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Y-Aminobutyric Acid

Y-aminobutyric acid is another name for gamma aminobutyric acid or GABA, an amino acid which acts as an inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system.

Yeast

Yeast is a microscopic, one-celled organism belonging to the group of organisms called fungi

Yeast-Free Diet

The yeast-free diet is a type of exclusion diet which requires you to avoid all sources of yeast.

Yi-Gan San

Yi-gan san is another term for yokukansan, a traditional Asian herbal medicine.

Yoga Therapy

Yoga is a mind-body practice in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) with origins in ancient Indian philosophy.

Yoked Prisms

Yoked prisms, another term for ambient prism lenses, are used to help improve ambient vision, the visual system related to spatial organisation.

Yokukansan

Yokukansan, also known as yi-gan san, is a traditional Asian herbal medicine.

Ysgol-y-Gogarth Model

The Ysgol-y-Gogarth Model is based on the educational programme provided by the Ysgol-y-Gogarth, an autism-specific school in Llandudno, Wales.

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