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Diseases & Conditions A-Z List - «G»:

  1. Growth hormone suppression test Growth hormone suppression test
    The growth hormone suppression test determines whether growth hormone (GH) production is suppressed by high blood sugar. How the Test is Performed Blood is typically drawn from a vein, usually from the inside of the elbow or the back of the hand. The site is cleaned with germ-killing medicine (anti...
  2. Growth hormone test Growth hormone test
    The growth hormone test measures the amount of growth hormone in the blood. How the Test is Performed Blood is typically drawn from a vein, usually from the inside of the elbow or the back of the hand. The site is cleaned with germ-killing medicine (antiseptic). The health care provider wraps an el...
  3. Guillain-Barre syndrome Guillain-Barre syndrome
    Guillain-Barre syndrome is a serious disorder that occurs when the body's defense (immune) system mistakenly attacks part of the nervous system. This leads to nerve inflammation that causes muscle weakness. Causes Guillain-Barre syndrome is an autoimmune disorder (the body's immune system attacks i...
  4. Gum biopsy Gum biopsy
    A gum biopsy is a surgery in which a small piece of gingival (gum) tissue is removed for examination. How the Test is Performed A painkiller is sprayed into the mouth in the area of the abnormal gum tissue. In some cases, a numbing injection may be used. A small piece of the gum tissue that appears...
  5. Gumma Gumma
    A gumma is a soft, tumor-like growth of the tissues (granuloma). Causes A gumma is caused by syphilis. It appears during late-stage tertiary syphilis. It usually contains a mass of dead and swollen fiber-like tissue, and occurs most often in the liver. It also can occur in the: Bone Brain Heart Sk...
  6. Gums - swollen Gums - swollen
    Swollen gums are abnormally enlarged, bulging, or protruding. Considerations Gum swelling is quite common and may involve one or many of the triangular-shaped bits of gum between nearby teeth. These sections are called papillae. Occasionally, the gums swell significantly, blocking the teeth complet...
  7. Gynecomastia Gynecomastia
    Gynecomastia is the development of abnormally large breasts in males. It is related to the excess growth of breast tissue, rather than excess fat tissue. Considerations The condition may occur in one or both breasts and begins as a small lump beneath the nipple, which may be tender. The breasts oft...