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GSS

Gerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker syndrome.

GSTO1

Glutathione S-transferase omega-1.

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.

Gyrus

A convolution on the surface of a cerebral hemisphere caused by the infolding of the cerebral cortex. The gyri are bounded by crevices in the cortex called sulci. Many gyri are constant enough in their occurrence as anatomic features that they have been given names as, for example, the cingulate gyrus, the dentate gyrus, and […]

Gyno-

Combining form pertaining to women. From the Greek gyno, gynaikos meaning woman.

Gynephobia

androphobia, an abnormal and persistent fear of men; and pedophobia, an abnormal and persistent fear of children and babies.

Gynecomastia

Excessive development of the male breasts. Temporary enlargement of the breasts is not unusual or abnormal in boys during adolescence or during recovery from malnutrition. Gynecomastia may be abnormal as, for example, in Klinefelter’s syndrome.

Gynecologist

A physician who specializes in treating diseases of the female reproductive organs and providing well-woman health care that focuses primarily on the reproductive organs.

Gynecology

The branch of medicine that is particularly concerned with the health of the female organs of ‘reproduction.

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