GRADED POTENTIAL

neural potential not propagated but will decline with distance from a source. Includes receptor potentials, post synaptic potentials, subthreshold potentials. Compare action potential.

GLUTETHIMIDE

One of the sedatives that is not a barbiturate introduced in the early 1950s. Structurally similar to and pharmacologically interchangeable with the barbiturates. No...

GONADOTROPIN

Name of several hormones that stimulate functions of the gonads. They include follicle stimulating hormone and luteinising hormone that is produced by the anterior...

GANGLIOSIDOSIS

the name for the disorder of metabolising lipids and is marked by an accumulation of gangliosides in the nervous system. Taysachs disease is an...

GONO-GO

Conditioning term. Denotes two stimulus discriminating procedures where a particular action is reinforced in the presence of one stimulus, go stimulus and not...

GROUP SOCIALIZATION THEORY

Theory of development of personality where children are socialised by peers and influence from adults filters down to the peer groups. Children seek to...

GROUP PRESSURE

This term applies to any direct or indirect social pressure that is exerted by a group on its individual members to influence their choices...

GUNTHER'S DISEASE

Congenital form of porphyria where excess porphyrin is formed in the bone marrow. Psychological and neurological changes cause nausea, pain.

GROUP G MONOSOMY

Term for a rare chromosomal disorder where the G chromosome is affected. It may be not present or partly present. Causes sever mental retardation...

GYNECOLOGY

the name given to the branch of medicine that is concerned with diseases and disorders of the reproductive organs of women.

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