gamma-aminobutyric acid

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gam·ma-a·mi·no·bu·tyr·ic acid

 (găm′ə-ə-mē′nō-byo͞o-tîr′ĭk, -ăm′ə-)
n. Abbr. GABA
An amino acid, C4H9NO2, that is not found in proteins, but occurs in the central nervous system and is associated with the transmission of nerve impulses.

gamma-aminobutyric acid

(ˌɡæməəˌmiːnəuːbjʊˈtɪrɪk)
n
(Biochemistry) the full name for GABA

GABA

(ˈgæb ə)

n.
gamma-aminobutyric acid: a neurotransmitter that inhibits excitatory responses.
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It raises the level of release of the neurotransmitter, g-aminobutyric acid (Jansson and Dybas, 1997), which irreversibly paralysed the target invertebrates and causes death.
43 g/100 g) was the most abundantly found and G-aminobutyric acid (0.
sup][1] It can bind to the a1-containing g-aminobutyric acid (GABA) [sub]A receptors with high affinity but low or no affinity to those a2, a3, or a5 GABA [sub]A receptors.