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  1. GOO GOO
    GOO: Gastric outlet obstruction....
  2. Good Samaritan Good Samaritan
    Good Samaritan: Someone who voluntarily helps someone else who is in distress. The term "Good Samaritan" comes from the parable of the Good Samaritan related in the Book of Luke in the New Testament of the Bible. The parable tells of a Samaritan (a resident of Samaria) who stopped to help a man who...
  3. Good Samaritan law Good Samaritan law
    Good Samaritan law: A law designed to protect a Good Samaritan from legal liability. Such laws usually specify that whoever in good faith provides emergency (and sometimes non-emergency) medical services shall not be civilly liable unless their acts constitute wanton misconduct. See also Good Samari...
  4. Good-for-you bacteria Good-for-you bacteria
    Good-for-you bacteria: Bacteria that are good for health. Lactobacillus acidophilus are a type of good-for-you bacteria. The term is an informal one for probiotic....
  5. Goodman syndrome Goodman syndrome
    Goodman syndrome: A genetic syndrome characterized by acrocephalosyndactyly -- birth defects involving the head and face and the fingers. The craniofacial features are essentially those of acrocephaly while the finger abnormalities include polydactyly (extra fingers), syndactyly (fusion of the finge...
  6. Goodpasture syndrome Goodpasture syndrome
    Goodpasture syndrome: An autoimmune disease characterized by a combination of lung and kidney disease --specifically, pulmonary hemorrhage (bleeding in the lungs) and glomerulonephritis (inflammation of the glomerulus) --due to severe inflammation in the basement membranes of the alveolus of the lun...
  7. Goose bump Goose bump
    Goose bump: A temporary local change in the skin when it becomes rougher due to erection of little muscles, as from cold, fear, or excitement. The chain of events leading to this skin change starts with a stimulus such as cold or fear. That stimulus causes a nerve discharge from the sympathetic ne...
  8. Gooseflesh Gooseflesh
    Gooseflesh: A temporary local change in the skin when it becomes rougher due to erection of little muscles, as from cold, fear, or excitement. The chain of events leading to this skin change starts with a stimulus such as cold or fear. That stimulus causes a nerve discharge from the sympathetic ne...
  9. Gorham disease Gorham disease
    Gorham disease: Also called disappearing bone disease. Extensive loss of calcium from a single bone so that it cannot be seen on x-ray. Any bone can be involved but the upper arm, shoulder, and jaw are most frequent. This type of selective decalcification is sometimes associated with the presence of...
  10. Gorlin syndrome Gorlin syndrome
    Gorlin syndrome: The nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome, a genetic disorder inherited in an autosomal dominant manner and characterized by a broad face, rib malformations, and an extraordinary predisposition to basal cell carcinoma, a type of skin cancer. The gene for Gorlin syndrome has been mapp...
  11. Gorlin syndrome II Gorlin syndrome II
    Gorlin syndrome II: Name sometimes used for the LEOPARD syndrome which Dr. Robert J. Gorlin and colleagues recognized and reported in the medical literature in 1969. A oral pathologist and clinical geneticist at the University of Minnesota, Bob Gorlin (1923-) delineated many of the now-known crani...
  12. Gorlin-Goltz syndrome Gorlin-Goltz syndrome
    Gorlin-Goltz syndrome: See: Gorlin syndrome....
  13. Gottron sign Gottron sign
    Gottron sign: A scaly, patchy redness over the knuckles seen in patients with dermatomyositis, an inflammatory muscle disorder. (See polymyositis)....
  14. Gout Gout
    Gout: Condition characterized by abnormally elevated levels of uric acid in the blood, recurring attacks of joint inflammation (arthritis), deposits of hard lumps of uric acid in and around the joints, and decreased kidney function and kidney stones. Uric acid is a breakdown product of purines, t...
  15. Gout, tophaceous Gout, tophaceous
    Gout, tophaceous: A form of chronic gout whereby nodular masses of uric acid crystals (tophi) are deposited in different soft tissue areas of the body. Even though tophi are most commonly found as hard nodules around the fingers, at the tips of the elbows, and around the big toe, tophi nodules ca...