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Glossary of Weight Loss Terms

Gangrene: death of body tissue usually caused by lack of blood supply.

Generic Drug:A drug whose patent has expired thus enabling it to be manufactured by any company. Phentermine is an example of a Generic Drug.

Gestational: referring to the period of pregnancy from conception to birth.

Glomerulus: a tiny tuft of blood vessels that is part of the functional unit of the kidney.

Glucose: a simple sugar found in the blood. It is the body's main source of energy; also known as dextrose

Glucose Tolerance: Test a diagnostic test for diabetes involving a drink of glucose (after an overnight fast) followed by a series of blood glucose estimations over 2 hours

Glucagon: a hormone produced in the pancreas that increases blood glucose.

Glucagon: a hormone produced in the pancreas that increases blood glucose.

Glycogen:The principle storage form of carbohydrate energy (glucose) which is reserved in muscles and in the liver. Muscles appear fuller when glycogen levels are high.

Glycated Haemoglobin: haemoglobin with glucose and other sugars chemically bound to it - also referred to as glycosylated haemoglobin. Haemoglobin A1c is a specific component of glycated haemoglobin.

Glycosuria: the presence of glucose in the urine.

Gram:A metric unit for weight and mass present on food labels. One gram (1g) is one thousandth of one kilogram (1kg).

Green Tea Weight Loss: Green Tea, the common name for Carmellia Sinensis is an herb that has been used for weight loss because of its thermogenic attributes.

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