The larger of the two saphenous veins, the principal veins that run up the leg near the surface. The great saphenous vein goes from the foot all the way up to the saphenous opening, an oval aperture in the broad fascia of the thigh. The vein then passes through this fibrous membrane. Also known as large saphenous vein.
- Green fluorescent protein
A reporter of gene expression — The expression of a gene can be monitored in cells by linking the control sequences for a gene to the GFP structural gene, which serves as a reporter. A protein tag — The GFP structural gene is fused to another gene, producing a fusion protein that is tagged by […]
- Greenstick fracture
A fracture in which one side of a bone is broken and the other is bent (like a green stick).
Living in the company of others. A gregarious parasite is one whose nutritional requirements are such that from several to many can live simultaneously in or on the body of the host.
- Grid, Amsler
A grid pattern that resembles a checkerboard utilized for examination of the eye. The patient covers one eye and stares at a black dot in the center of the grid. While staring at the dot, the patient may notice that the straight lines in the pattern appear wavy. This kind of wavy pattern on viewing […]
- Gregarious parasite
A parasite whose nutritional requirements permit several to many of them to live simultaneously in or on the body of the host.