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Titlesort descending Definition
Gamma Globulin One of the proteins in blood serum that contains antibodies. Passive immunizing agents obtained from pooled human plasma.
Glatiramer Acetate Injection An immunomodulator used to treat multiple sclerosis, it is thought to act as a decoy, diverting the autoimmune response against myelin. Glatiramer Acetate is administered by subcutaneous injection.
Globulin Simple proteins that are found in the blood serum, which contain molecules central to the immune system function.
Graft-v-Host Disease (GVHD) A reaction of donated bone marrow against the recipient patient's own tissue.
Growth Hormone Deficiency A deficiency of the regulating growth hormone. Growth hormone is produced in the pituitary gland, and causes for its deficiency range from congenital conditions such as gene mutation and congenital malformations of the pituitary to autoimmune inflammation and stroke.
Guillian - Barre Syndrome Also known as acute inflammatory polyneuropathy or Landry's ascending paralysis, this rare neurological syndrome affects 1-2 people per 100,000. Symptoms of this ascending paralysis begin with loss of function in the extremities that progresses throughout the body. Often respiratory muscles are affected, resulting in respiratory failure. Muscle weakness and pain in the hips, thighs and back are common. In severe cases, complete paralysis may be experienced. Recovery may be lengthy (sometimes more than a year), and may be partial or complete. The fact that this syndrome often follows an acute viral or bacterial infection suggests that it is an immune-regulated antibody response to an infection which also mistakenly affects the myelin sheaths of the nerves, resulting in demyelination of the peripheral nerves. IVIG is commonly used to treat Guillian Barre patients with rapidly progressing paralysis.