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globulin

protein molecule that has a spherical tertiary structure (e.g. hemoglobin, immunoglobulin)

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glucose

aldohexose, the cell's primary metabolic fuel; blood sugar

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glycogen

multibranched polysaccharide of glucose that is a form of energy storage in animals and fungi

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glycolipid

lipid containing carbohydrate groups (galactose)

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glycoprotein

protein containing carbohydrate groups

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Goldman-Hodgkin-Katz equation

approximate description of the resting membrane potential, based on the concentration and permeability of the three most important diffusible ions (Na+, K+, Cl-)

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G-protein

GTP-binding protein at the inner surface of membranes; plays a critical role in signal transduction

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granulocyte

WBC with multilobed nuclei and cytoplasmic granules whose staining is used to differentiate between the three basic types: neutrophil, basophil and eosinophil

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GTP

guanosine triphosphate, energy-rich nucleotide, like ATP