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

(Biochemistry) the full name for GABA
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gamma-aminobutyric acid: a neurotransmitter that inhibits excitatory responses.
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Five of the 11 potential biomarkers were positively identified in HMDB (i.e., taurine, DL-2-aminooctanoic acid, dityrosine, uracil, and gamma-aminobutyric acid).
Sodium Oxybate is the sodium salt of gamma hydroxybutyrate, an endogenous compound and metabolite of the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), added the company.
Background: Propofol and etomidate are the most important intravenous general anesthetics in the current clinical use and that mediate gamma-aminobutyric acid's (GABAergic) synaptic transmission.
A middle-aged male had success rapidly reducing fast-acting alprazolam (Xanax) dosage by taking very high doses of niacin, along with gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and vitamin C.
Meanwhile, the concentrations of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), glutamine/glutamate complex (Glx) and N-Acetyl Aspartate (NAA) were measured relative to concentration of water, on the ACC and OFC of participants, for statistical analysis via LC model version 6.3 software.
The scientists measured levels of two brain chemicals--glutamate and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)--which have been found to play a role in the regulation of emotions and thinking.
Pregabalin is a gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) analog used for the treatment of partial epilepsy neuropathic pain, fibromyalgia, and generalized anxiety disorder As a GABA analog, there has been some concern about its abuse liability.
Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), a four-carbon nonprotein amino acid, functions as an inhibitory transmitter compound in the central nervous system and some non-neuronal tissues of adult mammals (Watanabe et al., 2002).
A Your brain produces gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA,) a chemical which helps calm nervous activity and relieve anxiety.
The researchers found that a specific type of neuron in the PZ that makes the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is responsible for deep sleep.

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