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.
A machine used during (and after) the French Revolution for beheading people condemned to death, by means of a heavy sharp blade that slid down within vertical guides. By extension, “guillotine” refers to any shearing machine or instrument (such as a paper cutter, a book trimmer, etc.) that is like a guillotine in its action. […]
- Guinea pig
1.Cavia porcellus, also known as Cavia cobaya, a plump rodent native to South America brought to Europe by the Spanish conquistadors. Often kept as pets and once very widely used a laboratory animal for research. 2.By extension, someone (or something) used as a subject of experimentation. In this sense, the term “guinea pig” may have […]
- Guinea worm disease
A parasitic disease caused by infection with the guinea worm (Dracunculus medinensis), the largest parasite known to plague people. Guinea worm disease is also called Dracunculiasis and end-of-the-road disease because it is not seen in the big cities. Once it infects a person, the guinea worm migrates through their body. It eventually emerges from the […]
- Gulf War syndrome
A syndrome involving a constellation of illnesses experienced by 5,000 to 80,000 American veterans who were in the Gulf War. (The Veterans Administration considers those who served between August 2, 1990 and July 31, 1991 as “Gulf War Conflict” veterans.) Causes of Gulf War Syndrome are not yet well understood. Symptoms include fatigue, headache, muscle […]