Medical Dictionary Definitions A-Z List
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Globus: A word straight from the Latin, meaning (not unexpectedly) a globe or sphere. The word "globus" is used in a number of different contexts in medicine.
Globus hystericus, sometimes just called globus, is the sensation of having a lump in the throat. This is a symptom of hysterical neurosis ...
Globus hystericus: The sensation of having a lump in the throat when there is nothing there. Sometimes simply called globus.
Globus hystericus is a symptom of some physical disorders such as reflux laryngitis as well as a classic sign of hysterical neurosis, a psychosomatic disorder characterized ...
Globus major: The globus major is the head of the epididymis, the structure just behind the testis. The globus minor is the lower end of the epididymis.
Globus is a Latin word meaning (not unexpectedly) a globe or sphere. The adjective is globoid or spheroid....
Globus minor: The globus minor is the tail of the epididymis, a cordlike structure just behind the testis. The globus major is the head of the epididymis. In terms of orientation, the globus minor is the lower end of the epididymis while the globus major is the upper end.
Globus is Latin word meanin...
Globus pallidus: A pale-appearing spherical area in the brain. The globus pallidus is part of what is called the lentiform nucleus which, in turn, is part of the striate body, a component of the basal ganglia, large masses of gray matter at the base of the cerebral hemispheres of the brain.
Glomerular: Pertaining to the glomerulus, a tiny structure in the kidney that filters the blood to form urine....
Glomeruli: The plural of glomerulus....
Glomerulus: 1.In the kidney, a tiny ball-shaped structure composed of capillary blood vessels actively involved in the filtration of the blood to form urine. The glomerulus is one of the key structures that make up the nephron, the functional unit of the kidney.
2. In the olfactory bulb, an anatomic...
Glossal: Of or pertaining to the tongue. Glossal is used as both an adjective and a compound word, as in hypoglossal nerve and thyroglossal cyst. From the Greek glossa meaning tongue....
Glossitis: Inflammation of the tongue....
Glossolalia: Nonsensical sounds that mimic the
rhythms and inflections of actual speech. Glossolalia may
be seen in deep sleep or in trance states. It is also the
scientific term for the trance-induced religious phenomena
known as "speaking in tongues."...
Glossopharyngeal nerve: The glossopharyngeal nerve is the ninth cranial nerve. The 12 cranial nerves, the glossopharyngeal nerve included, emerge from or enter the skull (the cranium), as opposed to the spinal nerves which emerge from the vertebral column.
The glossopharyngeal nerve supplies the ...
Glottis: The middle part of the larynx, the area where the vocal cords are located....
Glu: Glutamic acid. See also: Amino acid symbols....
Glucocentric: Focused on glucose, particularly to the exclusion of other factors. As in "We have a body of evidence and the consensus of concern that we need to reduce cardiovascular disease - the No. 1 killer of diabetics and everyone. We know we can't just push glucocentric messages...." (Dr. Jame...