GB virus C: A virus first identified in 1995 that is genetically related to the hepatitis C virus but which does not cause hepatitis and, in fact, is not known to be responsible for any disease.
Infection with GB virus C (GBV-C) is beneficial to HIV-infected patients. They enjoy longer survival if they are coinfected with this virus and HIV than if they have HIV alone. Having two viruses is better than one here. Having both HIV and GB virus C is better than having HIV alone.
GB virus C (GBV-C) is also called hepatitis G. However, the designation GB virus C (GBV-C) is preferred because the virus is not a cause of hepatitis.
Accoucheur: A male obstetrician. An accoucheuse is a woman obstetrician, or sometimes a midwife.
- ACE2 (angiotensin converting enzyme 2)
ACE2 (angiotensin converting enzyme 2): An essential regulator of heart function. Also may be involved in the embryonic development of the heart. The ACE2 gene has been mapped to the X chromosome (band Xp22).
- Gesell Developmental Schedules
The Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS), better known as “the Brazelton” (because it was devised by the Harvard pediatrician T. Berry Brazelton); The Denver Developmental Screening Test (DDST) for children 0-6 years of age; The ELM (Early Language Milestone) scale for children 0-3 years of age; The CAT (Clinical Adaptive Test) and CLAMS (Clinical Linguistic […]
- Gestalt therapy
A psychotherapeutic concept that stresses understanding mental processes as holistic entities (gestalts) rather than as discrete steps. Gestalt therapy often uses group therapy techniques to help patients gain this type of insight. See also group therapy.
The period of time from conception to birth.