GALEN (C. 130-C. 220)

Galen was not only the most eminent physicianof his time, but influenced the entire course of both physical and mental medicine through the Middle...

GALTON, FRANCIS (1822-1911)

Galton, the first to make a systematic study of individual differences, was a native of Birmingham, England. In view of his later investigations of...

G PROTEIN

The class of proteins that are coupled to the intracellular portion of a type of membrane receptor and are activated when the receptor binds...

GALLOWS HUMOR

the name that is given to the humour or comical behaviour that is inappropriately displayed at a time of death or disaster. Compare flippancy.

GAMMA MOVEMENT

term for the form of apparent movement where an object appears to expand when it is suddenly presented and contract when it is...

GARDNER-DIAMOND SYNDROME

the name of a condition where a person bruises easily and the coloured patches enlarge and cause pain in the tissue underneath. Also called...

GATEKEEPER

A health care professional asociated with a care organisation who determines a person's access to the helth care services provided. Their approval is needed...

GENDER

Term for the condition of being male or female or neuter. Sex refers to the biological aspects of male and female. Gender implies the...

GENDER SCHEMA

the term that applies to the organized set of beliefs and expectations that guides a person's understanding of gender or sex.

GENERAL ADAPTATION SYNDROME (GAS)

This has 3 stages. 1. alarm has shock and countershock phase and can trigger fight or flight. 2.resistance stabilising physiological levels of depleted resources...

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