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n. Abbr. GHB
A compound, C4H8O3, similar in structure and function to gamma-aminobutyric acid, usually used in the form of its sodium salt. It is prescribed to treat certain symptoms of narcolepsy and is used illegally for its euphoric and sedative effects.

gamma-hydroxybutyrate, gamma-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB)

n gamma-hidroxibutirato, ácido gamma hidroxi-butírico, éxtasis líquido (fam)
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A toxicology report found traces of the date rape drug gamma-hydroxybutyrate, but the inquest heard this can be produced naturally by the body after death.
NASDAQ: ALDX) presented novel data at the American Society of Human Genetics 2017 annual meeting demonstrating that ADX-102 reduced levels of gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) and gamma-aminobutyrate (GABA) in a knockout mouse model of Succinic Semialdehyde Dehydrogenase (SSADH) deficiency, the company said.
gov/pubmed/17011713) BHB is almost identical to GHB , the naturally occurring neurotransmitter, called gamma-hydroxybutyrate, that in synthetic form is used as a (https://theconversation.
Xyrem's active ingredient is gamma-hydroxybutyrate, which has been federally classified as the "date rape drug" for its use in the commission of sexual assaults.
Also recovered in the operation were synthetic materials, various drug paraphernalia and a manual on making illegal drugs such as methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu, D-lysergic acid diethylamide and gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) or liquid ecstacy.
La molecule que j'utilisais pour mes experiences etait le gamma-hydroxybutyrate, une molecule encore mal connue mais deja utilisee chez l'humain dans le traitement de la narcolepsie.
Drugs commonly involved as date-rape drugs are hypnotic or can lead to amnesia: benzodiazepines, gamma-hydroxybutyrate and its derivates or ketamine (Scott-Ham & Burton 2005; Hurley, Parker & Wells 2006; Jansen & Theron 2006).
Biopharmaceutical company Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NasdaqGSJAZZ) revealed on Tuesday the receipt of the US patent related to the use of Xyrem (sodium oxybate) oral solution for the treatment of narcolepsy, titled 'Microbiologically Sound and Stable Solutions of Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate Salt for the Treatment of Narcolepsy'.
These include 3,4 methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA or ecstasy), gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) and ketamine.
1) In this article we focus on G, the collective term for gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) and gamma-butyrolactone (GBL).
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) in its "Community Alert on Club Drugs," defined "club drugs" as Ecstasy (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, or MDMA), gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB), ketamine, Rohypnol (flunitrazepam), methamphetamine, and lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) (3).
Fellow EACD member Geoffrey Robinson, Richard Beasley from the Medical Research Institute of New Zealand and I recently published a paper comparing ethanol with gamma-hydroxybutyrate ("Fantasy"), using the new EACD criteria for scheduling new drugs.

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