HCG – human chorionic gonadotropin
Structured Fat – Found between joints and organs
Normal Fat – Located throughout the body; Used to meet your bodies nutritional needs
Abnormal Fat – Deposits that cause obesity; Only drawn upon during starvation and/or pregnancy
placenta – The after-birth. In women, a large and highly complex organ through which the child in the womb receives its nourishment from the mother’s body. It is the organ in which HCG is manufactured and then given off into the mother’s blood.
Pounds and Inches: A NEW APPROACH TO OBESITY – a manuscript written by Dr. A.T.W. SIMEONS.
Pituitary Gland – he main endocrine gland. It is a small structure in the head. It is called the master gland because it produces hormones that control other glands and many body functions including growth. The pituitary consists of the anterior and posterior pituitary.
Normal Saline – low concentration of salt in water equal to the salinity of body fluids.
Calorie – A unit of energy-producing potential equal to this amount of heat that is contained in food and released upon oxidation by the body
Congenital – of or pertaining to a condition present at birth, whether inherited or caused by the environment, esp. the uterine environment.
Cholesterol – is a waxy steroid metabolite found in the cell membranes and transported in the blood plasma of all animals. It is essential structural component of mammalian cell membranes, where it is required to establish proper membrane permeability and fluidity in addition, cholesterol is an important component for the manufacture of bile acids, steroid hormones, and fat- soluble vitamins including Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, and Vitamin K.
Assimilate – Absorb digested food from the intestines.
Adrenals – of or produced by the adrenal glands.
Ndocrine – We distinguish endocrine and exocrine glands. The former produce hormones, chemical regulators, which they secrete directly into the blood circulation in the gland and from where they are carried all over the body. Examples of endocrine glands are the pituitary, the thyroid and the adrenals. Exocrine glands produce a visible secretion such as saliva, sweat, urine. There are also glands which are endocrine and exocrine.Examples are the testicles, the prostate and the pancreas, which produces the hormone insulin and digestive ferments which flow from the gland into the intestinal tract. Endocrine glands are closely inter-dependent of each other, they are linked to the autonomous nervous system and the diencephalon presides over this whole incredibly complex regulatory system.
Cortex – Outer covering or rind. The term is applied to the outer part of the adrenals but is also used to describe the gray matter which covers the white matter of the brain.
Cortisone – A synthetic substance which acts like an adrenal hormone. It is today used in the treatment of a large number of illnesses, and several chemical variants have been produced, among which are prednisone and triamcinolone
Chorionic – Of the chorion, which is part of the placenta or after-birth. The term chorionic is justly applied to HCG, as this hormone is exclusively produced in the placenta, from where it enters the human mother’s blood and is later excreted in her urine.