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n. Abbr. GBL
A chemical that has many industrial uses, especially as a solvent. It is a chemical precursor to gamma-hydroxybutyrate and is ingested illegally for its euphoriant and sedative effects.
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89 M), showed AY-glucuronidase inhibitory activity superior to the standard D-saccharic acid 1,4-lactone, with (IC50 = 48.
45 M when compared with standard D-sacharic acid 1,4-lactone (IC50 = 48.