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.
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gamma-aminobutyric acid

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

(ˈgæb ə)

n.
gamma-aminobutyric acid: a neurotransmitter that inhibits excitatory responses.
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