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GABA

abbr.
gamma-aminobutyric acid

GABA

(ˈɡæbə)
n acronym for
(Biochemistry) gamma-aminobutyric acid: a biologically active substance found in plants and in brain and other animal tissues; it is a neurotransmitter that inhibits activation of neurones

GABA

(ˈgæb ə)

n.
gamma-aminobutyric acid: a neurotransmitter that inhibits excitatory responses.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.GABA - an amino acid that is found in the central nervous system; acts as an inhibitory neurotransmitter
amino acid, aminoalkanoic acid - organic compounds containing an amino group and a carboxylic acid group; "proteins are composed of various proportions of about 20 common amino acids"
neurotransmitter - a neurochemical that transmits nerve impulses across a synapse
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But here's good news: There's a powerful GABA booster that can give you a deep, restful sleep but without any of the negative side effects.
The results revealed that the ratio of GABA to Glx was significantly increased in the anterior cingulate cortex of smartphone - and internet - addicted youth prior to therapy.
Seo is of the belief that increased GABA levels in the addicted youths' brains may have links to functional loss of integration and also skewed regulation of processing in the emotional and cognitive neural network.
Water was used as the internal reference to separately calculate the concentrations of the [gamma]-aminobutyric acid (GABA), glutamate (Glu), glutamine (Gln), N-acetylaspartate (NAA), and N-acetylaspartylglutamate (NAAG) in the areas of interest and the ratios of GABA, Glu, and Gln to (NAA+NAAG).
Dopamine levels were found to be higher during bright and sunny days leading to higher GABA content in our eyes.
One of the studies shows that patients with newly debuted schizophrenia have lower levels of the neurotransmitter GABA in their cerebrospinal fluid than healthy people and that the lower the concentration of GABA the more serious their symptoms are.
In the study, first author Brad Rocco, a graduate student in Fishs laboratory, and colleagues compared GABA synthesizing and packaging proteins within chandelier cell cartridges, as well as the density of these cartridges in the prefrontal cortex of 20 schizophrenia subjects and 20 comparison subjects.
Scientists studying a part of the brain called the hippocampus found that GABA levels regulate the activity of neural stem cells.
Neuronal GABA receptor A (GABA[sub]A) receptors are pentameric chloride ion channels, with synaptic a[sz]a and extrasynaptic a[sz]a isoforms mediating phasic and tonic inhibitions, respectively, whose different subunits arrangement determines individual functions.
GABA was first discovered and isolated in Germany in 1863.
7, who had tested for a high probability of sleep disorder according to the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), were regularly administered 112 mg of PharmaGABA, the equivalent of a full 100 mg of pure GABA, over a period of three weeks.