gamma aminobutyric acid

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Related to gamma aminobutyric acid: glutamate, Endorphins, dopamine, serotonin
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Noun1.gamma aminobutyric acid - 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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Sodium oxybate is the sodium salt of gamma hy-droxybutyrate (GHB), an endogenous neurotransmitter synthesized from gamma aminobutyric acid, and is also known as the "date rape" drug.
The report identifies some growing segments: alpha-lipoic acid, gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA), and vegetable supplements.
Gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) and plant responses to stress.