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  1. Grand rounds Grand rounds
    Grand rounds: A formal meeting at which physicians discuss the clinical case of one or more patients. Grand rounds originated as part of residency training wherein new information was taught and clinical reasoning skills were enhanced. Grand rounds today are an integral component of medical educatio...
  2. Granny cam Granny cam
    Granny cam: A camcorder (a video camera and video recorder in one unit) that displays a live feed of elderly people, as in a nursing home, to keep an eye on them and the care they receive. The issue of the granny cams has a matter for debate between the nursing home industry, which opposes them as ...
  3. Grannycam Grannycam
    Grannycam: See: Granny cam....
  4. Granular leukocyte Granular leukocyte
    Granular leukocyte: A type of white blood cell filled with microscopic granules (tiny sacs) containing enzymes that digest microorganisms. Granular leukocytes -- they are better known as granulocytes -- are part of the innate immune system and have somewhat non specific, broad-based activity. They...
  5. Granulation Granulation
    Granulation: That part of the healing process in which rough, pink tissue containing new connective tissue and capillaries forms around the edges of a wound. Granulation of a wound is normal and desirable....
  6. Granulocyte Granulocyte
    Granulocyte: A type of white blood cell filled with microscopic granules that are little sacs containing enzymes, compounds that digest microorganisms. Granulocytes are part of the innate immune system and have somewhat nonspecific, broad-based activity. They do not respond exclusively to specific...
  7. Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor
    Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor: See: G-CSF....
  8. Granulocytopenia Granulocytopenia
    Granulocytopenia: A marked decrease in the number of granulocytes. Granulocytes are a type of white blood cell filled with microscopic granules that are little sacs containing enzymes that digest microorganisms. Granulocytes are part of the innate, somewhat non specific infection-fighting immune s...
  9. Granuloma Granuloma
    Granuloma: A granuloma is one of a number of forms of localized nodular inflammation found in tissues. The fact that a granuloma is localized is important. So is its nodularity. Granulomas have a typical pattern when examined under a microscope. Granulomas can be caused by a variety of biologi...
  10. Granuloma annulare Granuloma annulare
    Granuloma annulare:The definition of granuloma annulare in one of the standard print medical dictionaries begins: "a benign, usually self-limited granulomatous disease of unknown etiology, chiefly involving the dermis." Translation: This condition usually clears up by itself (it is "usually self...
  11. Granuloma, calcified Granuloma, calcified
    Granuloma, calcified: A calcified granuloma is a granuloma containing calcium deposits. Since it usually takes some time for calcium to be deposited in a granuloma, it is generally assumed that a calcified granuloma is an old granuloma. A granuloma is one of a number of forms of localized nodu...
  12. Granuloma, fish bowl Granuloma, fish bowl
    Granuloma, fish bowl: Localized nodular skin inflammation (small reddish raised areas of skin) caused by a bacterium called mycobacterium marinum. Fish bowl granuloma is typically acquired by occupational or recreational exposure to salt or fresh water, often resulting from minor trauma during cari...
  13. Granuloma, swimming pool Granuloma, swimming pool
    Granuloma, swimming pool: Localized nodular skin inflammation (small reddish raised areas of skin) caused by a bacterium called mycobacterium marinum. Swimming pool granuloma is typically acquired by occupational or recreational exposure to salt or fresh water, often resulting from minor trauma dur...
  14. Granulomatosis, allergic Granulomatosis, allergic
    Granulomatosis, allergic: A disease (also more commonly called the Churg-Straus syndrome) characterized by inflammation of the blood vessels in persons with a history of asthma or allergy. The symptoms of the Churg-Strauss syndrome include fatigue, weight loss, inflammation of the nasal passages, n...
  15. Granulomatosis, Wegener's Granulomatosis, Wegener's
    Granulomatosis, Wegener's: An inflammatory disease of small arteries and veins (vasculitis) that classically involves vessels supplying the tissues of the lungs, nasal passages (sinuses), and kidneys. Symptoms include fatigue, weight loss, fevers, shortness of breath, bloody sputum, joint pains...