GGGGG (five Gs) Al-Anon term "get off his back, get out of his way, get out of yourself help others , get with God, go to meetings" (unwritten, subjective informal suggestions for newcomers to Al-Anon to help them begin to cope).
GGT Gammaglutamyltranferas. See: Biological marker.
GH3 Colloquial term for Gerovital H3, which is procaine hydrochloride, purported to cure many ills - a local anesthetic which is metabolized to parsaminobenzoic acid (PABA) and diethylaminoethanol (DEAE) - no curative effects noted from research studies. Ghana Colloquial term for marijuana. Ghanja Cannabis. Ghariga Cannabis.
GHB Since about 1990, GHB (gamma- hy-droxybutyrate) has been abused. for euphoric, sedative, and anabolic (body building) effects. As with Rohypnol and clonazepam, GHB has in the USA been associated with sexual assault in cities throughout the country. Reports indicate liquid GHB is being used in nightclubs for effects similar to those of Rohypnol. It is known as "liquid ecstacy," "somatomax," "scoop," or "grievous bodily harm." In Miami, poison control center calls have reflected problems associated with increased GHB use, including loss of consciousness. Coma and seizures can occur following abuse of GHB and, when combined with methamphetamine, there appears to be an increased risk of seizure. Combining use with other drugs such as alcohol can result in nausea and difficulty breathing. GHB may also produce withdrawal effects, including insomnia, anxiety, tremors, and sweating. Because of concern about Ro-hypnol, GHB, and other similarly abused sedative-hypnotics, the United States Congress passed the "Drug-Induced Rape Prevention and Punishment Act of 1996" in October 1996. This legislation increased Federal penalties for use of any controlled substance to aid in sexual assault. GHB can be produced in clear liquid, white powder, tablet, and capsule forms, and it is often used in combination with alcohol. GHB has been increasingly involved in poisonings, overdoses, "date rapes," and fatalities. The drug is used predominantly by adolescents and young adults, often when they attend nightclubs and raves. GHB is often manufactured in homes with recipes and ingredients found and purchased on the Internet. GHB is usually abused either for its intoxicating/sedative/euphoriant properties or for its growth hormone-releasing effects, which can build muscles.
Some individuals are synthesizing GHB in home laboratories. Ingredients in GHB, gamma-butyrolactone (GBL) and 1,4-butanediol, can also be converted by the body into GHB. These ingredients are found in a number of dietary supplements available in health food stores and gymnasiums to induce sleep, build muscles, and enhance sexual performance.
GHB is a central nervous system depressant that can relax or sedate the body. At higher doses it can slow breathing and heart rate to dangerous levels. GHB's intoxicating effects begin 10 to 20 minutes after the drug is taken. The effects typically last up to 4 hours, depending on the dosage. At lower doses, GHB can relieve anxiety and produce relaxation; however, as the dose increases, the sedative effects may result in sleep and eventual coma or death. Overdose of GHB can occur rather quickly, and the signs are similar to those of other sedatives: drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, headache, loss of consciousness, loss of reflexes, impaired breathing, and ultimately death.
GHB is cleared from the body relatively quickly, so it is sometimes difficult to detect in emergency rooms and other treatment facilities.
Gheed up Colloquial term for being high on drugs.
Gho Colloquial term for opium. Ghodse, Hamid Member of UN:s International Narcotics Control Board, INCB. Professor of Psychiatry. Ghorabach Calamus. Ghost 1. Colloquial term for opium addict.
2. Colloquial term for LSD.
Ghost busting 1. Colloquial term for smoking cocaine. 2. Colloquial term for searching for white particles in the belief that they are crack.
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