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Medical Terms

gastritis
Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the stomach.
glandular fever
Mononucleosis.
gout
Any inflammation, not just in a joint or extremity, caused by the formation of crystals of oxalic acid when it accumulates in the body. It most often occurs in joints where circulation is poor, and can even cause gallstones or kidney stones. Gout is a disease caused by a buildup of urate or uric acid in the body, which crystallizes out in areas without much rapid blood flow and can cause damage when, for example a toe is stubbed.
grippe
An old term for influenza.