gamma-hydroxybutyrate

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gam·ma-hy·drox·y·bu·ty·rate

 (găm′ə-hī-drŏk′sē-byo͞o′tə-rāt′)
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.
Translations

gamma-hydroxybutyrate, gamma-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB)

n gamma-hidroxibutirato, ácido gamma hidroxi-butírico, éxtasis líquido (fam)