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Ligands -  Messenger molecules that bind to and activate receptors on the surface of cells, which then change the behavior of the cell.
Locomotor Training -  A rehabilitation therapy that enables some people with spinal cord injuries to regain limited independent walking. The training involves supporting people over a treadmill while they are helped to make stepping motions.
Lumbar -  The low-level nervous structure of the spinal cord responsible for controlling the abdomen, hips, quadriceps, hamstrings, feet and ejaculation.

Courtesy Christopher Reeve Foundation