A bacterial infection that is transmitted by sexual contact. Gonorrhea is one of the oldest known sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and it is caused by the Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacteria. Men with gonorrhea may have a yellowish discharge from the penis accompanied by itching and burning. More than half of women with gonorrhea do not have any symptoms. If symptoms occur, they may include burning or frequent urination, yellowish vaginal discharge, redness and swelling of the genitals, and a burning or itching of the vaginal area. If untreated, gonorrhea can lead to severe pelvic infections and even sterility. Complications in later life can include inflammation of the heart valves, arthritis, and eye infections. Gonorrhea can also cause eye infections in babies born of infected mothers. Gonorrhea is treated with antibiotics.
Gastric outlet obstruction.
- Good Samaritan
Someone who voluntarily helps someone else who is in distress. The term “Good Samaritan” comes from the parable of the Good Samaritan related in the Book of Luke in the New Testament of the Bible. The parable tells of a Samaritan (a resident of Samaria) who stopped to help a man who had been injured […]
- Good Samaritan law
A law designed to protect a Good Samaritan from legal liability. Such laws usually specify that whoever in good faith provides emergency (and sometimes non-emergency) medical services shall not be civilly liable unless their acts constitute wanton misconduct. See also Good Samaritan.
- Good-for-you bacteria
Bacteria that are good for health. Lactobacillus acidophilus are a type of good-for-you bacteria. The term is an informal one for probiotic.
- Goodman syndrome
A genetic syndrome characterized by acrocephalosyndactyly — birth defects involving the head and face and the fingers. The craniofacial features are essentially those of acrocephaly while the finger abnormalities include polydactyly (extra fingers), syndactyly (fusion of the fingers), clinodactyly, and ulnar deviation (with the fingers deviated laterally, toward the ulnar bone). The syndrome is inherited […]