Graft vs. Host Disease, a complication of usually bone marrow transplant procedures. The donated bone marrow (Graft) has white blood cells inside of it and it finds itself donated into a new host that is foreign, so it starts attacking everything and causing havoc on the person that really needed that new bone marrow as […]
Gram Positive Rods (GPR) and Gram Negative Rods (GNR) Gram Positive Rod, Gram Negative Rod Sepsis. Sepsis is a life threatening reaction to infection in the body and can be caused by many types of bacteria. These two terms, GPR, GNR, are common causes of sepsis.
slang for a meal; derived from rounding on patients, but instead with food. “We’ve finished morning rounds, now its time for GI Rounds.”
Ground Level Fall. “The patient tripped on a rock and presents after GLF.”
Glasgow Coma Scale. ” A scale used to determine the patients conciousness and awareness.”
Get Out of My Emergency Room. a patient, usually poor or elderly, in the emergency room with a chronic, non-emergency condition. The name was popularized by Samuel Shem in his novel The House of God.
A drip, usually used in context of medications. “Please start a Lasix gtt”