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 [glanz] (pl. glan´des) (L.)
a small, rounded mass or glandlike body.
glans clito´ridis the erectile tissue on the free end of the clitoris.
glans pe´nis the cap-shaped expansion of the corpus spongiosum at the end of the penis.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


Plural of glans.
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Plural of glans.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about glandes

Q. Anyone know if there is a connection between Fibromyalgia and your Thyroid gland? I have Fibromyalgia and I read that if your diagnosed with this you can have Thyroid problems also. If anyone knows out there please inform me. Many thanks.

A. Below is an interesting article on the subject. A significant percentage of the estimated 20 million people with hypothyroidism end up also being diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Some experts believe that like most cases of hypothyroidism, fibromyalgia is also autoimmune in nature. Others believe that fibromyalgia may be one manifestation of an under active metabolism – hypometabolism – and is therefore one variation on thyroid dysfunction.

Q. my friend ate a bar of chocolate and now her left neck gland is swollen any ideas why? no other symptoms

A. it can be an infection -just like brandon said- or although this is rare, it can also be an allergic reaction.
if it is an infection, you can usually find such other infection symptoms like : fever, pain in that swollen area, increased white blood cells (in blood work test), etc.

if it is an allergy, usually it will fade away itself in couple of days, or you can just try to consume anti-allergic drugs, such as : loratadine and maybe combined with dexamethasone.

Good luck, and stay healthy always..

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Realice la asepsia: En un lugar en el que se asegure la dignidad y la privacidad, coloque el paciente en posicion decubito supina con las piernas separadas, calcese los guantes y proceda de la siguiente manera: con la mano no dominante tome el pene, retraiga el prepucio para descubrir el glande, empiece a lavar por el meato urinario, siga con el glande, surco balano-prepucial, continue con movimientos circulares por todo el cuerpo del pene hasta la raiz sin devolverse, seque en la misma direccion, lave y seque dos veces mas y cubra el pene con gasa esteril para evitar que se contamine mientras se hace el cambio de guantes.
El pene esta formado por el glande o cabeza del pene, zona de mayor sensibilidad, donde se localizan infinidad de terminaciones nerviosas.
De quoi remplir de fierte l'entraEneur des Catalans Tito Vilanova, de retour sur le banc apres avoir fait l'impasse sur la derniere rencontre de son equipe pour continuer a soigner son cancer d'une glande salivaire.