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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «G»:

  1. Growing pains Growing pains
    Growing pains:Mysterious pains in growing children, usually in the legs. These pains are similar to what the weekend gardener suffers from on Monday-an overuse type of problem. If in playing, children exceed their regular threshold, they will be sore, just like an adult. Growing pains are typically ...
  2. Growth and differentiation factor 8 Growth and differentiation factor 8
    Growth and differentiation factor 8: Also called myostatin. See: Myostatin....
  3. Growth differentiation factor 8 Growth differentiation factor 8
    Growth differentiation factor 8: Also called myostatin. See: Myostatin....
  4. Growth hormone Growth hormone
    Growth hormone: A hormone made in the pituitary gland that stimulates the release of another hormone called somatomedin by the liver, thereby causing growth. Also known as somatotropin. Growth hormone is produced by the anterior pituitary gland, the front section of the gland, and is a polypeptide t...
  5. Growth in height Growth in height
    Growth in height: See: Normal growth....
  6. Growth, normal Growth, normal
    Growth, normal: See: Normal growth....
  7. GSS GSS
    GSS: Gerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker. See: Gerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker syndrome....
  8. GSTO1 GSTO1
    GSTO1: Glutathione S-transferase omega-1....
  9. gtt. gtt.
    gtt.: Abbreviation meaning drops (from the Latin "guttae", drops). One of a number of hallowed abbreviations of Latin terms that have traditionally been used in prescriptions....
  10. Gua sha Gua sha
    Gua sha: See: Gua-sha....
  11. Guanine Guanine
    Guanine: One of the four bases in DNA that make up the letters ATGC. Guanine is the "G". The others are adenine, cytosine, and thymine. Guanine always pairs with cytosine to form the base pair G-C (guanine-cytosine) in the DNA. The other base pair in the DNA is A-T (adenine-thymine). Each base pair ...
  12. Guarding, abdominal Guarding, abdominal
    Guarding, abdominal: Involuntary tensing of the abdominal wall muscles to guard inflamed organs within the abdomen from the pain of pressure. This is detected when the abdomen wall is pressed. Guarding is a characteristic finding in the physical examination for a painful abdomen if there is inflamma...
  13. Guasha Guasha
    Guasha: See: Gua-sha....
  14. Guided imagery Guided imagery
    Guided imagery: An alternative medicine technique in which patients use their imagination to visualize improved health, or to "attack" a disease, such as a tumor. Some studies indicate that the positive thinking can have an effect on disease outcome, so this technique is now utilized as "compli...
  15. Guillain-Barre syndrome Guillain-Barre syndrome
    Guillain-Barre syndrome: A disorder characterized by progressive symmetrical paralysis and loss of reflexes, usually beginning in the legs. The paralysis characteristically involves more than one limb (most commonly the legs), is progressive, and is usually proceeds from the end of an extremity towa...