leg

See: restless legs syndrome

scissor leg

Scissor gait.

white leg

Phlegmasia alba dolens.
Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners

leg

(leg)
1. [TA] Segment of inferior limb between knee and ankle.
2. A structure resembling a leg.
3. Colloquially, the entire inferior limb.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about leg

Q. HOW CAN YOU STOP LEAKING LEGS CAUSED BY EDEOMA AND WHAT CAN WE USE TO COVER THE LEG TO STOP HIS TROUSERS RUBBI MY SON IS VERY OVER WEIGHT AND HAS VERY BAD LEGS WHICH LEAK WATER ALL DAY HE IS A TAXI DRIVER WITH HIS OWN BUSSINESS HE TAKES ANTIBIOTICS TO STOP INFECTIONS BUT FINDS HIS LEGS GET SOCKED WHAT DRESSING COULD HE USE

A. from your question it seems to me that your son needs to take care of his problem,what does his DR say? wrapping his legs up my not be the right answer,because that fluid has to go somewhere? antibiotics are good,but sooner or later infection can take over,once his body adjust to them,in other words he cannot take them forever.right now trying to cover up the symtoms of his problems is not the right thing to do. OBESITY,is what your sons diag is the complications of obesity are;hypertension(high blood pressure)--stokes are twice as likely to accur in obese people. coronary heart disease is more common,particularly in obese men,under the age of 40yrs. diabetes mellitus,increased rick of cancer of the colon,rectum cancer,prostrate cancer joint and arthritis problems,that are agrravated by obesity.(hips)(knees)(back).some people who have been seriously obese for much of there lives can lose weight without regaining it. as when trying to give up smoking or alcohol,the essential elem

Q. How to prevent leg cramps? Every night I get terrible leg cramps that wake me up from my sleep. This only started happening during my pregnancy. How can I stop it from happening?

A. You can try to prevent night cramps by wearing socks to bed or by pressing your foot against the bed board. If the painful cramps continue, ask your doctor about calcium or magnesium supplements as they can sometimes help.

Q. Why do you have to amputate legs in Diabetic patients? And how can I avoid that? I’ll appreciate an honest answer.

A. Here is a very detailed information about that, it has even some videos that gives an idea about how it happens:
http://yourtotalhealth.ivillage.com/foot-leg-amputation-diabetes.html
there’s a link there to prevention too.

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A ball from spinner Rayner passed harmlessly down the leg side but bounced off wicket-keeper Andrew Hodd's pads on to the stumps.
Troughton then tied himself up in knots as a Harmy bouncer approached, gloving softly to Gordon Muchall at slip before Tim Ambrose skied another bouncer trying to turn it leg side, with Phil Mustard doing the easy honours.
an astonishing sight as the Australian roared in to a line of seven slips, with no fieldsman on the leg side.
They put on 40 runs for the third wicket when Rangana Herath picked up the prize wicket of Khan, who while attempting to play down the leg side edged to wicketkeeper Jayawardene for 17.
Cockbain failed to press on after reaching his half century and was on 51 when he tried to work a straight ball from Balcombe through the leg side and became another lbw victim.
Hussey said: "By the end (the plan) was just swing as hard as I could through every ball and try to take advantage of the strong wind that was blowing (towards the leg side) and a relatively short boundary.
Pietersen had resumed overnight on 104 and a had minor scare after reaching 121 when he gloved an attempted hook off Makhaya Ntini only for the ball to drop out of wicketkeeper Mark Boucher's despairing reach down the leg side.
Opener Andrew Gale struck three quick boundaries when Yorkshire set off in pursuit of their modest target but fell victim to Jon Lewis who bowled him for 12 after he aimed to turn the ball onto the leg side.
He was helped along by Ryan Watkins who held five leg side catches in the second innings to equal a Glamorgan record.
The resounding win was completed when the West Indies' young fast bowler Fidel Edwards conceded five wides with a wayward delivery down the leg side to seal a 3-0 series win for the home side.
But he atoned with an agile stop down the leg side after another ball from Anderson lacked the necessary direction.
Medium-pacer Martin-Jenkins, one of only two capped players in Sussex's side, trapped Englefield as he played back attempting to guide the ball down the leg side.