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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «G»:

  1. Gland, palpebral Gland, palpebral
    Gland, palpebral: See: Meibomian gland....
  2. Gland, pituitary Gland, pituitary
    Gland, pituitary: The main endocrine gland. It is a small structure in the head and is called the master gland because it produces hormones that control other glands and many body functions including growth. The pituitary consists of the anterior and posterior pituitary. The anterior pituitary is th...
  3. Gland, prostate Gland, prostate
    Gland, prostate: A gland within the male reproductive system that is located just below the bladder. Chestnut shaped, the prostate surrounds the beginning of the urethra, the canal that empties the bladder. The prostate is actually not one but many glands, 30-50 in number, between which is abundant...
  4. Gland, salivary Gland, salivary
    Gland, salivary: One of the glands in the mouth that produce saliva. There are 3 major salivary glands. They are the parotid, submandibular, and sublingual glands. Each of these glands is paired; there is one parotid gland on each side of the head, etc. The parotid glands are located in front of th...
  5. Gland, sublingual Gland, sublingual
    Gland, sublingual: See: Sublingual gland....
  6. Gland, sudoriferous Gland, sudoriferous
    Gland, sudoriferous: The sudoriferous (sweat) glands are small tubular structures situated within and under the skin (in the subcutaneous tissue). They discharge sweat by tiny openings in the surface of the skin. The sweat is a transparent colorless acidic fluid with a peculiar odor. It contains s...
  7. Gland, sweat Gland, sweat
    Gland, sweat: The sweat (sudoriferous) glands are small tubular structures situated within and under the skin (in the subcutaneous tissue). They discharge sweat by tiny openings in the surface of the skin. The sweat is a transparent colorless acidic fluid with a peculiar odor. It contains some fatty...
  8. Gland, tarsal Gland, tarsal
    Gland, tarsal: See: Meibomian gland....
  9. Gland, thymus Gland, thymus
    Gland, thymus: See: Thymus....
  10. Gland, thyroid Gland, thyroid
    Gland, thyroid: See: Thyroid gland....
  11. Glanders Glanders
    Glanders: A bacterial infection that causes a chronic debilitating disease of equids (horses, mules, and donkeys) as well as some members of the cat family and is transmissible to people. The bacterium responsible for glanders is Burkholderia mallei (formerly called Pseudomonas mallei). Glanders at...
  12. Glandular fever Glandular fever
    Glandular fever: Glandular fever is infectious mononucleosis. "Mono" and "kissing disease" are popular terms for this very common illness caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). By the time most people reach adulthood, an antibody against EBV can be detected in their blood meanin...
  13. Glans Glans
    Glans: 1) The glans penis, the rounded head of the penis. 2) The rounded head of the clitoris....
  14. Glans and foreskin, inflammation of the Glans and foreskin, inflammation of the
    Glans and foreskin, inflammation of the: In the uncircumcised male, balanitis (inflammation of the glans, the rounded head of the penis) and posthitis (inflammation of the foreskin) usually occur together as balanoposthitis: inflammation of both the glans and foreskin. Circumcision prevents balanopo...
  15. Glans penis, inflammation of the Glans penis, inflammation of the
    Glans penis, inflammation of the: Inflammation of the rounded head (the glans) of the penis is called balanitis. In the uncircumcised male, balanitis and posthitis (inflammation of the foreskin) usually occur together as balanoposthitis: inflammation of both the glans and the foreskin. Circumcision ...