Glutathione S-transferase omega-1.
A method in tradition Chinese medicine in which the skin on the back, neck, shoulders, buttocks, and or limbs is lubricated and then pressured and scraped in strokes with a round-edge instrument. Instruments include a ceramic spoon, metal cap with rounded edge, slice of water buffalo horn or jade as is used in Asia. The […]
One of the four bases in DNA that make up the letters ATGC. Guanine is the “G”. The others are adenine, cytosine, and thymine. Guanine always pairs with cytosine to form the base pair G-C (guanine-cytosine) in the DNA. The other base pair in the DNA is A-T (adenine-thymine). Each base pair forms a rung […]
- Guarding, abdominal
Tensing of the abdominal wall muscles to guard inflamed organs within the abdomen from the pain of pressure upon them. Abdominal guarding is detected when the abdomen is pressed and is an indication that inflammation of the inner abdominal (peritoneal) surface may be present due, for example, to appendicitis or diverticulitis. The tensed muscles of […]
- Guided imagery
An alternative medicine technique in which patients use their imagination to visualize improved health, or to ‘attack’ a disease, such as a tumor. Guided imagery may be utilized as complementary medicine in some oncology centers and other medical facilities.
- Guillain-Barre syndrome
Demyelination; Landry ascending paralysis; Polio.