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

(Biochemistry) the full name for GABA


(ˈgæb ə)

gamma-aminobutyric acid: a neurotransmitter that inhibits excitatory responses.
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Gabapentin was developed as a GABA analogue, and intended to mimic the gamma-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) pharmacological actions.
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ABSTRACT Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is a major neurotransmitter and effective settlement inducer in abalone aquaculture.
In this study, researchers found that human dendritic cells--an important part of the immune system--secreted the chemical gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) after being infected with toxoplasma.
His recent research activities are focused in a number of key studies including investigating how variations in the brain's composition, including the concentration of neurotransmitters such as gamma-aminobutyric acid (Gaba), can lead to individual variability in a person's behaviou.
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As you know, gamma-aminobutyric acid or GABA, is a neurotransmitter that seems to calm down the excitable buzzing that goes on in the brain, increasing one's emotional control and the probiotic bacillus seems to lead to an increase of its amount in the brain.

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