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G Therapy

G therapy is another term for homeo-biochemic formulation therapy, a homeopathic remedy based on plant oils which are highly diluted and then added to biochemical salts.

GABA

GABA is an acronym for gamma aminobutyric acid, an amino acid which acts as an inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system.

GABA Receptor Agonist

GABA receptor agonists are drugs that encourage the action of GABA (Gamma Aminobutyric Acid).

GABA Receptor Antagonist

GABA receptor antagonists are drugs that inhibit the action of GABA (Gamma Aminobutyric Acid).

Galantamine

Galantamine is in a class of medications called acetylcholinesterase inhibitors or cholinesterase inhibitors.

Gamma Aminobutyric Acid

Gamma aminobutyric acid is an amino acid which acts as an inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system.

Gamma Linolenic Acid

Gamma linolenic acid is an omega-6 fatty acid found in some plants, such as borage and evening primrose.

GAPS Diet

The GAPS Diet or GAPS protocol is a special diet which is designed to detoxify the gut.

Garlic

Garlic is a herb which is sometimes used as an antifungal treatment.

GARS

GARS is an acronym for the Gilliam Autism Rating Scale, a standardised instrument for the assessment and diagnosis of autism and other severe behavioural conditions

Gastrin-Releasing Peptide

Gastrin-releasing peptides (GRPs) are neuropeptides, molecules responsible for a number of physiological processes.

Gastro-Intestinal

Gastro-intestinal is a term used to describe the stomach and other parts of the digestive system.

Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease

Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is a common condition where acid from the stomach leaks out of the stomach and up into the oesophagus (gullet).

Gastroenteritis

Gastroenteritis is an infection of the stomach and bowel (large intestine).

Gaze-Contingent Display

A gaze-contingent display changes what it shows or does depending on where the viewer is looking.

GcMAF

GcMAF or Gc-MAF is an acronym for Gc protein-derived macrophage activating factor, a protein that primes macrophages so that they become toxic to tumours, pathogens and other harmful cells in the body.

Gemmotherapy

Gemmotherapy is a type of drainage therapy, a treatment which uses the buds and other very young parts of plants to stimulate elimination of toxic compounds from the body.

Gene

A gene is the functional unit of inheritance controlling the transmission and expression of one or more traits in living organisms.

Genetic

Genetic means relating to, caused by, or controlled by genes.

Genotype

Genotype is the particular set of genes possessed by an organism which interact with environmental factors to determine the organism's phenotype (set of observable behaviours).

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