gamma hydroxybutyrate


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gamma hydroxybutyrate

(ˌɡæməhaɪˌdrɒksɪˈbjuːtɪreɪt)
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1. (Recreational Drugs) a substance that occurs naturally in the brain, used medically as a sedative but also as a recreational drug and alleged aphrodisiac: known as 'liquid ecstasy' when mixed with alcohol. Abbreviation: GHB
2. (Pharmacology) a substance that occurs naturally in the brain, used medically as a sedative but also as a recreational drug and alleged aphrodisiac: known as 'liquid ecstasy' when mixed with alcohol. Abbreviation: GHB
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Noun1.gamma hydroxybutyrate - a club drug available in liquid or powder form is taken orally (frequently combined with alcohol); used to incapacitate individuals for the commission of sexual assault and rape
club drug - a controlled substance that is usually taken by young people at dance clubs and raves
grievous bodily harm, liquid ecstasy, max, easy lay, Georgia home boy, goop, soap, scoop - street names for gamma hydroxybutyrate
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Gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB) and gamma butyrolactone (GBL) withdrawal: Five case studies.
Far more effective for fibromyalgia - and most likely other central pain states as well - are dual reuptake inhibitors such as tricyclic compounds (amitriptyline, cyclobenzaprine), serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (milnacipran, duloxetine), gamma hydroxybutyrate, and gabapentin.
Far more effective for fibromyalgia--and most likely other central pain states as well--are dual reuptake inhibitors such as tricyclic compounds (amitriptyline, cyclobenzaprine), serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (milnacipran, duloxetine), gamma hydroxybutyrate, and gabapentin, he said.
Like a similar drug from Jazz Pharmaceuticals called Xyrem, JZP-6 is a form of gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB), a chemical that has gained notoriety as a date-rape drug.
HAS TERMINATED ITS Sodium Gamma Hydroxybutyrate development and supply agreement with Jazz Pharmaceuticals.
Class C Tranquilisers, some painkillers, Gamma hydroxybutyrate (used to treat sleep disorders and as an anaesthetic) , Ketamine (hallucinogenic that's used as an anaesthetic).
But 4-HB-also called gamma hydroxybutyrate or GHB-is best known and most feared when it is taken orally, because it is a drug that impairs the capacity to exercise judgment, like rohypnol and ketamine hydrochloride.