gamma-butyrolactone


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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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Acute toxicity and withdrawal syndromes related to gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) and its analogues gamma-butyrolactone (GBL) and 1,4-butanediol (1.4 BD).
They searched Brown's home and found 603 diazepam tablets and 810 millilitres of the clubber's drug gamma-butyrolactone known as GBH.
Prices for 1,4 Butanediol (BDO) will increase by eight cents per pound; prices for N-Methyl-2-Pyrrolidone (NMP), N-Ethyl-2-Pyrrolidone (NEP) and Gamma-Butyrolactone (BLO) will increase by 10 cents per pound; and prices for Tetrahydrofuran (THF) will increase by 12 cents per pound.
GBL, which is gamma-butyrolactone, synthetic cannabinoids and BZP were legal until December 23, but are now classified B and C drugs.
Last month, Home Secretary Alan Johnson said GBL - gamma-butyrolactone - would be banned by the end of the year and designated as a class C drug, meaning users could be punished with a two-year jail term and dealers sentenced for up to 14 years.
GBL - gamma-butyrolactone - will be placed in Class C, meaning users could be punished with a two-year jail term and dealers up to 14 years.
The Home Office said it now intends to control the two chemicals, known as Gamma-butyrolactone (GBL) and 1,4 butanediol (1,4-BD) as Class C drugs after a consultation period.
Evaluation and development of gas chromatographic procedures for the determination of gamma-hydroxybutyric acid and gamma-butyrolactone in plasma.
GBL - gamma-butyrolactone - is known as an analog of GHB because it is so chemically similar that it becomes GHB naturally in the body just by swallowing it or it can be manufactured by adding household lye to it.

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