gamma-butyrolactone

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Related to Gamma butyrolactone: gamma hydroxybutyrate

gam·ma-bu·tyr·o·lac·tone

 (găm′ə-byo͞o′tə-rə-lăk′tōn′)
n. Abbr. GBL
A chemical that has many industrial uses, especially as a solvent. It is a chemical precursor to gamma-hydroxybutyrate and is ingested illegally for its euphoriant and sedative effects.
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Authorities also seized ecstasy, shabu and gamma butyrolactone (GBL), a dangerous drug.
It is obtained through the process of condensation of gamma butyrolactone and monomethylamine.
The chemical, also known as gamma butyrolactone or GBL, is legally available for use as a cleaning product but it is illegal to sell for ingestion.
In one example, a 38wt% polyvinylidene fluoride solution in a mixture of gamma butyrolactone and diethylene glycol was extruded at 190[degrees]C into a 12[degrees]C bath of 80-wt% aqueous gamma butyrolactone, resulting in a hollow fiber membrane.
It is thought they had swallowed a chemical, possibly gamma butyrolactone - known as GBL.
Mr Llwyd said: "In August, the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs recommended that gamma butyrolactone, or GBL for short, becomes a Class C substance.
The drug GHB is broken down in the body into Gamma Butyrolactone and can induce symptoms including euphoria, confusion and unconsciousness.
where police found several bottles of liquid GHB and a precursor, gamma butyrolactone (GBL), which is easily converted to GHB, according to court records.
Tests later revealed she had Gamma Butyrolactone, known as GHB ( a drug capable of affecting the central nervous system ( in her blood.
Ephedra or Ephedrine DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) Melatonin Dieter's Teas L-Tryptophan Folic Acid Gamma Hydroxybutyric Acid (GHB), Gamma Butyrolactone (GBL), and 1,4 Butanediol (BD)