GEROMORPHISM

the term that is used to describe the condition of a person who appears older than their actual chronological age.

GESTATION

n. the name that is given to the development of the embryo and foetus in the uterus until birth. See pregnancy.

GIGANTISM

This term applies to an abnormally large body size due to excessive secretion of growth hormone by the pituitary gland: the term is sometimes...

GLIOMA

The most malignant form of a brain tumour. 3 types. 1. Astrocytoma forms from astrocytes. 2. oligodendro forms from oligodendrocytes. 3. Ependymoma forms from...

GLOMERULUS

1. The small tuft or cluster where olfactory nerve fibres terminate in the olfactory bulb. 2. Tuft or cluster of blood cells in the...

GLUCURONIDATION

Name of the metabolic process where drugs and other substances are combined with glucuronic acid to form more water soluble compounds that are more...

GOAL OBJECT

the name applied to what a person is seeking to attain and in particular, the final and ultimate goal that will follow a series...

GOLDENSEAL

Indigenous to Eastern USA, long history as a folk remedy, controls uterine bleeding, used as a poultice and antibacterial agent. Active ingredients are berberine...

GONORRHEA

Name of a sexually transmitted disease caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae. The primary focus of infection is the genital tract. If left ...

GOVERNMENT AND BINDING THEORY

The enhanced version of generative grammar involving multiple levels of abstraction that seeks to explain the relation between universals and particulars that account for...

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