Impaired glucose tolerance.
- Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD)
Deficiency of G6PD is the commonest disease-causing enzyme defect in humans affecting an estimated 400 million people. The G6PD gene is on the X chromosome. Males with the enzyme deficiency develop anemia due to breakup of their red blood cells when they are exposed to oxidant drugs such as the antimalarial primaquine, the sulfonamide antibiotics […]
- Glucose, fasting blood
A method for learning how much glucose (sugar) there is in a blood sample taken after an overnight fast. The fasting blood glucose test is commonly used in the detection of diabetes mellitus. A blood sample is taken in a lab, doctor’s office, or hospital. The test is done in the morning before the person […]
- Glucuronosyltransferase, UDP-
Deficiency, UDP-glucuronosyltransferase, Gilbert’s Disease.
- Gerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker syndrome
A rare familial form of progressive dementia inherited in an autosomal dominant manner due to a mutant prion gene on chromosome 20pter-p12. Abbreviated GSS. Degeneration of the nervous system usually starts in the fourth or fifth decade of life with slowly developing dysarthria (difficulty speaking) and cerebellar ataxia (wobbliness) and later the progressive dementia become […]
- Gerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker disease