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This medical term glossary provides explanations in plain English of a number of technical terms you may encounter in the process of pursuing a clinical negligence claim.
Ganglion - A grouping of nerve cells. Also used to describe an unrelated form of cyst.
Gangrene - Tissue death due to lack of blood flow.
Gastrotomy - Surgical opening of the stomach.
Genioplasty - Plastic surgery to augment or reduce the chin bone.
Genu - The knee
Gibbus - Backward curvature of the spine due to disease or injury.
Gingivitis - Gum inflammation.
Ginglymus - A hinge joint
Glasgow coma scale - Scale for the measurement of the ‘depth’ or severity of a coma.
Gluteal - Of or relating to the buttock.
Gonarthrosis - Osteoarthritis of the knee.
Grand mal - A type of epileptic seizure.
Greenstick fracture - Bone fracture in children.
Grey matter - Nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.
Gustatory - Of or relating to taste organs.
Gyri - Folds on the surface of the brain.
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