A Healer's Glossary
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Gangrene - Death of body tissue.|
Gangrene is usually caused by a reduction or complete absence of blood to a section of tissue, although bacterial infection that destroys tissue may play a critical part in its formation.
Gangrene may be the result of burns, freezing, physical injury, a blood clot, bacteria, or any other condition that interferes with the flow of blood and destroys tissue.
Gastritis - Inflammation of the stomach lining.
Gland - Any organ that secretes a substance to be used elsewhere in the body.
Gluteal - Of or pertaining to the buttocks.
Sources for this glossary were:
Anderson, Kenneth; Anderson, Lois E.; Glanze, Walter D. Mosby's Medical, Nursing, & Allied Health Dictionary, fourth edition. USA: Rand McNally, 1994.
Bremness, Lesley. Herbs. Great Britain: Dorling Kindersley Ltd., 1994.
Lucas, Richard Melvin Miracle Medicine Herbs. West Nyack, New York: Parker Publishing Company, Inc., 1991: xiii-xvi.
McCaffrey, Anne. The White Dragon. New York: Ballantine Books, 1978: 232, 240-268, 292.
Nye, Jodie Lyn (with Anne McCaffrey). The Dragonlover's Guide to Pern, second edition. New York: Ballantine Books, 1997.
Radcliffe, J. The New International Webster's Pocket Medical & First Aid Dictionary of the English Language. USA: Trident Press International, 1997.
Webster dictionaries, various.
Wolfe, Frankie Avalon. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Herbal Remedies. USA: Alpha Books, 1999-2001.