GALACTORRHEA - The discharge of milk
from the breasts.
GALLIE - Wire around lamina of C-1 and spinous process
GAMMA KNIFE - Equipment that precisely delivers a concentrated
dose of radiation to a predetermined target using gamma
GASSERION GANGLION - Mass of nervous tissue lying on
the sensory root of the trigeminal nerve.
GENERALIZED SEIZURES - Seizures involving widespread
areas on both sides of the brain at the time of onset.
The generalized nature of these seizures accounts for
their dramatic manifestations, which include loss of
consciousness or awareness and convulsions. About 39%
epileptics suffer primarily from generalized seizures.
GETTY - For decompression of lumbar spinal stenosis;
excision of lamina and portion of facet.
GILL - Removal of the posterior spinal arch in spondylolisthesis.
GILL, MANNING, and WHITE - A procedure sometimes combined
with posterolateral spinal fusion.
GLASGOW COMA SCALE - The most widely used system of
classifying the severity of head injuries or other neurologic
GLASGOW OUTCOME SCALE - A widely used system of classifying
outcome after head injury or other neurologic diseases.
GLENOID - Resembling a socket; denoting the articular
depression of the scapula entering the formation of
the shoulder joint.
GLENOHUMERAL - Relating to the glenoid cavity and the
GLIA (Also termed neuroglia) - The major support cells
of the brain. These cells are involved in the nutrition
and maintenance of the nerve cells.
GLIOBLASTOMA - A general term for malignant forms of
GLIOMA - A tumor formed by glial cells.
GLOBUS PALLIDUS - part of the basal ganglia which are
brain cells that lie deep in the brain.
GOLDSTEIN - For scoliosis deformity graft incorporating
posterior elements, including facet joints and ribs.
GRAFT - any free (unattached) tissue or organ for transplantation.
GRAY MATTER - The nerve cell bodies to muscle and sensory
outflow and input, respectively.
GRISEL SYNDROME - Subluxation of the atlantoaxial joint
from inflammatory ligamentous laxity due to infection.
Can result in neurologic complications.
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