Gadolinium

An element used in contrast media for magnetic resonance imaging.

Gantry

A frame housing the x-ray tube, collimators, and detectors in a CT machine, with a large opening into which the patient is inserted.

Gastrointestinal (GI)

Relating to the stomach and intestines.

Generic

Nonproprietary, or not protected by trademark registration.

Genesis

The beginning of a process.

Genetic Engineering

A variety of techniques that molecular biologists use to manipulate DNA molecules to study the expression of a gene.

GFR

Glomerular filtration rate.

GH

Growth Hormone, secreted by the pituitary gland; the major hormone responsible for height growth

GHRH

Growth hormone releasing hormone.

GHRIH

Growth hormone release inhibiting hormone (same as SRIF)

GHRP

Growth hormone releasing peptide.

Gland

An organ of the body that produces materials (hormones) released into the bloodstream, such as the pituitary or pineal gland. Hormones influence metabolism and other body functions.

Glucagon Test

Glucagon is a hormone that is produced by cells in the pancreas the function of which is to raise blood sugar.

Glucocorticoids

Medications used to decrease swelling around tumors. Medication to duplicate the effects of cortisol.

Glucose

A type of sugar found in the blood; an important source of energy in the body.

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