gamma-hydroxybutyrate(redirected from g-hydroxybutyrate)
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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.
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gamma-hydroxybutyrate, gamma-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB)n gamma-hidroxibutirato, ácido gamma hidroxi-butírico, éxtasis líquido (fam)
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