The Grapefruit diet is a weight loss plan that incorporates eating half a grapefruit with each meal and following a severely restrictive low-calorie diet. Like many other “fad” diets, rumors have circulated that this diet is associated with a major medical center, but this is untrue.
The grapefruit diet has not been recommended by medical professionals as a weight loss plan and is not considered to be a healthy way to lose weight. Rather, it is an example of an unhealthy, “fad” diet that may contribute to the cycle of weight loss and gain known as “yo-yo” dieting.
- Graves' disease
Hyperthyroidism (the presence of too much thyroid hormone), Ophthalmopathy specifically involving exophthalmos (protrusion of the eyeballs), Dermopathy with skin lesions. Take the Ankylosing Spondylitis Quiz Myths and Facts About Back Pain The ophthalmopathy can cause sensitivity to light and a feeling of “sand in the eyes.” With further protrusion of the eyes, double vision and […]
Milligray. Gray is, of course, also a hue between black and white.
- Gray baby syndrome
A syndrome due to toxicity of the antibiotic chloramphenicol in the newborn, especially the premature newborn, because of lack the necessary liver enzymes to metabolize this drug. Chloramphenicol accumulates in the baby, causing hypotension (low blood pressure), cyanosis (blue coloring of lips, nail beds, and skin from lack of oxygen in the blood), and often […]
- Gray matter
The cortex of the brain, which contains nerve cell bodies. The gray matter is so named because it is darker than the white matter, the part of the brain that contains myelinated nerve fibers.
- Gray's Anatomy
A book entitled Anatomy Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray appeared in 1858. It is still in print today and be perhaps the best known of all medical books. The English anatomist Henry Gray was born in 1825 or 1827. He studied the development of the endocrine glands and spleen and in 1853 was appointed […]