Gay: A person who is homosexual, especially a male homosexual. The word “gay” in this regard may denote the homosexual individual or the lifestyle, particularly a male homosexual lifestyle.
- Gay gene
Gay gene: A gene located on the X chromosome which was proposed to determine male homosexuality. The “gay gene” was dubbed homosexuality 1 (HMS1) and the male sexual orientation gene. It was thought to be in chromosome band Xq28. The original claim for the “gay gene” was made in 1993 by Dean H. Hamer and […]
- Gay suicide risk
Gay suicide risk: High rates of suicide have consistently been reported among homosexuals, particularly among adolescents and young adults. A 1989 report concluded that “gay youth are 2 to 3 times more likely to attempt suicide than other young people. They may comprise up to 30% of completed youth suicides annually.” In 1999 it was […]
G-CSF: Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor. A colony-stimulating factor that stimulates the production of neutrophils (a type of white blood cell). G-CSF is a cytokine that belongs to the family of drugs called hematopoietic (blood-forming) agents. Also called filgrastim.
- G protein
G protein: A guanine nucleotide binding protein in cells that interacts with cell surface receptors and affects biochemical actions within cells.
- g (gram)
g (gram): Symbol for gram, a unit of measurement of weight and mass in the metric system. In weight, a gram is equal to a thousandth of a kilogram. In mass, a gram is equal to a thousandth of a liter (one cubic centimeter) of water at 4 degrees centigrade. The word “gram” comes from […]